Well virtual sun.
Things did not go well from the start for the Nationalists, the Republic forces had stole a march on them and entered the table first and to add insult to injury they entered the table where they would be in full view of the advancing enemy and the terrain hampering their deployment too.
I mentioned in the previous post that we would be using Rapid Fire Reloaded to play out the action. I had previously tried them in a solo outing and was suitably impressed, they do away with the charts in the previous two incarnations which I must say is a blessing for the ageing eyes, although to be fair if you played regularly you would possibly know how many casualties without looking a lot of the time.
Despite the new way of removing casualties, needing two casualties to remove a base of two figures and three to remove a heavy weapons team any odd casualties being discarded and not carried over, the Nationalists started to take casualties. They were not initially able to reply in kind due to the terrain restrictions, although the Nationalist T26 took fist blood in the armoured tussle knocking out the opposing T26. The Republic replied by taking it out with the BA10, this blocked the road on the culvert further hampering the Nationalist deployment.
It was far from all one way traffic though with the Republic being four casualties away from taking a morale test and the Nationalists three, however the Republic would get to fire first. The result was a morale test for the Nationalists seeing them having to retire and not fire for two moves, by which time the Republicans were likely to get onto Hermitage Hill and claim the objective.
So another Republican win, once again commanded by Dave.
Some pictures from the action follow.
|Engage that T26|
|Viva La Muerte!|
|Oh dear there goes our armoured support|
|Wait, hurrah for the BA10!|
|Come on chaps we have them now.|
|The Nationalists retreat|
|See how they run Senor Hemingway|
Next game will be some more civil action, this time over at GHQ for some ACW shenanigans.
Hope you all will get some face to face gaming in soon.