Had a cracking game at Chris's barn wargames room today, pitching the Red hordes against the White counter revolutionaries.
We use the Two Fat Lardies Triumph of the Will rules, suitably watered down for large tables and large numbers of troops. The table was 14 x 6 and I had designed the game for either 4 or 6 players so 5 worked just fine.
I did promise not to mention that Steve Shann commanded the Red army so hopefully I will remember not to mention his name anywhere.
2 x 7 Ex-POWS's trained
9 x 7 Red foot Militia (split into 2 brigades)
3 x 7 Red Cavalry trained
3 X 8 Red Cavalry trained
1 x Aeroplane on the roll of a six.
As the White pursuers swept onto the Red rearguard the Red commander (Steve Shann) looks on pensively wondering if the rear guard has the fire power to slow the Whites.
At this point the Whites depress the reds further by rolling a 6 for their aircraft and a white plane (Yes I know I picked the wrong one up) sweeps into the red ranks, fortunately for the Reds ,Jerry promptly shot it down.
Chris's 2 brigades of Reds are almost annihilated but have held the left flank so that Jerry's troops break through almost untouched.
Johns defenders are reduced to one unit of almost untouched White guards whilst the rest of his cavalry is almost all destroyed.
The Red Cavalry is almost as badly off with only one units from 6 even vaguely capable of fighting, they have however put the pursuing Cossacks beyond the ability to carry the fight on.
Three almost untouched White foot brigades with their supporting Tchanks and Armoured car are still in pursuit but are a good 6 feet behind Jerry's Reds.
Only a third of the Reds will escape, but the remaining Whites are too far away to stop them, a great game thoroughly enjoyed by all, thanks gents.
So there you have it, a very bloody affair and whilst the Reds escaped, for a win I think a couple more units would have needed to escape. A draw? I will leave it to Chris, Jerry, Richard, John and Steve Shann to argue it out.
thanks for reading as ever, next up will be a couple of GNW command bases.