The Soviet winter offensive is about to begin.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
For this game Des took command of my Byzantines in his first Impetus game in 15mm (he had played once before in a multiplayer 6mm game, this time he was on his own).
The Arabs went down in a screaming heap.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Yesterday Richard and I started this classic Avalon Hill game circa 1981. I had not played it before and went the Triple Entente while Richard who hadn't played the game for some thirty years went the Central Powers. Our first session completed the first year.
These two units are the last of the foot figures acquired as part of my purchase last year, or was it the year before? Whatever, they are done now. Only have about forty cavalry/camelry figures to go and then all the purchased figures are done. I have bought some extra figures, but that is a project for another day.
For the record the units re[resent one unit of short bow A archers (T) and one unit of short bow B skirmishers (S) for use with Impetus.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Can't believe it was April when I last added to this collection. I am now down to the final figures of the purchase, although there is still a bit of cavalry to repair and rebase. Here are two more units of archers and one of slingers all based for Impetus as T and S troops respectively.
The Ancient & Medieval Wargaming group on Facebook helped me identify the figures as Mike's Models. A bit of further investigation and I would suggest the slingers are AP71 Berber slinger and the archers AP67 Arab archer. One wag in the group suggested that the archers are wearing "the new strip for Newcastle United and will in time be Sunderlands away strip".
In doing a final edit on this post I find that my use of the term "wag" which I meant as young chap or gossip (and think I heard it in Life of Brian, but by Pontius Pilate who had problems with his r's so maybe it was "rag"). I now find it means "wives and girlfriends" which I suppose links back to the football comment. Learning all the time (which is a quote from Benny Hill).
Thursday, October 7, 2021
S/O 43 EOT THE AXIS GET THE TRIFECTA - THE INITIATIVE, BAD WEATHER AND EOT!
Monday, October 4, 2021
Today Richard and I played new production of a classic SPI game.
The fascinating thing about this game is one player is the Soviet/West Front Germans and the other the Western Allies and the Eastern Front Germans.
That's a Canadian unit in Berlin. Worth 10 VP it clinched the game for the Western Allies played by Richard. The scores were 17 to 26. But as berlin is worth 10, it was really quiet close.
Looking forward to playing it again.