Saturday, June 16, 2018

Canadian Infantry vs US Tanks in Hasty Attack

Sherry Atkinson roars "Open Fire!" As Canadian AT guns shred US tanks crested on a nearby hill

Game 1 of the Lords of War de-escalation tournament was 90 points and I was against Denis and his beautifully painted and modelled American tanks. I had decided to bring my first Flames of War Army MW Canadians (using the rules in Armoured Fist) modelled after the 1st Company of The Royal Canadian Regiment (The RCR) who landed in Sicily, 75 years ago this July. If you haven't read the story about Op HUSKY and Sherry Atkinson, the AT platoon commander, check it out here. The tournament was using the battle plans system where both players select defender, manoeuvre or attack and depending on what each player selected you roll on a different chart to determine the mission you are going to play. I elected to defend with my infantry while Denis wanted to attack with his tanks. We rolled Hasty Attack and started setting up.

Big Willie's Royal Canadians
OC and 2IC
Full infantry platoon
Full infantry platoon
4 x 6 pdrs
4 x Vickers
3 x Universal Carriers with AT rifles
4 x 25 pdrs
3 x Churchills

Denis' American tanks
3 x Lee's with OC
2 x Lees
3 x Lees
5 x Stuarts
3 x T90s
3 x Armoured mortars
1 x Stuart FOO

Set Up
Objectives are central left and top left behind the wood and central right and top centre

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Lords of War MW Flames of War De-escalation tournament

Shaun's German Grenadiers 

This last weekend Lords of War held a Flames of War MW de-escalation tournament. We played 3 games starting at 90, then 71 and finally 50 points. This drop in points is excellent for allowing the games to finish faster and making sure that as players get tired the games go faster. As always the guys a Lords of War were fantastic and they run a very tight ship for their tournaments. I will be doing battle reports for my games in the coming days but in the mean time here are some pictures of peoples armies.

 Doug's British 8th Army