Friday, July 16, 2010

New WW1 After Action photos

So.. you can now see what happened with those 18pdrs in the face of a steadfast German advance .. it was open range in a target rich environment, but the RHA boys couldn't get the rounds off fast enough.

Take a look at the 'Race for the sea' after action report on 'The Great Adventure'.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Russian expansion... figures for 6mm Spearhead

On the premise that you can never have enough Russian infantry, my latest project: a second Russian Rifle regiment for the 6mm WW2 Spearhead forces. These figures are old Ros Heroics that I bought close to 30 years ago for some project or other (I really can't remember what it was), and they have sat unopened in their bag since then. However as I look to get into some serious WW2 'gaming (mid war Eastern Front) using the Spearhead rules, I realised that I needed a second Rifle Regiment for an Infantry Division attack list under Keith's Scenario Generation System (it might be flash to take Tank Corp lists all the time, but I find it interesting to try something different; this is for a largely infantry force supported by a couple of heavy tank brigades and plenty of artillery - this style suits me, being a table top WW1 general by inclination, with lots of infantry, supported by plenty of artillery organised into a serious fire plan that includes liberal doses of Counter Battery fire etc).

So here is a view of the Regiment complete, just to give an idea of the size of the forces - 33 stands with only the MMG support stands.

And here is one battalion against a backdrop of 6mm Spearhead town sectors (the buildings seen here were a locally produced product again from way back in the late 70s or early 80s).

Now... to organise a few more games.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Race for the sea..

Nick and I played a very cool Great War Spearhead game tonight, using the Scenario Generation System. The game was a mutual encounter set in 1914, during the race for the sea after 1st Marne. A full after action report will appear soon on 'The Great Adventure', but here are a couple of photos in the meantime.

These boys made it hard for the BEF.

And it was a hot day for these boys...

Find out soon on 'The Great Adventure.'

Pottering with a few more Ottoman figures

Finally, I've managed those extra Ottomans for the DBR army. They are 15mm figures, the arquebus are Minifigs (courtesy of friend Jim), ...