The team use Too Fat Lardies amended rules Iron Ivan or a coffin for 7 Brothers. This is my favourite theatre of WW11 so I jumped at the chance.
Ken will no doubt have a full write up on his blog shortly, http://yarkshiregamer.blogspot.co.uk/ in the meantime I thought I might share my experience of gaming at Kens and a few images, please note that most of this is from my perspective as I tended to forget what was going on anywhere else on the battlefield.
The game had three Allied commands, each containing a battalion of foot, a unit of tanks and a unit of armoured cars, assaulting an Italian force holding a fortified village and a series of hills. The Eyties had two battalions, two armoured cars, 3 AT guns and three tanks but had reinforcements on the way, including some German troops and armour.
Steve in the centre had a battalion in the fortified village with another 45mm and a 20mm, Ken had the three tanks on the high ground opposite Lonnie.
The game is card driven and a T break means anything that hasn't gone loses its turn other than to move into cover if possible. Frustratingly this meant that the allied foot stood still pretty much for the first two turns.
Our armour manoeuvred forward using the available cover with the exception of one of Ian's Morris armoured cars. This car belted down the road in the open with amusing if predictable results
It was about this point as my armour clattered off without infantry support that Ken realised that the Allied infantry cards had not yet been dealt into the pack. Oops, no wonder none of them were moving.
As the allies press forward both sides start to take infantry casualties, the Matildas are almost untouchable but still attract a lot of fire from the 45mm. In quick succession the Matildas take out the second Italian armoured car and the 45mm takes out both Marmon Herringtons and the other Morris before the crew are finally wiped out by the South Africans.
Lonnie has pressed forward with his infantry but its all rubber swords on the right and centre with relatively light casualties for both sides. Its a different story on the left. Five burning allied armoured vehicles and two Axis. The Italian 45mm is out, half the mortar crew are down and both sides have multiple infantry casualties.
I will try and keep a better track of everyone elses game next time I promise!
Next to share back to the Great Northern War. Honest!