Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Recent FOW Game

Had a FOW game last night against 'A' - lost disastrously - but good game ! . Got so into it that I forgot to take photos ! . Here's one 'A' took on his phone and sent to me , his victorious Italian tanks cross the table past my burning Vickers light tanks (DON'T  double move when you can be shot at !)  whilst my Motor platoon desperately try to reach a objective marker .

Saturday, 26 November 2011

2nd Mississippi .

The 2nd Mississippi advance under fire !.( click on photos to enlarge)

Got this Regiment finished finally - had been put on the 'back burner' whilst painting up the FOW figures.

They are a mixture of 28mm Perry and Foundry . This is the 8th Confederate unit I've got finished and will be the last for the time being .

Thursday, 24 November 2011

FOW Game Using My New Terrain .

Inspired by my new purchases of FOW dedicated terrain , I  set up a 600pt game.(click on photos to enlarge)

Played the Free for All Scenario , positions of the units were diced for as this was a solo game.

British on the Left - Italians on the Right.

A British Motor Platoon moves up (with new dust clouds).

They deploy .

The Italian Tanketts move forward onto the flank.

The Italian Motorcycle Platoon open fire on the British.

The Italians move onto the British Right flank.

The Italian Motorcycle Platoons take heavy casualties.(they withdraw and try and work their way around the British Left flank).

The Tanketts shoot up the British transport.

They take casualties.

They race towards the Objective. (the British A/C shoot them up with their A/T guns).

The Motorcycle Platoon sweeps to victory capturing the other Objective and winning the game for the Italians . Great game - time to st down and read the rules again . Think I am getting the hang of them though.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Warfare 2011 (Or 4 Go Mad in Oxfordshire)(Or rather Berkshire!*)

Well maybe not mad ! but a good time was had by all and we left a good few £s with various traders . We all helped unload 'S's people carrier , thank the lord scenery is not a heavy as lead ! and set up the S&A Scenery stall . Then people dispersed to spend money before the crowds of eager buyers descended on the stand. I must confess I forgot to take photos on the Saturday - busy on the stand and busy buying!. (click on photos to enlarge)

The Spoils of Warfare, somebody was selling off FOW scenery at half price so I  maxed out on the opportunity !

'A' reclines on his bed looking at his purchases (just prior to this he managed to spill his water bottle over the duvet !)

'B' (left) and Alan the proprietor of Lancashire Games or neighbour at the show

'A' and 'B' man the S&A Scenics stand

A magnificent 54mm Napoleonics game , they were using 'Blackpowder' rules .

I was VERY  impressed by this game ! a lot of effort had gone into it .

Some of the reinforcements awaiting to go onto the battlefield .

 A WW2 Far East game with some brilliant terrain .

It aint alf ot mum !

I did take notes on who was doing each game - but have lost them (oops) so I  am unable to say who did what - apologies !

A demonstration SAGA game the new Dark Age skirmish rules everybody is talking about .'B' managed to obtain a copy (they look interesting) but when 'S' tried to get a copy on Sunday they had sold out ! and I  was told that they are having to do a reprint , having run out of the first printing !.

'B' and 'S' survey the customers ( I agree a little off putting !)

One of the FOW competition games with the very impressive Battlegames Sahara fort (I was tempted to buy one but resisted)

 I was pleased with the standard of the boards being used in the FOW  games much better than the normal competition games.

Brr ! cold !1

'A' and 'B' study FOW ! The show ended about 3.30 when traders started packing up - we were on the road by 4.05pm and back home for 9.30pm . A great weekend had by all !. * 'B'  has just pointed out to me I  got my counties wrong ! Oops !.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Off To Reading !

Attending the'Warfare' wargaming show at Reading this weekend , traveling down with 'A' tonight and will be meeting 'S' and 'B' on route . Have a long list of things to purchase -FOW and ACW  feature strongly , but will have to see when I get there. Once upon a time the 4 of us used to 'do' shows more frequently but real life has got in the way and so this show has become something of a pilgrimage /social event/get together . A full report - with pictures when I return .

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

FOW Game

Had the long expected FOW  game last night , not peraphs the most typical of games as we kept stopping to look up rules and illustrate points of play .

The initial set up . My Italians on the right 'A's British on the left . My motorcycle platoon makes a flank recce (they soon retired under fire from the British armoured cars)

My mortar platoon and the retiring motorcycles . 'A's motor platoon in the centrer comes under fire and I try to get my infantry and tankettes past him to the objectives.

The British A/C come under fire and 1 'bails out' .

 I nearly made it ! - BUT  my infantry on the right become pinned down and my tankettes took a hit each from Boyes anti tank rifles ,' bailed out ' and failed their moral test and were lost ! . The avaiable time having run out we called a halt and looked at the victory conditions- nobody got their objectives - but 'A' won on points because he destroyed my Tankettes . Good game , have to go back to reading the rules again but can't wait to play again.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Afghan Regulars for TSATF .

Not just been painting 15mm FOW , have managed to finish off these Afghan Regulars .

These have been needing finishing off for ages , they were bought off EBay in odds and sods over about the last 2 years .

They are Foundry 28mm . I have another unit that needs painting as well .

These are Afghan Regular Artillery, again Foundry although the gun is I think Old Glory .

Man Flu prevents Game

The look forward to FOW  game had to be canceled due to a dose of Man Flu which I have been suffering from this week - borne like a Gallant Little Trooper I might add !. Has been rescheduled for next week .

The finished Italian Motociclisti Platoon speed towards a Objective Marker.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

FOW Italian Motor cyclists

Here are the first of the Italian Motociclisti Platoon which is the last unit to do for my Bersaglieri Company.

With them is another Objective marker ( you can never have to many !).

Due to a mis-calculation on my behalf the forces for the first game will only be 500pts per side , but I should have them all based and painted by Tuesday for the game .(no pressure then !?) Will do a report on the game , looking forward to it after rushing ahead to get everything painted for it . Feeling that I have somewhat overdosed on painting 15mm , so its back to 28mm for a change !. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

FOW Objective Markers

One of the more important ingredients of the scenarios of FOW  is the objective marker.

These are some I got from Spanish firm 

Whilst the very prominent Army Badge markings may not be to everyone's tastes, I find them cute. A game is planned against my wargaming colleague 'A' - who is describing himself as my FOW 'Guru' ! -SIGH ! .