Monday, July 27, 2009

Assault near Ponyri

After much delay, here are the pics of the Kursk game. I want to include all the pics I took, so I am putting them on two entries. The first pic shows the Russian right flank in raw styrofoam form. A lot of trenches can be made with just a little effort. The pre-game peeks include shots from the Russian left and right flanks.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Big Battle DBA

Sorry I have been too busy to post lately, with the father and brother-in-laws helping with home repair the last couple of weeks. Man, has their help been valuable. Anyway, Stephen has had some friends wanting to play a game so we tried a game of BBDBA. It was a Carthaginian army versus a Republican Roman. The rolling hills of Italy provided the scene for a battle. Sam was a Roman on my left and Jake was on my right, while Colleen was on the Carthage right and Stephen took the Carthage left. Bad pip rolls really slowed the Carthaginian attack, so the Romans took the offensive. Jake did well against the four elephants and large cavalry wing. and Sam held his own against the light horse wing opposite him. The Roman center was threatened by some fierce warbands, but held after seeing the success on the wings. Thanx guys for a great game!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Great Zulu Army site

I found a great article on the Zulu army today. We played a great little Zulu game at David's house last nite. Unfortunate, because now I'm all fired up for a Zulu regiment. You can never have enough Zulus. Here it is
I hope this works, Peter's help was great.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Seminole Indian Ambush!

David GM'ed a great game at Bob's "Man Hut" on the 27th. The game featured an American column of militia, marines and army troops escorting a cannon to a nearby fort. The only problem was hostile Seminoles along the way. The militia brushed off the first fusilade (from the left) and the Marines charged into the next gaggle of Indians (on the right). The Americans formed a line and fired into the group to their left. The column continued on and took one more assault (from head-on) which gave them the most losses of the night. The terrain was the focal point in this scenario, it really looked like the scrub of "real" Florida.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hunters in the Sky

I forgot to tell about a game Stephen GM'ed a couple of weeks ago (7/18). We had seven players at the Dragon's Lair flying with the Red Air Force and the Luftwaffe during the first week of Barbarossa. The game featured 3 Yak-1's and 4 LaGG-3's against 4 Me109E's and 3 Ju87's in the first wave and 4 Me109F's and 4 He111's. The Stukas were able to get through the attack and bombed their on board target, while bagging 2 LaGG-3's. The Russians claimed victory when they shot down a Heinkel. All in all a wild evening with some good flying action!