Game 1, Andrew B, Brit Matilda Co. He had 2 command Matildas, platoon of Matildas, 2 infantry platoons and some recce carriers. As we were both Tank companies, I had to attack. As I have nothing except the gun-trucks which can scratch the paint on the Matildas, it would be an uphill battle. I torched a reserve platoon of infantry, and got the recce carriers down to 1 vehicle left but their MGs had killed both gun-trucks. No way of harming him, couldnt stop him contesting, 2-5 loss.
His Brit infantry were in the tall grass
I didnt take any further shots as I was futilely trying to get some platoon kills... His Matilda list was the rock to my scissors!
Game2 vs Andrew Dobson (I played all 3 Andrews...) Pincer, he was playing Finns with fortifications
Andrew lays out his defences all the way across. I thought Half-tracked couldnt cross wire, so I thought they had to brave the minefields... turns out only very difficult going.
As you can see, I am losing vehicles left right and center trying to cross the mines
He has gun pits for his artillery, though I would assault the far left position
His ambush of T-26s.. I would later kill all these.
2 waves of tanks are trying to press the issue before his reserves come on.
After killing the T-26s, my Carri roll 4 out of 5 bogs to assault the Jaakari in the trenches. He captures them all... 2-5 loss, just couldnt press home the attack.
Game 3 vs Ross Bradley's DAK, Dust Up
This was the ultimate chess-match.. I was able to smash his PaK-38s after he completely missed shooting. His artillery was hammering me though.
The bombed out center is well themed.. his 10.5s were putting in some work on me. My plan had been to kill his platoons as they came in from reserves, but as I couldnt hit either, they would turn the tables on me and kill my gun trucks and so on.
Down to 2 tanks in the center.
His 8-Rads torch my platoons and threaten both objectives
My reserves come on, but Slow Tank is just killing me here.. I needed to be further into town.
End-Game: His Pzr IIs are on my objective. I could have moved my tanks 8, then HOPED for Avanti to contest, or just straight up kill them with 7 tanks. I should have Avanti'ed! 3-4 loss, but great game where every single decision was make or break. Great games all around.
Tomorrow I have the other pics of other ppls' games up.
This week on the virtual battlefield, it was an all Infantry affair as I continued to test Rob's Canadians for the upcoming 2013 Historicon tournament. We rolled up 'No Retreat' as the mission. Seeing as we both field foot footsoldier lists, we had to roll over who would attack. I came up with the higher number after Rob rolled a big fat 1. After choosing which end he would defend, we began deployment and objective placements. Enjoy the video of the game and I happened to take some pics as well covering most of the action.
Looking at the board layout, Rob chose the best side from which to defend. No matter which way I wanted to approach from, there were going to be a lot of slow moving anti-tank guns and bog checks moving 4" at a time in order to get range on those dug in Canadians. I have to say after being bombarded nearly every turn, rocket batteries are the way to go for maximum effect on target.
I had a hard time breaking through all the terrain to get my guns go…
Who ever said imitation is the highest for of flattery? I guess I just did. So, I thought it was time we started our own forum, accessible by the public, to talk all things TableTop Tactician. Lists reviews, events/news, anything people want to chat about - so have at it!
So hope on over the to the Forum table and introduce yourself and get posting!
"What do you say, old boy, shall we go kick the Jerries out of Africa?" Monty
Using the WWPD rules compilation, and stats and such from the preview copy of the rulebook that stores have, plus some from the latest WGI, we apply our Team Yankee prowess to run a Test game of Version 4. TO make equivalent lists, I used V3 points for both (1340pts) and the DAK force comes out at 82 pts using V4 points. Video with our opinions at bottom of article.
Lets see the lists: