|It is always a joy to get recently painted units into a game|
In seeking inspiration for a suitable game I flicked through an electronic version of "Battlegames - Table Top Teasers Volume 1" purchased recently and found a teaser called "The Bridge Demolition". While the teaser is designed for “Horse and Musket” period it did suggest it could be adapted to "Modern" periods. With a little adaptation to the unit types the tabletop was setup and ready. In the game the Bergepather would represent an engineering unit preparing the bridge for demolition.
|Game setup with British reconnaissance units surveying the situation|
The teaser has a defending force, in this game it was the Germans, trying to delay the arrival of an attacking British force until the bridge can be blown up. The attacking British arrive in dribs and drabs on either road based upon a dice roll.
I decided to tryout a sticky note approach for tracking hits upon a unit rather than my usual green dice. I just mark off hits using a pencil.
|A close up of the defenders and engineering units with sticky notes attached to the underside of their bases.|
The following photos provide the gist of the game which turned out to be a close run thing and highly enjoyable.
|Armoured infantry units were some of the first arrivals|
|Armour and artillery quickly arrived to support the attack|
|Most units were arriving on the German's left flank|
|British forces were taking casualties has they used ahead towards the bridge|
|German units were getting worn down under the continued pressure|
|Things were starting to look grim as the way to the bridge looked open|
|The first attempt to blow the bridge was necessary and as British forces arrived.|
Success to the defenders (and the Bergepanther) who in the nick of time blew up the bridge.
"Battlegames - Table Top Teasers Volume 1" was purchased as a PDF from Wargame Vault for about $6, which is good value for the 12 teasers contained within. One of which, quite surprisingly, was played out as a Warhammer 40K game. I will have to tryout a few more of the teasers.