Thursday, 27 January 2022

Iron Cross Solo

 I was unable to go over to GHQ for our weekly game this week due to a family illness rather than miss a game, although I did have a game via Zoom put on by Matt (Wargames in the Dungeon) on Sunday, I decided to play a solo WWII game.

Dave has a copy of Great Escape Games "Seven Days to the Rhine" which we may use when Dave has his cold war gone hot project up and running, as they are based off the same companies Iron Cross set I dug my copy out to use for a WWII game to get reacquainted with the rules mechanisms.

I had recently been watching Keith Williamsons Iron Cross videos on YouTube (Creaky Gamers Historical) he had a solo game using an AI chart he devised which I used to determine the actions of the German force. If you want to know more about how the rules work check out Keith's channel, he also puts on a very nice table. 

The Germans would be attacking, well sort of the attack really never got going, some accurate and punishing firing from the British stopping it in its tracks and with it eventually routing three of the German squads with no loss to themselves, I decided that the Germans would call off the attack.

Some game shots follow

The British are denoted by the yellow tokens, the Germans the red tokens.



The Germans advance through the cover of the woods



The British lie in wait

The Stug awaits the advance of the supporting infantry

However they appear to be going in the wrong direction!

I have finished the Triple Alliance casualty vignette so I will endeavour to take some photos of the collection so far over the weekend for a grand parade next week.

TTFN and KBO



Monday, 24 January 2022

More Allied and German Additions

 First up a German Forward Observer/Scout team using a figure off the Warlord Games winter German sprue that came free with Wargames Illustrated a few months ago and the last of the Warlord Games Stug riders I have that they had made to fit the size of their foot figures rather than to fit their vehicles.



Next a Rubicon Models late production Panther Ausf G with an Empress Miniatures commander.




Lastly I ordered up another pack of Empress Miniatures late war British with rifles when I ordered the additional Germans last month. I removed the entrenching tool from one of the figures and added one to another for a bit of variety.



I have also finished the fourth Paraguayan battalion for the Triple Alliance project, I am currently finishing off a little Brazilian casualty vignette. I will put up pics of both when they are complete and perhaps a parade of what I have completed so far for the project.

TTFN