Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Start As I Mean To Go On........

Well I certainly hope not. First game of 2020 and first defeat, a Great War game using Bolt Action rules, one turn of all the German order dice coming out first and nothing to capitalise on, then next turn most of the Allied order dice coming out first.
The writing was really on the wall from this turn on, adding to this it was discovered that the  Allied bombardment had destroyed practically all the wire in front of the village, at least the men had been let off lightly. So all the Germans could really hope for was to delay the Allied advance, it was all up by turn five with the Tommies occupying two buildings with no hope of the Germans evicting them and nothing to halt the advance of the MkIV.
We played out turn six and called it a day without dicing for an extra one.
Didn't take many photos, they would have all been a bit samey anyway, but here they are....
Pre Barrage Recon Photo

The British Advance Behind The Barrage

Some By A More Hazardous Route

Mortar And Spotter

The British Start To Take Control Of The Village

We Are Being Overrun I Think

Now for the review of 2019, don't panic, only kidding.

TTFN and Happy New Year

26 comments:

  1. Nice terrain. Love the wallpaper on the interior of the ruined buildings.

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    1. Thank you Allan, appreciate the endorsement.

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  2. Beautiful looking figures and terrain!

    Christopher

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  3. Great scenery...and consider, the dice have a way of equaling out over time. This means you got the poor game out of the way.

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    1. I hope that is the case, though I fear not :~)

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  4. Might not have gone overly well for the Germans, but the pictures are wonderful!

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  5. Great work on the scenery, love the black and white shot too.

    All the best for your 2020 projects

    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Thank you on both counts. Four on going and a new one in the wings.

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  6. Fantastic set up, so coming second is not so bad.

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    1. Thank you Matt. Indeed if we had played another turn I may have come third :~)

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  7. Lovely table, great atmospherics

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  8. A grand game! A really wonderful collection! I certainly hope we have started as we mean to go on! But please, do post your 2019 retrospective, it will be interesting.

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    1. Glad you thought so. May do a 2019 review, will see how the muse takes me.

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  9. A grand looking game Phil...
    And a victory.... for the good guys.... :-)

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Aly. I suppose the good guys winning softens the bitter tang of defeat ;~)

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  10. I really like to see your WWI stuff, it is splendid. I started with a win then was brought back down to earth with a bump.

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    1. Thank you George. At least I finished the year with a win.

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  11. Nice game even if a little disappointing for the Germans 👍

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    1. Thanks Matt, yes they never really got going, must have been the bombardment.

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  12. Great looking game, never mind the result!
    Best Iain

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  13. Thank you Iain, tis indeed the taking part, pushing toys around the table in good company.

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