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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Rompan El Fuego

Another all infantry bash this week at OHQ, this time we are off to civil war Spain for another game using Rapid Fire rules with Mark Hannam's rule suggestions.
The Republican advance to Rawnsla continues, the Nationalists have sent a Foreign Legion tercio with support from a Requette tercio to halt the advance.
The advance guard of the Republicans consists of an International Brigade battalion which in turn has the support of four Anarchist militia centuria.
The Nationalists Advance

The Anarchists Move To Counter La Legion

International Brigaders Occupy The farm
I took the Nationalist forces, my plan was to hold the Republican advance with the Requettes while the Legion would envelope them, a major floor with this plan was that I forgotten that infantry only move 6" cross country with Rapid Fire rules and the table was set up with minimal cover, which meant that by the time the Legion got in position the Republicans were sitting in cover and the Legion had a lot of open space to cover to reach them.
Stand Off

Stand Off

The Requettes Take Cover

The Anarchists Having Also Retired To Cover

The Legion Also Fall Back
The Requettes were doing their job well enough but were taking to many casualties to storm the farm complex, two more casualties would require a morale test, so they were pulled back. Meanwhile Dave sent forward the Anarchist militia to head off the Legion while the Internationals got in place in the farm complex. Taking the expected casualties they eventually had to take a morale test which was passed, next turn the Nationalists were unable to cause further casualties to force another one. With time running out a winning draw was declared for the Republic, both sides hunkering down to await reinforcements with the Republic having a better position for the struggle to come.
Till next time.

Hasta La Vista


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Wot, No Tanks?

Dave requested a WWII game using Bolt Action, so I organised an all infantry set to for a change. The Soviets had two platoons supported by a Maxim MG and a 50mm mortar. The Germans would also have two platoons, they would be supported by an off table 81mm mortar.
The game would be an encounter, both sides advancing on a small settlement on a crossroad, both forces would begin off table, rolling against their morale to enter when an order dice was drawn, both sides where classed has regulars.
The initial turns saw both sides advancing on the village and both trying to out flank each other.
First blood went to the Germans, with the mortar taking out the Soviet MG with its first round.
Although the Germans had the best of the order dice draw sequence and some fine shooting dice results they never seemed able to do enough to capitalise on this. The game was evenly balanced though with both sides being on the cusp of winning, at the end of turn six both sides were still contesting control of the settlement, but with the Soviets having destroyed two German squads to the Germans one and another squad down to two men, victory was awarded to Davich's men.
If it had gone to a turn seven the result could have swung the other way, so finely balanced was the game.
Next weeks game will be here at OHQ again, a Spanish Civil War action using Rapid Fire rules, this will be another all infantry affair.

Hasta la vista.