|Some lovely Warlord Games Germans make their way along the hedge row.|
No, the title does not mean that we have suddenly merged a great set of WW2 rules with a fine Colonial volume to create a mish-mash of periods etc.
My oldest son Ben and I have been very much enjoying revisiting some old YouTube videos of Richard Clarke and others playing through some scenarios of Chain of Command and it has very much reinvigorated our desire to play a few more games.
Now that Ben is at University and its no longer technically a school day on the Thursday, we decided to dust off the figures and have a crack at the club in North Perth. The game was set as an encounter battle with the US force on the attack and the Germans looking at fighting a delaying action to allow for hypothetical reinforcements to arrive.
|The patrol phase was, by both of our opinions, poorly handled by us. Not great jump off points and really|
amateur efforts as the rustiness showed.
|Another angle down the table before any troops have deployed.|
|The first US section of infantry arrive|
|On the other flank the grisly old Platoon Sergeant looks to scout the area.|
|Second US section arrives. All lovely Blacktree Designs figures painted by Paul Darnell of|
Touching History fame. In fact these lads played a starring role in his WW2 publication.
|I deploy the .30 calibre mounted MMG as the Germans appear.|
|The section looks to make its way around the woods to take the Germans in the flank.|
|Overwatch is a great order to give troops when you are a bit unsure of what may await on the other side.|
|Whilst I used my "Support Points" on the MMG, Ben decided to grab an unarmed Half-track to mount a section in.|
|The section that has been receiving fire from the MMG is assaulted through the opening to the field.|
|It gets very ugly for the Germans very quickly.|
|Another view of the assault just to annoy Ben!|
|The MMG comes under heavy fire however the Sergeant manages to keep them sound enough|
by rallying shock points off them sufficiently to still operate effectively.
It was a fun game that we both enjoyed and admittedly, played pretty averagely from a tactical perspective. However it was great to play the game with the, as Von Peter would call the first born, "Son and Heir" at the club on a weeknight and share a beer with him at the same time.