It was a scenario taken from the Bolt Action rule book, it was too simplistic and I knew right away it required more information and thought than what was presented. It was an attack/defend scenario, Andy, the Russians, was the attacker and I, the Germans, was the defender, we had forces which almost mirrored each other so it was going to be an uphill struggle for Andy to take his three objectives. He started the game with a pre-emptive bombardment, which, although it hit all my squads and pinned them, was of no use because by the time he got anyone on the table I had rallied all my troops and again was sitting ready for him.
|Bang goes the T34.|
|MkIV preparing for the turkey shoot.|
It was a fairly full night at the club, we had a Bloodbowl game a Punic War bash with 'To The Strongest' and some guys trying out the new 'Great War' boardgame from PSC, two more playing a large WWII game with what looked like 6 or 10mm troops called Spearhead or Spearkrieg or something similar which they have made their own, it looked good. We always have two lads, or rather mature gentlemen who, every week, play a boardgame, the good old fashioned type with counters and hexes, their interests range over most periods and their houses must be full of games.
I have not been able to get to the painting tray this week, I now have my granddaughter here and I have a mate coming from Scotland for an ACW game on Saturday, so the horse archers will not see a brush until next week. As well as maps I am also helping Helion out by indexing a book on the memoirs of a Padre during WWI, although it has to be scanned fairly quickly for key words and phrases you do pick up the gist of the book and I find it incredibly sad. His descriptions of the front and the loss of friends and 'parishioners' throughout the war are extremely poignant.