Having recently acquired "Duel in the Sun", we tried out the Operation Lightfoot scenario yesterday.
This featured minefields, night fighting and no vehicles at all!
51st Highland managed to clear the enemy positions in turn 6, albeit with heavy casualties. Anton discovered a taste for going in with the bayonet....
The defenders were a mixed force of Veteran Afrika Korps and dodgy Italians (Ken and Alex), with a PanzerBusche 41, a 75mm field gun, 81mm mortar and a Breda MMG , Anton controlled the Highlanders (a mix of veterans and regulars), with 1 Vickers gun and a 2" mortar.
The Axis heavy weapons failed to land a blow- the PzB 41 and Breda were destroyed by the "Alamein Barrage",, the 81mm was hit by the 2" mortar And the 75mm fired 2 shots at point blank and missed both.
I'm working on finishing the Paras, plus British Engineers, Finnish MMG and Atrillery, Winter War Soviets, and more Afrika Korps. I also bought some stuff from Anyscale- trucks, minefield markers and sandbags
It's now completely painted- except for the Glider- waiting for masking tape before I spray it. I have about 1500 points of 6th Airborne division- I have some extras- 75mm pack howitzer, and 2 recce jeeps
It's not an easy build! There is a tutorial on YouTube, well worth a watch. Remember to score the lines on the card before you try to bend it. Have some elastic bands to hand to hold things in place. Also, add more weights to the ones they supply- otherwise it will sit on it's tail.....
dandare: Any plans for Sunday the5th?
Jan 2, 2020 11:17:35 GMT
dandare: Turns out it's napoleonic
Jan 2, 2020 17:10:30 GMT
meliadus: It was a good game, meant to ask, what do you call the rules?
Jan 5, 2020 17:52:41 GMT
dandare: casrnage and glory
Jan 12, 2020 10:55:03 GMT
dandare: what's on the menu for Sunday 9th?
Feb 6, 2020 8:49:04 GMT
meliadus: Sorry not at club had a really bad night last night, getting to sleep bout 7 this morning.
Mar 1, 2020 15:23:23 GMT
Zhao Zilong: Hi Everyone, Just got a message from Brian saying he is unwell and won't be able to come to the club today. Since he has the keys looks like we'll have to cancel. Sorry for the short notice
Mar 8, 2020 11:05:03 GMT
meliadus: No worries, just hope he's okay Alan, cheers mate.
Mar 8, 2020 11:10:35 GMT
dandare: Are we on for next Sunday?
Mar 10, 2020 9:04:30 GMT