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Monday, 25 April 2016

The Unlucky Anarchist

Dave and I played the planned Spanish Civil War game today, we used Bolt Action rules straight out of the tin apart from the anarchist squads needing to pass an order test before they could change an order used the previous turn. Both forces would need to pass an order test to enter the table each time an order dice was drawn. Below is a photographic montage of the action, despite no Republican troops entering the table in the first turn the Nationalists were unable to capitalise on this. I think it worked in the Republicans favour not coming on as they were able to fire first in most cases, shooting on both sides was pretty poor, but the Nationalist fire was shocking, only causing a single casualty in six turns! I will let the pictures tell the sorry tale...................................................................................
The Field Of Battle

A Tourist Snap

The Eager Nationalist Militia Advance

The Anarchists Make An Headlong Dash, Taking Advantage Of The Nationalist Disarray

Carlist Militia Try To Be Clever Making A Flank Move, When They Should Be Lending Weight To Centre

Falange Militia Doing Likewise, They Should Leave The Clever Stuff To La Legion

Showing No Such Finesse, Anarchist Militia Supported By The International Brigade Surge Forward

The Nationalist Command Takes Refuge
Met With Sustained Fire By Two International Brigade Squads The Falange Are Eventually Sent Packing

With The Rest Of The Force Either Wiped Out Or Routing The Remaining Carlists Surrender 
I paid the price of using poor tactics and bad dice throws, leaving Dave and the Nationalists in control of the town.

Hasta La Vista

20 comments:

  1. So often I find pictures fail to do a game justice. Happily not in this case though. It looks every bit as good as it did earlier today during our game.

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    1. Seems I might be getting the hang of this photography stuff.

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  2. Wow, splendid pictures, nice details on the terrain and beautiful figures!

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  3. A stunning looking table Phil!

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  4. That's a beautiful looking game!

    Christopher

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  5. Fantastic looking game...hard to beat bolt action for easy play, allowing you focus on the lovely figures terrain you have😀

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    1. Thanks Matt. Too true, although I realised afterwards we were counting the stone walls as soft cover, so the anarchist may not have been unlucky. Wait though I think my Carlist offices shot him in the back with a pistol :-)

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  6. A marvelous looking game - as remarked on before your photography really is spot on. Either you have the lightest, airiest wargames room or special lighting - any tips?

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  7. Hi Matt, it's the dining room and yes it is probably the lightest room in the house, having said that we had the ceiling light and wall lights on. What helps now is that the old Windows are leaded and we had a balance and curtains, they have now been replaced with a picture window and vertical blinds so this could be a reason the pics have improved, no special lighting involved.

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  8. Gorgeous game but I am a bit confused. It states the Nationalists were in control of the town but the report indicates the Republicans won the battle rather one sidedly?

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    1. Yup, basically because I could not hit anything. One of those games when the dice fail to average out, it was no point me occupying all the buildings that would definitely have made it one-sided.

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  9. Great table and game Phil, I love the SCW period and this is a great advert for it.

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