I'm actually working to a plan. I've gone through all the Russian Front scenarios on the wonderful Hexes and Miniatures site and worked out what Soviet forces I need for them. I've got about 80% of what I need, closer to 90% if I could just bring myself to use some armoured cars (of which I have an abundance) as armoured assets rather than invest in lots more T26s and BT5s. Anyway, with this installment completed, I have all the T34s I need (which is a whopping 12 - that's a lot for a Rommel game).
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
Six turns to go and the race is on. Can the Commonwealth get to Beirut?
While similar to most WW2 boardgames, the CRT and terrain effects are different and produce some mind boggling/juggling. Basically hard to predict results.
The scenario is a interesting mix of slog and manoeuvre and there are decisions to make about attacks (noting difficulty of knowing outcome and having to attack all adjacent units if you attack) as well as decisions about lines of attack (coast, valley, Damascus etc).
Most importantly we can tick this one off our games list.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Having driven to Damascus, our third session focused on the battle for Damascus and then sweeping into the Beqaa Valley.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
At the club's February games day Simon adapted the Rommel rule set to this Pacific battle. It was more a test to see if the forces were balanced and the new ops charts appropriate. The figures and terrain looked great.
Friday, February 19, 2021
The campaign continues. The blurry images are my fault, the random orientation is probably also my fault, ably assisted by Blogger (however after a bit of effort and false starts I fixed the image orientation problem by going into the folder holding the image on my computer, right clicking the image and using the subsequent menu to rotate left or right as required).
Another beautiful little model from Zvezda, if a bit on the fragile side (as in care is needed in pressing the pieces into place). I did a way too simple paint job, but it will be perfect on the table top.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
A quick turn that saw the Axis going west and south and the USSR going east, far east.