Prior to boys arriving I decided that it would be classic defence game with the attackers (a motley crew of League and disaffected Royalist forces would attempt to secure a number of key objectives across a broad BUF front line.
To keep things simple in this report the attackers had a distinct numerical supremacy in both armour and infantry.
The following pictures hopefully give a flavour of the action...
|The BUF commander inspects troops outside the as yet unfinished Manor|
The Manor house was one of the key objectives...
Meanwhilst on the BUF left flank a platoon awaits in the ruins of the old abbey
You can see the abbey sits on the far left of the battlefield in the section bisected by the river and the rail embankment. This was also a key objective.
|A view across the left hand side of the table|
Sitting on top of the manor were an Artillery Observer and Sniper - both played roles in the battle
|BUF forces await the attack - the School house is another 1/48 dolls house|
|BUF armoured support|
|The right of the BUF flank is the Village - the Railcrossing is another Key objective|
|League Troops advance towards the town|
|Members of the Naval brigade cross the railway tracks|
|A unit of Sikhs seem to have got entangled in this very British affair|
|A choice shot from a League Armoured Car takes care of this artillery piece|
|The league tanks start to draw fire as their infantry advance|
|All hell breaks out in the village|
|The BUF AT gun gets mobbed by a light League tank - The Armoured Car powerless to stop the tank|
|No body will be crossing this bridge for a whilst|
|The League Commander investigates the pub...|
|The Blockage holds up vital League reinforcements|
Suddenly a plane swoops into sight scattering the League forces...
|Boom --- as its strafing fire takes out a League tank|
|A victory roll over the battle field...Add caption|
The guys played out 10 turns of rapid play...the game was brisk, deadly and a great deal of fun...
Who won...well technically the BUF still held three objectives but had time permitted they would have lost the Village...so a marginal victory for the men in Black Shirts
Until next time