Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Another rainy night in Launceston. The FOW part of the club put together a four player scenario -- using 2 x 1500 pt forces per side. The allies had veteran US tanks (Nick) plus British tanks (Rob), vs Germans (Starn and Aggro) with lots of tigers and 88's, in a breakthrough scenario.
The Allies had horrendous luck at first, failing to damage the tigers. The tigers moved to attack, slowly destroying the allied armour. However, they moved away from the rear objective. The allied breakthrough took the rear objective (though not without loosing a lot of tanks to the German infantry), and the Germans had nothing that could get back in time to contest the objective. A win to the good guys!!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
The pics are: 1) Overview from behind Russian right soon after start. 2) Behind Russian left late. 3) Behind Russian right.
German wins: 12.
Russian wins: 8.
Ties: 2 (Both effectively German wins as they held vital areas).
Initiative: Germans 4x, Russians 18x. (It was the 13th time before the Germans won one).
Final Victory Points: Germany: 270.
The Russians had taken Vitebsk (on 3rd attempt), Mogilev (on 2nd attempt) & area Lepel.
The Germans held Orsha (attacked unsuccessfully 3 times, but out of supply) & Bobruisk (lost on 1st attempt, then regained) & areas Osipovichi & Dzisna.
Both sides had lost some Firestorm Troops (3 German, 2 Russian).
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Jim's Spevverband (+2 Panthers) v, Rich's Strelk: 2,000 pts FFA on 8x6.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The game was characterised by bad rolling on both sides. Starn made a cunning move with his tigers -- but failed his stromtrooper, even though he had 'for the fatherland' (stormtrooper on 2+). Nick rushed in with his sherman 76's for flank shots -- and missed. Starn retaliated -- and missed. Nick, with glee, returned shots -- and missed. Starn finally managed to destroy the 76's. But the battle was decided on the other flank where artillery killed the 88's, shermans came out of hiding and killed nebelwerfers and then a MG platoon. Finally, the shermans charged into the German infantry on the objective, knowing that they only had to kill one more platoon to cause the Germans to take army morale. The German infantry succeeded in destroying the shermans, but failed morale themselves, taking the whole German side with them. A good close game.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Free For All. Germans out of supply & dropped a Morale class, but had Festerplatz defences. 1500pts + 2 Firestorm troops each, 8x6 table.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Jim's Byzantines v. Rich's Crusaders
Sunday, June 07, 2009
SteveJ's SS Panzer (ROH) v. Jim's Strelk - 1500 pts + FS in Encounter Mission.