Tuesday, 7 September 2021

The Weary Road

 Its 1945 and despite the inevitable defeat the soldiers of the Third Reich fight on. Dave came over today for a small WWII game using Battlegroup rules, taking command of the British the objective was to take and hold the two road junctions. Up against them would be some inexperienced Volksgrenadiers supported by a tank and a PAK40.


 We played nine turns over three hours including a break for lunch and a chat. Despite managing to destroy the British Sherman, when the supporting Panzer IV was destroyed the German morale crumbled and they retired.

Some photos from the action follow below.

What is that lurking in the undergrowth?

Volksgrenadiers line the hedgerow.

Minus one Sherman.

Volksgrenadiers attempt to bring their Panzerfaust to bear but get pinned by MG fire.

The British sniper takes up position.

Kaboom! the PzIV is destroyed.


The British consolidate as the Germans withdraw.

TTFN

16 comments:

  1. 3 hours gaming, chatting and lunch ....perfect. I am a big fan of your German camo brush work.

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    1. One can't beat it. Thank you, it's a fine balance between reproduction and representation I think which is the hardest part hope you think I have achieved that.

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  2. A splendid day all round, a grand game, beautiful troops and table, and to top it off a win at last!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it and the win, I bet you didn't think one would be on the cards with your early game dice rolls🙂

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  3. Lovely looking game Phil with lovely troops and terrain.

    Cheers,
    Helen

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  4. Lovely looking game Phil and great to be able to spend time gaming and chatting with friends.

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    1. Thank you Steve. The social side of the hobby is most pleasing

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  5. You set an impressive table, Phil. Super looking photos and figures. Three hours with lunch sounds like a good game duration.

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    1. Thank you Jonathan. Indeed three hours of gaming and chatting seems to hit the sweet spot.

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  6. A splendid looking and sounding game Phil…

    And a win for the good guys…

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Aly, the bad chaps are always on a sticky wicket in 45 with the added handicap of having me in command🙂

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  7. Poor old Volksgrenadiers, hard slog for them. Nice table and game.

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    1. Thank you George, I mishandled the PzIV I got lured by the juicy infantry target in the open instead of engaging the Cromwell.

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  8. Good looking game and good to have some unexpected results, even if it did not translate into an unexpected victory for you.
    Regards, James

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