These two new visitors both live in my vicinity (the furthest less than 500 yards from my house) but by chance they discovered my blog.
A pub meet followed and realising that we were all sane chaps an invite to the shed was extended.
In this game I set up the table to represent another part of leafy surrey....
|The Western Road Bridge over the river Wey and ruined abbey|
|The surrey canal - there was a foot bridge on the left hand side|
Your troops are designated as Veterans – ie they save on a 5+
Air support is potentially available – each turn roll d6 (on a six you may potentially call in an aircraft). You are limited to two air support missions.
One Artillery Observer (in Unarmed Armoured Car)
One Forward Air Observer
3 X MK1 Panzers armed with MMGs & LT AT guns
1 X Lancia Armoured Car
5 x Six Man Rifle Squads
1 x Four Man SMG squad
2 x MMGs
1 X Mortar + Observer (+ Vehicles)
|Fascist troops sidle up to the embankment|
The following is the mission briefing given to the Anglican League/Militia defenders
|Deployment area for League|
1 Rolls Royce Armoured Car HMG
3 Units of Infantry (eight men strong)
1 Med Mortar + Observer
1 Med Mortar + Observer
2 x Units of eight men infantry – rifle armed
1 x 6 man unit of smg armed troops
2 – the local hunt – six man unit of cavalry – enter the board from the south east road (only once)
3 – the local boys naval cadets arrive – 6 men unit arrive on a canal boat from the south west
4 – the local bobbies arrive from the south – 6 men unit
5 – Lord Flashgit comes back or arrives early – problem is his eyesight is going – 50% chance he will strafe your boys
6 – Gods Fist (an armoured wagon)revs up behind the church.
Believe it not the defenders actually rolled two sets of sixes getting the boys in blue and the local hunt to join the team
The Militia also got some briefings - three in total (bold)are the ones they got
|Spot the bomb...|
So how did it play...
Well for the attackers it was a nightmare. In the very first turn Lord Flashgit appeared and strafed the BUF column crossing the bridge. At that point they never really recovered in the west.
|Carnage across the bridge|
Fortunately this was the last that the BUF saw of Lord Flashgit and his silver machine
|An aerial shot as he flies away.|
|The violence of the explosion blew the turret into the field beyond|
and the League Infantry pushed up into the fields..
With God on their side the Leagues confidence grew and a small tank pushed forward into the BUF advance.
Despite surviving a blast from an AT gun on the bridge this confidence was punished by a successful close assault
As has been mentioned the BUF quickly discovered the hidden tunnel and a squad disappeared =out of view. Sadly for them the drunken vicar spilled the beans so when they emerged ion the graveyard they were mown down by a hail of bullets from the overlooking pub.
|emerging in the graveyard...|
|Cant think of a better place to ambush them sir...|
The BUF never progressed further on this front...
Lets head over to the other side of the battlefield
The BUF pushed up along the roads and tried to force their way across the canal. A couple squads got to the outskirts of the village before engaging in a furious gun battle with members of the Teachers union - they were called this as the starting point for these guys was the schoolhouse.
Meanwhilst BUF armour had forced its way onto the bridge only to be immobilised by the AT gun sited on the other side.
Before the panzer brewed up it managed to knock out the militias only tank...
Eventually the BUF mortar crew and observers managed to gain the heights above the village..
and realising their sniper had been left behind he took cover behind the local farm animals
At this point it became obvious the BUF attack was never going to succeed and with the clock ticking we called a halt.
|Everything back to normal in Upper Snatch|
Aircraft can be a right bugger - need to get some improvised flak on table
I had made the defenders forces too large
There were too many troops on table to finish in the night...
Until next time...
Which will be a Muskets & Tomahawks game