Sunday, 19 October 2014

Dark Age Ambush

Almost back to their village the Vikings were feeling pretty confident that they had pulled off a raid on the local Saxons with not even suffering a scratch.

Vikings returning from a raid in Saxon territory

 All the Vikings had to do was get the loot into the village before the Saxons take it back off them.

  Out from the trees came the Saxon warbands charging straight towards the Vikings.

 The Saxons decided to attack the Viking village and therefore prevent the Vikings from being able to fulfill their victory conditions. The large number of archers in the Viking village were also causing the Saxons some concerns. Just another reason to attack the village before the Vikings get there.

 One warband attacked the column  while the other two charged the village.
 Although several Saxons made it over the fences it was hard going.
 The Vikings were hampered by the slow moving carts and captives but not enough for the Saxon warbands.
 Insufficient Saxons became the big problem. Just too many Vikings and slowly the Vikings raiders were getting closer to their goal.
 By now every turn saw another group of Viking loot make it to the safety of their village.

 Eventually the Saxons had to concede. They backed off and let the remaining Vikings return home with all their ill gotten gain.
 Next time the Saxons will have greater numbers and will return to raid the Viking settlement.

A great night with the lads even if I was on the wrong side, again!

Rules were again modified LotR.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Early WW2 in 15mm

Our last game was set in early WW2 with the Germans attacking a couple of French held towns on their way to dominating France.

The rules were Rapid Fire.

 The Germans began by attacking the French Right and centre.
The French centre town.

 Over on the French left the Germans attempted to block any chance of the French reinforcing their centre.
French reserves moving up to the centre town.

The centre French town.

Citroen trucks parked by one of the French towns.

 The German attack on the French right was proving to be hard work. After suffering heavy casualties the Germans were almost in.
 The Germans were blasting the centre town with 88's and some 105's before the infantry bailed out of their trucks to storm the town.
More German support.

Trusty 88.

 Tank attacks with infantry support was the order of the day.
 The German tanks rolled past the first French held town to take on the waiting French armour that was coming up in support.

 In the end it was all in vain as the French managed to hold on to the towns until nightfall.
 Despite the Germans having the greater numbers they were unable to take any more French towns.
Very costly for the Germans but I can see a re-match coming!

Thanks to Adrian for supplying all the buildings, troops and vehicles as well as running the game.