Heikki organised a CoC game based on a historical WW2 battle with a long range Finnish patrol fighting NKVD troops. History was reversed, the Finns launched furious charges and decimated the Soviets with their SMG fire. Heavy casualties all round. On another table Petri’s confederates trashed Eero’s Union army in a 1861 Longstreet game. As usual.
We were having a go at Napoleonics with Jim. 200 points of Spanish vs French in an early Peninsular game. The Spanish hordes managed to hold their lines and beat back the higher quality French. Very nice game, the system is one of our favourites.
A short video from our roving reporter of the games he found praiseworthy on his visit to Salute at London ExCel centre.
A quick snap of another battalion of Pendraken 10 mm figures from the League of Augsburg range. Walloons in the French army.
The weakened paratroopers advanced swiftly towards the Northern side of the rail bridge. Aksu advanced along the rail line in a small wooded area. Eero’s line of advance was more open and led him into a suburb. True to form Aksu advanced cautiously, using his scouts to flush out the jerries. Eero was more aggressive, charging the Germans in some …
The American paratroopers managed to cross the river Waal with 30 percent losses, and in this game they were tasked with spearheading the advance towards the bridges. Eero was charging towards the old fort and Aksu was to advance under the railroad, into the town and onto the road bridge. Eero ran into stiff opposition and suffered severe losses before …
Here is a short video tutorial on how to make realistic wire spears for your miniatures. In this example we use Pendraken 10 mm League of Augsburg figures and 30 mm spears.
The third battle in our Chain of Command Nijmegen campaign saw Aksu and Eero as the paratroopers of the 504th cross the Waal river. The actual crossing and the losses we suffered depended on pure luck. Both platoons lost a third of their strength to German fire. The tabletop game depicted the last 150 yards the paras had to cross …
In the second fight in our Market Garden campaign the 504 Parachute infantry was tasked to scout the outskirts of a town and pick up any transport and prisoners they could.
Platoon of parachute infantry was sent to patrol the perimeter after landing near Nijmegen. Unfortunately the Germans flung their massive tank reserves at the Americans.