Thursday, July 19, 2012

HOTT Day in July 2012 - Battle 5

Good evening,

While I've got a quiet moment, here is my report of Game 5. Early German vs. US Air Cav.

I took...
  • 1 Warband General

  • 3 Warband

  • 4 Hordes

  • 1 Rider

  • 1 Hero

  • 1 Dragon

  • 2 Lurkers



Gordon took his newly assembled US Vietnam Air Cavalry...
  • 1 Hero General

  • 1 Magician (an artillery F/O)

  • 2 Shooters

  • 4 Flyers

  • 1 Dragon - an AC130





And away we went.

Early in, Gordon advanced into (he was hoping through) the wood when he was lurked upon.


One of whom quickly died!


Then to strains of the Ride of the Valkyries, Gordon sent forth two of his choppers...



...one of whom fled...


...and the other one died.



And then my dragon arrived!


In the meantime, Gordon thought to take on my Hero.


It lasted for a while, as it happened.

Anyway, in goes the Dragon against some Shooters...


...with some success...


...along with my Lurker pushing back Gordon's General. Well done, those men!

Next kill was managed by my Hero against the chopper...


...I love the smell of burning Huey's in the morning. Or afternoon, as it happened.

At the same time, Gordon pushes forward with his own Hero looking easy meat his self. Trouble is, my own Hero found himself with nothing to do, so...


...and with nowhere to recoil...


And that was the end of that.

Nick

Monday, July 16, 2012

Spreahead Game, Term 3, Week 00

Good evening,

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.



Two battalions
  • 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.
Robin set up a bit more forward that I was expecting. Like, already in two town centres, left and centre respectively.



Advancing in the centre (right)...


Carrier platoon at the right flank of the left platoon hiding in the centre. Aww, cute!

...and advancing on the left...

Centre again.


Aww stink, Robin's already got in there.

First suppression from Robin's mortar in the west.


Closing in on the centre town sector.


Nasty nasty F/O brings the pain...


Even as I try to assault the town.


But at least my tank can see something to shoot at!

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!


Did I mention I was getting slaughtered in the centre by indirect fire?


Things were at least going a bit better in the west.


Back to the action in the centre.


And here's the casualties thereof!



Finally, I manage to suppress something in the west...

...and centre.

And even more than suppress!

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...


Hey, didn't I have a Firefly sitting there just a moment before?

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!

Nick