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.
Two fine looking games Peter. I do like that old Airfix gun and crew.ReplyDelete
I do too. Where possible I get Airfix models for a bit of nostalgia (unless I remember them being very fiddly to make).Delete
Seeing those Minifigus figures does make we want to buy some just for the pure nostalgia hit they would bring! But I must be disciplined, I really must. I find it all too easy to get distracted by reading a book or musing on ideas whilst travelling etc, thus taking me off track as it were. Lovelt shots of the games too, with the WWII ones taking me back to my formative days with Airfix and Matchbox figures:).ReplyDelete
I do enjoy painting the Minifigs, they seem to be made for straightforward painting for the tabletop with no over the top detail. The WW2 armies are very much a nod to my early wargaming as a teenager.Delete
Your WWII table looks terrific, Peter! Your woven mat looks fab. Travel time with plenty of opportunity to read and think has launched many a new project, I reckon, or reinvigorated an old one.ReplyDelete
Thanks, I was unsure about the mat when I first dyed and sponged it with paint, but it worked out well and I enjoy the look it provides on the tabletop.Delete
Thinking of rules and projects certainly helps passes the time.
I guess we all could get distracted. Well not me. I have laser like focus but everyone else…😀😀ReplyDelete
lol. My only laser like focus was pondering some Sci-Fi rules in the hope of getting some of my W40K figures on the tabletop, but two distractions is quite sufficient and three would be over the top.Delete
I like the Medievals, did you just set up a battle or did you actually play one?ReplyDelete
I did get to play a medieval game to try out a card activation approach using the ideas from Never Mind the Billhooks.Delete
Excellent looking games Peter. I have 4 or 5 of those Airfix 6 pounders. Not sure why I bought so many :) Maybe for the Brengun carriers.ReplyDelete
Thanks. Those Bren-gun carriers are very useful.Delete
This is a fine little scenario. I've played it at least 3 times over the years. The first time (1976), I placed it on the Russian front - T34s and KV1s against Panthers. The second, I reversed the Featherstone roles - Shermans attacking against PzIII Specials in defence. The third was played with Army Men figures and vehicles. Must do it again, some time!ReplyDelete
Hi Ion, It always provided a good game the couple of times I have played it. Thanks PeterDelete