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Monday, 27 July 2020

The Road To Starpel

For the first game at OHQ since restrictions eased I chose to do the above scenario written by Piers Brand in WSS108.
The day started badly for my defending Volksturm losing the dug in Panther to a timed 122mm barrage, They responded by knocking out the lead T34/85, despite some poor dice rolls for orders the Soviet advance continued, if somewhat slowly. Despite this however by turn six the Germans had enough and pulled back towards Starpel. Historically the defending Volksturm company held back the Red tide for several days rather than a couple of hours😂
A few snaps of the action follow below, figures and vehicles from various manufacturers, PSC, Britannia, FAA, Drews Militia (now OOP sadly), AB, Ready to Roll and Wartime (now available from Simons Soldiers).
The road to Starpel
Kaboom! Direct hit.
Take that Ivan.
The Volksturm await the Soviet tide.
Which is duly its way, if a tad slowly.
We are being let off lightly on this flank mein herren.
Where did they go?

An enjoyable return to none solo gaming here at OHQ and back to my usual performance of course.

TTFN and KBO

22 comments:

  1. A joy to return to on the road face to face gaming. Sorry if my efforts spoilt your day...😁

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    1. It was a grand day, a welcome interlude in the current madness.

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  2. Nice little game with lots of action. I like your trenches. Cheers Greg (Delta Coy Blog)

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    1. Thank you Greg. The trenches are by Ironclad Miniatures.

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    2. Thanks Phil I've checked site and ordered a few pieces to check them out. Cheers Greg

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  3. A splendid looking game and nice to see the Volk getting an airing.

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  4. Thank you kind Sir. A case of air today, gone a little later.

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  5. Glad you are back to normal on the gaming front Phil.

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    1. Thank you George, it was great to play a WWII game with a proper opponent, only downside is I defineatly lost😂

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  6. Lovely looking game, I agree with Greg,nice trenches, it wouldn't be a return to normal service if you won now,would it?
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain. That is very true, but I have two away wins under the belt🙂

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  7. Looks fab, I wish I could start in-person gaming again.

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    1. Thank you Paul. Has much as I enjoyed the solo games it is great to playing with a live opponent again.

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  8. Good to see you back gaming face to face. Even if the result didn't go your way I'm sure it was just good to be pushing minis and throwing dice against a real opponent. I can't say how pleased I was to get back into it.

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    1. Thank you Mark, it certainly was. Solo is fine but it's not easy to factor in the unpredictability of a real opponent, one thing with 1945 Germans a win is always a real achievement🙂

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  9. A nice looking little game Phil...
    Back normal with face to face games with David...
    And coming second 😁

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Aly, indeed a little island of normality in a sea chaos.

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    1. Thank you Christopher, getting a little normality back at last.

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  11. Nice to see Phil not yet managed a face to face game...but that might still be a while away yet ?

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    1. Thank you Matt. Making the most of the new found "freedom" while it lasts.

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