Club night and with Chris close to having some Chinese forces available for this period we decided to remind ourselves how the rules worked with a Russian Civil War game.
We currently use Triumph of the Will by Too Fat Lardies, not as polished as some of their newer rule sets but specifically designed for the interwar period and with some interesting mechanisms.
Our game features a Train station with a weak 3 company battalion of Whites in hastily thrown up trenches, supported by a recently arrived armoured train with MG, Gun and company of Shock troops.
Help is on the way with a mixed regiment of Cossacks supported my artillery and a Tchanka and the possibility of a visit from a plane.
Attempting to wrest the Train and station from the Counter Revolutionary Gangsters are a battalion of 5 companies of Red infantry, supported by two companies of veteran Siberian rifles, two guns, two MG's and a regiment of 5 Sotnias of horse. Off table a reserve company of naval infantry waits to deploy.
Move one sees the Reds press forward and inflict serious damage on one company of whites with the artillery, this would be a feature of the game as I had over egged the artillery a bit for both sides, the Cavalry meanwhile marched around the foot to try intercept the White Cossacks marching to relieve the station.
Thanks Chris for allowing me to get one of my favourite collections back on table. Great fun as usual. An thank you Terry for not falling out with us for being the very last to pack up yet again at the end of the night. Sorry!