Saturday, 30 July 2011

[BKC2] Somewhere in the Ardennes December 1944

American Paras and Waffen SS fight over a small town. 1500pt Encounter battle.

The Americans go first!

Only half the American force gets on the table and heads down the road.

The Germans get a command bonus and run across the snow!

The Americans go first!

The Paras reach the edge of town.

The second half of the Para force stall at a small wood.

Another command bonus sees the SS storming into town.

The Americans go first (its not deja vu!)

The SS are pouring into town and taking up strong positions.

The first shot of the game sees the Hertzer fire down the road, the Paras don't seem impressed.

Command blunder sends the American HQ back to the edge of town.

The Americans go first!

A command blunder knocks out a jeep towing an artillery support unit.

Its difficult to call in artillery when you can only see 5cm!

The other US commander blunders as well sending a reece unit into close combat, they die.

Any guesses who went first?

Suddenly the American CO starts issuing orders, his force runs into town

In the centre of town a brutal series of close assualts and point blank range fire power causes devastation.

The COs boys are stabbing Germans left right and centre!

However they get a little to cocky and suffer some casualties themselves!

There are no prizes for guessing who went first!

The Anericans are staring to gain the upper hand, a single 30 cal MG team chases the German FAO around the town.

The marder heads off road and tries to nail some Paras.

However it runs out of command steam!

The SS bottle it, victory for the Americans!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Soviet Air Force!

While I wait for my Pendraken infantry battalion to arrive I painted up some Scotia planes. (we like to use 6mm planes with our 10mm armies)

Monday, 11 July 2011

Saturday, 9 July 2011

[ROE] Advance to contact - Indians vs. DAK

The DAK forces are hit by some deadly accurate mortar fire
Making use of what little cover the desert can provide

The Indians try to bring some AT to bear on the Matilda

Both sides are quick to occupy the buildings.

One shot puts an end to the Indian armour!

Perhaps stealth might help...

The Indians charge forward and manage to knock out the LMG team from a DAK section but it leaves them exposed

The carriers try to use their ATRs to knock out the Germans captured tank but one is sent spinning out of control by AT fire

The Indians pass a morale test to stay in the battle.
A German counter attack sends the Indians back to the cover of the rocks.

But then somehow the Indians beat the numerically superior Germans

A German close assualt fails to harm the abandoned carrier, possibly because they don't have AT grenades!

The Indians refuse to give up and continue to rampage across the board, however they are beaten by the Germans but not enough to make them run!

The Indians once again refuse to quit
Things look bad for the Indians...

Or not! Among the casualties is the Germans CO!

The Indian close combat specialists take a well earned rest behind the wall.

Sneaking to the top of the tower the Indians get off one shot with a ATR that manages to stun the Matildas driver.

Both the Indians and the DAK manage to pass morale tests.
Yet another charge from the Indian bayonet boys except this time they fall short.

Both carriers finally meet their end.

There are not many people left.

The Germans are winning and they start an advance to finish off the Indians.
Both side stay in the battle.

The Germans are making mincemeat of the Indians caught on the stairs.

They are falling back quickly now.

It may look like the DAK are advancing but shortly after this they unexpectedly run away, handing victory to the Indians! to top it off the the Indians completed their secret objective of protecting their commander while the DAK failed to complete their identical mission!