This was my second Arty Conliffe game in the same day!
Popped round to Robin's to get, well, thrashed at Spearhead.
And a good time was had by all!
Actually, to be fair, Robin wanted to try out a Defend list in terms of the density of 20mm figures and vehicles on the table, so he pulled out about 350 points worth of stuff (Usually a defend list has 450 - well, for a 6mm game on an 8' by 5' anyway).
I could only muster about 380 odd. Quite a bit short of the 650 usually spent on an attack list.
I probably won't do a blow by blow recount - just post a heap of piccies - but suffice to say at the end of the game I was contending the west/my left flank, but had been pounded to pieces in the centre by Robin's off table heavy artillery, against which I had no counter battery fire available.
Robin has done a fantastic AAR here.
Anyway, Robin set up the table, selected the figs, and away we went.
- a Battalion Commander, 12 infantry stands, 1 F/O, a Carrier platoon and 4 75mm Shermans in the west (left) and...
- a Battalion Commander, 12 infantry stands (4 companies), 3 HMGs, one 6 pounder, 2 F/O for a couple of off table 25 pounders each, with 4 Shermans in the centre.
Not only am I getting slaughtered by that jolly indirect fire, but Robin brings on his Panzers. Commanded my by own Pz IV! Arrgghh! Traitor!
And in I go into the town.
Yay! (That's the second time I've been able to take a town sector from Robin. He still can't believe it!)
Meanwhile, in the centre...
And that was all she wrote! End VPs - 2 to me and 6 or so to Robin.
Still, it learned me a thing or two. Now we're both fiddling around with lists and such like. With various bits and pieces, including off board heavy artillery, I can do about 625 points worth of Kiwis/Brits, and Robin...well, Robin's pulling together some Ruskies!