Historical Wargaming using Miniatures, PC & Board Games as played by Sgt Steiner
Friday, October 29, 2010
Conflict Of Heroes: Price Of Honour
Arrived today, excellent. Usual high quality components and the scenarios look very interesting especially with the inclusion of the Polish units.
Update: Managed a game at my fathers last week playing through the first scenario. Interesting to see lowly PzII and Sdkfz222 in action. Polish infantry no push-overs in a tough situation for Huns. Really cool bonus to have the replacement unit counters for Awakening The Bear and a new complete and up to date series rulebook.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
DBMM Turgesh vs T'Ang
iPhone pics again as mental block re camera continues !!
Flank march arrives before Cavalry wing gets into action
T'Ang BwX and ArtO
Right wing LhS split up by Artillery fire...grrrrr
Tibetans approach the T'Ang centre
Overview of second turn
Turgesh right vs T'Ang left
Friday, October 22, 2010
DBMM East Frankish vs Sicilian Norman
Initial turn with East Franks advancing (from left)
Sicilian bows on rough hill decimating Slavs
Clash of Knights on left
Sicilian right wing
Sicilian centre (note drunken Norman general)
Sicilian reserve Knights
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
DBMM Kushan vs Han Chinese
Han right flank
Han patented double fist underhand move
Kushan Elephant corps trundles forward
(Skythians supposed to appear top left)
Kushan right flank
Friday, October 15, 2010
FOG R TYW Imperialist vs TYW French
A very enjoyable game overall.
Currassier engage enemy Horse
Reiters advance to their doom
Tercio's plod forward
Friday, October 08, 2010
Conflict Of Heroes: Storms of Steel! Kursk 1943
Another scenario played tonight against my Dad. FF15 Dance Of Totenkopfs. A big scenario, but using only 2 boards, with piles of Tanks with air power (2 Stuka strafes and 1 Sturmovik) and a Nebelwerfer card. Great stuff with tanks brewing up all over the show. Only problem I discovered afterwards was that the scenario is designed for 2 Ivan versus 1 Hun (although perfectly playable with Ivan conducting 2 separate 'player' operations etc) and in the scenario it is noted that:-
Reminder: Each Soviet player takes a turn for every one German turn!
We done this incorrectly as we allowed Germans a phase in between each Ivan phase thereby restricting the Ivans a great deal and making Hun rather too effective. Still it was a lot of fun and well worth a replay, especially as Germans (ie my father) came out winners.We both really enjoy this game with its excellent aesthetics and game play without being bogged down with overly complex systems and can therefore accept its abstractions as a trade-off against sheer fun.
T34 (right centre) close assaults a Tiger but fails miserably !!
Deaths Head commander plotting destruction of next T34
Overview of scenario after first couple of phases
Looking forward to release of latest Conflict of Heroes expansion 'Price of Honour' which covers Poland 1939 but also includes updated counters for Awakening The Bear. However despite its imminent release in USA and elsewhere it seems to have no outlet in UK as yet !!! Hopefully in time for Santa to deliver ?
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Lasalle rules........projects.........a quandry.................
However this puts me in a true wargamers dilemma ie what project do I take on as way too many options going through my tiny mind !!
With another trip to Warfare show confirmed (ie paid for) in November I want to buy/look at figures for:-
1. Prussian Napoleonic 15mm. Large number of figures required for Lasalle ?
2. Teutonic Knight army for Dbmm (I have been researching this since having playtest with them) ?
3. Russian 10mm Barborassa period WWII army for Blitzkrieg Commander II or similar. Possibly a 6mm project instead ?
4. 16th Century Rennaisance army for DBR/FOGR ?
5. 6mm 1980's BAOR army for Modern Spearhead or Cold War Commander ?
6. Great Northern War Swedish in 10mm (Stephen keen on this)
DBMM Hsiung Nu vs Han
iPhone pics again (I seem to have a mental block about remembering to bring camera)
Han Chariots hiding behind AxS
Han Cavalry line GH
Han infantry in SF
Delayed (ha !) Cmd arrives on turn 1 !!!
Overview of compact Han deployment
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Thirty Years War Imperialists on parade
Figures 15mm mix of Essex and Minifigs. Arrayed in FOGR units (click for larger pic). Used Army Painter 'Tufts' of three varieties (like these) and some stones from garden as base decoration with some very old granulated flock (no idea of maker). Have a bunch of foot to paint to allow another Large Tercio and a few Reiters to allow a third unit or 6 bases in two units but army good to go as is.
Overview of army
Late Tercio (3 Pike 3 Shot)
'Footprint' of Early Tercio (6 Pike 6 Shot)
Another Early Tercio
The sharp end
Light or Regimental guns
Currassier (Heavy Armour & Pistols)
Bandolier Reiters in FogR terminology behind unit of Muskets
Generals (Minifig Tilly figure on left and Pappenheim on right)
Strange army choice for an Ulster 'Prod' !!
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