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Tuesday 31 May 2016

A Return To The Eastern Front

Dave popped over to OHQ for a game today, we had decided to do a World War II game, we had not done one since January. As it was Dave's birthday today I decided that we would use his favourite WWII set, Rapid Fire.
I decided on a nice straight forward(ish) game on a 4'x4' table, the objective for the Dave's Russian force was to clear the village of Germans in eight turns.
The Church Takes The Full Brunt Of The Initial Russian Katyushka Strike Also Taking Out The German Observer Team

The Russians Advance On The German Left 

The Russians Enter The Cornfields, Which Were To Prove Heavy Going

The German Pak50 Takes Out The Russian SU76

The Russians Struggle Through The Corni

Taking Advantage Of The Second Katyushka Strike The Russians Storm The German Right Flank Position

Which Is Overrun

The Russians Finally emerge From The Corn To Late To Secure A full Victory, The Boss Will Not Be Pleased.
By turn eight the Russians had overrun the German right flank trench line and had eventually emerged from the cornfields the T34's had also made a belated entry. With the Germans still having control of two positions in the town though a draw was declared.
Next weeks game will be over at GHQ where Huttus Baldinus having raised fresh troops will renew his campaign to overthrow the tyrant  Pompous Maximus.



  1. Not a rule set I have played but a good looking game

    1. Thank you Matt.
      A classic rule set, still going strong.

    2. In fact the best by far!

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Gordon. I still have to sort some more trenches/foxhole and fences out, I also have a couple of wood buildings to assemble and paint up to make it look better.

  3. Looks wonderful Phil! Lovely report.

    1. Thanks Rodger. A great game and Rapid Fire rarely fails to deliver.

  4. The dice gods deserted me! And on my birthday too! How cruel! Great game though, as ever, and the usual fine tabletop battlefield to fight over.

  5. Nice looking game and great looking pictures!

    1. Thanks Phil. This stuff should really come out more often than it does.