28 February, 2015

The Italian Job & BEF Highlanders

Rob Kelly's Brit Exp. Force scout cars, for Early War tournament March 15
Well gang, after finishing two armies on my staycation (pics here) I decided to continue with my Italians.   We have an EW tourney in 2 weeks up with the 'Petawawa Mafia' so time to get a practice game in.   Mainly a picture dump, starting with Rob's Highlanders on the shores of France, 1940, Kilts and all!


BOYS Anti-tank rifle, again the plaid is awesome!


18/25 pdr

This is my 1550 Bersaglieri list.

L35 Tankettes.  ROF 4 MGs while on the move? Yes please!

60 points for 2 trucks with guns? Can't say no.

My objectives.. knocked out Carri and ofc a broken down Fiat-powered command vehicle.

Carri Platoon

Italian Artiglieri.   AT3 FP6, so smoke launchers and AT7 direct fire ..

2 units of 4 Elefantino guns, 3 x AT6 shots, and are man-packed.

Bersaglieri Infantry.  Their only job is to dig in.  And they are terrible at it!

In our game, his 2 BEF Honey Stuarts tangle with my squishy vehicles after they failed miserably to do any damage

Round after round, and either miss each other or saves made (even 5+ truck saves!)

Our tanks were exchanging long range pot shots to no avail.  Early War weaponry just bounces like hail off a pickup truck!

In the end, it was him moving from this position into the open that enabled me to whittle his tank platoons down, and finally bring him below half for the company break.

What kills me is right while putting my army away, my old school GW case fell on the floor.. and at first the damage seemed minimal, but there is a LOOOTTTTTTT of chipping, because despite my moniker, I never use Matt Varnish (in this case the models aren't done)  Maybe one day I'll learn!!!

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