Thursday, 30 June 2016

Wings of War part5

Wings of War
29/6/2016 at WAR club night .  Got the table up early before Mike turn up with his Aircraft so got all my German air craft out .
Have tried in the past to have a large bomber wing of 8 aircraft with fighter escort moving up a 16foot table . Fun started at the end of the table when they turn round aircraft all over the place .






Friday, 17 June 2016

25mm A.C.W. Game at WAR

25mm A.C.W. Game at WAR 15/6/2016
Managed to het the tables up in the small bar hall as the large hall have 30 odd tables up and in use.
Mike road is closed for road works so I had to bring both army's For a game at WAR.
So 4 boxes of figures . Mike had not played ACW for  long time so just using the cut down rules for this game to make it a fast play game with a bit of fun.
Mike has 10 infantry  Regiments of CSA 
I have 10 infantry Regiments of USA all of 33 men each  game size of table 6x5 foot.
Mike made 2 divisions of 5 Regiments . I made 2 divisions of 4 regiments with 2 in reserve with the hope to plug the gaps in the firing line . First 3 moves army's advance  . Now the fun starts
start trading shots with some good saving throws both side losing figures . Some Regiments start to fall back as morale take affect . My 2 reserve  Regiments go in think I have cracked it then my luck runs out . Mike makes some good saving throws and I can not save any then the morale on 4 of my regiments go down the pan . So off they go then on the next move what's left of my 6 regiments get hammered from Mikes 8 regiments game over.
Good Game lots of laughing and joking
Packed up and on the road by 10 40 and home by 12 .







Tuesday, 7 June 2016

25mm American War of Independence Game at WAR

25mm American War of Independence 1/6/2016
This is the first time I have played AWI game . After playing games for over 50 years I made all the mistakes you can make in one game .
Mike brought both British and Americans  down to the club WAR . Set up the table in the small hall
as the larger one was full up .
Mike Used the British all Regulars
I had 3 Regulars 4 militia  .
Having a look at the table I know that Mike was going to get his own back for the last game we played.
The British had all the roads so could mover round the table fast I had to cross a river that had a ford in it on my side . So once set up my troops could not support each other as much as I would like to .
Mike then said he could not find the AWI rules he uses as found the old set of FIW that we first used but not the updated copy at is back in my house 65miles a way .
Now I know a win was out of the question for me just how long could I hold out . Mike pushed his troops forward on my right flank . Managed to in flicked causalities on his British but they would not brake. Then his Scots hit my militia in a melee Lost the first round and then lost the second round .
My Regulars then tried to stop crossing the British in a corn field not hits at all for two moves . Im then out flanked and a British second regiment hit my Regulars in the flank and his British now out of the corn field charge in for a melee. Lots two more round of Melee .
His Scots then surrounded my Second militia unit in the large field won the first melee but then his numbers told on the second melee . Seeing the other two units running a way and a bad dice throw they surrender. My regulars in the centre have take a lot of fire as this is going on are down to just a few men and with seeing the militia surrendering they off the table .Now with my left flank goon and my centre just running off the table Game over.