Not something you really want to find and definitely not The Flowerpot Men.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Iran is finally conquered.
Vichy is installed, just about everywhere!
Japan has a major offensive in China that is not very successful.
Attention now turns to the Eastern Med.
Friday, January 22, 2021
There are a few centuries between these armies and it shows.
I was the attacker, but didn't contribute to any of the terrain placement. There is an impassable lake/swamp (that can be shot over - handy for those with artillery and muskets) and a wood. Oh, and a convenient table edge to snuggle up to.
Seeing how the enemy had deployed I tried for something different - an on table redeployment, to be achieved by marching up the right flank. I knew it was going to be a challenge as there is no "face to the left" command.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
I was fortunate to be gifted a Welsh DBA Army as a bonus to some recent purchases I had made from the estate of a recently deceased gamer (amongst many other interests and achievements that I know he had in life). While I had met him once or twice, I didn't really know him, but through some of his friends who I do know, I am very happy to have some of his figures in my collection.
While I like DBA, I haven't played for years and don't see myself playing again when I can play Basic Impetus to much the same effect. The figures were based on thin cardboard that had badly warped and so they needed rebasing and that was what I did. Very happy how they have come up and looking forward to using them in Tony's memory. They will be joining other Dark Age troops that I have, but haven't quiet got around to organising yet.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
EDIT: The title of the game is Red Star White Eagle.
Richard did warn me that this scenario favours the Poles.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Paris falls, Tehran falls and France declares war on Italy claiming control of the Mediterranean.
Once a year around this time I like to play the Crossfire Stalingrad scenario. The terrain and figures I have for this are a bit cheap, even cheesy, but that is part of the allure/charm.
I put the game on for the club's first Games day of 2021 and Stephen went the Soviets. I had a cunning plan as the Nazis and it was working well, until those Soviets went all out in the factory. No, not a strike, an attack.