Tuesday, 9 August 2016

English Civil War in 15mm

Over the past month or so some of the group have played a couple of games using our 15mm ECW figures. The rules used are Armati and the figures are from various manufacturers.

Nothing too flash in the games, line them up and go forward hoping that the dice gods are on your side. I believe a few sacrificial chickens helps with that!

Here is a mix of photos from both games.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

AWI using Rank and File

Last weeks game for the gang was set during the American Revolution.

The scenario idea was based on the battle of Brandywine.

The Americans were defending along a river and were attacked from the opposite side but also attacked in their flank.

 The Americans could setup anywhere along their side of the river.
 The game began with the arrival of the first British brigade. 
 The first brigade started putting the pressure on the American lines.
 The second brigade of red coats arrived on the flank of the Americans. The Americans were forced to turn some of their troops to meet the threat .

 On the American left both sides were happy to trade shots across the river.
 By now the third British brigade had arrived and was moving down between the second brigade and the river.
 The pressure was mounting for the Americans.
 Down at the American left casualties were mounting on both sides of the river, but
 at the other end it was all on! Repeated charges from the British were slowly pushing back the Americans but they were making a good fight of it. Some excellent shooting from the defenders was making life difficult for the British.
 Although far from being destroyed the American army needed to protect Philadelphia and so were now being forced to withdraw in front of the advancing British.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Somewhere in Vietnam

A recent game with the gang that was set in Vietnam.

 American choppers, patrolling near the border spot some North Vietnamese around some patches of jungle.

 Groups of American and South Vietnamese troops are sent in to sort out the North Vietnamese.
 Some of the locals abandoned their fields and headed for cover.

 The American group was hit hard by the majority of the North Vietnamese troops.
 Although suffering heavy casualties the Americans eventually subdued the North Vietnamese.
 A recon chopper helped direct fire from the artillery on the North Vietnamese positions.

 The South Vietnamese troops had a much easier time finding little resistance in the village.
 More choppers came in to drop off more troops, but the machine guns of the choppers were enough for all resistance to melt away.
 With the Americans now moving again and the choppers controlling from the skies the North Vietnamese troops pulled out of the area.

As there were no chopper casualties we didn't get to use Adrian's lovely damaged chopper.

After the game I set up a wee scene and clicked away.

Thanks to Adrian for supplying almost everything and for running the game.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

In the Crimea.

Our last game was set in the Crimea. A smallish French force was in defence on a hill top. They were hoping that the British would help them out before the Russians arrived.

The British disembarked from the ships and were rowed ashore. The first wave tried to get into a position where they could hold off the Russians while the other waves went to support the French.

In the end by the time the British got to the French it was too late.
The French had been destroyed but the British were able to retake the hill.
For the Russians the loses in tasking the hill were too much and they were forced to with draw.

15mm troops and ships from Adrian's collection.

Rules used were Volley and Bayonet.