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.
We have been playing a lot of Chain of Command lately. We have an ongoing campaign set in Poland 1939, and another in Market Garden with American paratroopers in Nijmegen. This time we tried our hand in a one-off big CoC game set in Poland. One infantry platoon and armoured support for each side. The Poles did not fare too …
Our second Longstreet campaign has reached the end of 1862. Eero (CS) and Janne (US) had the honour of finishing the year. The battle was light in casualties, but both armies were decimated by disease afterwards. Janne won the encounter, placing the US firmly in the lead in battles won.
Having a bit of a lace wars phase ongoing at the moment I was happy to discover this early 80s gem in my bookshelf. The promotional game I received with my subscription of the Wargamer magazine: Blenheim, the game of Marlborough’s most famous victory. I hope I haven’t lost any of the counters.
Our roving reporter Aksu popped over to pick up some goodies and inspiration from the Warfare show at Reading. Lots of people, traders and gamers. Good show!
We fought out the Battle of Coronel using 1/3000 ships from Navwar and the Stations Manned and Ready 2 rules. In true wargaming fashion both admirals were aggressive.
I finished Louis XIV’s Regiment Lorraine in 10mm scale. I used 32 figures from the excellent Pendraken League of Augsburg range, my first choice for the army of the Sun King.
I started painting some of Pendraken’s excellent League of Augsburg 10 mm figures. I thought that lace wars would be a good colourful era after ACW. So of course the first unit on my table was a French regiment. They are grey. Well, some Dutch next I suppose.
Our second Longstreet campaign had reached the year 1862. Today Eero is leading the confederate defence against Janne’s Union forces. This is a 2 vs 2 game, Antti as the other confederate and Petri playing the NPC Union General. The battle rages on. Let’s see who will win, who will be the hero of the day.