Upon my return from Wellington, New Zealand, I had planned to get back and play through the next stage of my WW1 Palestine campaign. However, this was not to be as WW2 and Medieval forces made it (at different times) onto the tabletop. All this was initiated by the reading and thinking time which comes with travel. I read Medieval Warfare by Terry Wise and also thought of some changes to the current variation of WW2 Western European rules. These rule changes were influenced by the WW2 rules from Donald Featherstone's "Tackle Model Soldiers This Way".
|The latest Minifigs unit to leave the painting desk.|
|A Medieval game setup and ready to begin|
The WW2 game was based upon the St James's Road scenario from Donald Featherstone's War Games book. The rule changes included having tactical units of one to four bases that can be a combination of types (eg, infantry and AT guns) which must maintain their coherency. Rather than track hits, bases are removed when a hit is taken.
|The start of the game|
|The attack begins|
|Sherman's waiting for the attacking forces|
|An Airfix 6 pounder opens fire|
During the week I will be returning to the WW1 Palestine campaign.