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Retreat to Ranville

Posted on August 21st, 2017 under Posted by

We managed to fight two scenarios out of the Von Luck campaign today.The first one is in open farm land and the British are defending this end of the table. Jump off points are in position here after tyne Patrol Phase which marked out “no mans land”Wit…

The Paras Have Landed !

Posted on August 20th, 2017 under Posted by

Tomorrow, Ian and I kick off the Too Fat Lardies “Von Luck” mini campaign for Chain of Command.Amid much confusion, with units scattered across the countryside, impromptu Para HQs are established to try and make sense of their situationSend out patrols…

AK47 Africa – Part 3

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under Posted by

Well, some more progress has been made with the Popular Front MilitiaHere’s the force so farFoot and MG armed Toyota Technicals added to the armour previously shownDo like those Technicals – seen a few of those in my time in Africa !More troops should …

AK 47 Africa Part 2

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under Posted by

Forces are slowly building up now.More buildings made or acquired.And Militia infantry painted up for General Fyfee’s opposition.Here they are carrying out an ambush from cover of a villageAgainst a regular army column of vehicles.Right, back to the pa…

Chain of Command

Posted on August 13th, 2017 under Posted by

Ian Roberts and I had agreed to have a go at Chain of Command as the other lads were either involved in competition games or a practice of the Saga game they are putting on for next month’s Essex Warriors Open Day – see the website for details.Ian won …

AK 47 Africa

Posted on August 12th, 2017 under Posted by

Well, thanks to Peter Pig, the items arrived swiftly and work has begunArmour for the Peoples Popular FrontBut General Erasmus Fyfees’ army grows apaceThe PPF will need more than this for sure !

A small interlude

Posted on August 9th, 2017 under Posted by

Whilst I am waiting for the 15mm African troops to arrive, I thought I would have another go at British Grenadier, so the table has been set for a fictional contest.The British are attacking from right to leftA Scots line battalionbacked up by a number…

And now for something completely different

Posted on August 9th, 2017 under Posted by

Well it is for me (!).  I’ve had AK47 rules sitting on the shelf for more years than I care to remember – and never used them.Anyway, thanks to Ian Roberts disposing of some 15mm bits and pieces last Sunday at the Club, I have finally taken the pl…

General d"Armee ; the final phase

Posted on August 9th, 2017 under Posted by

The Portuguese commander has at last got his brigade under command, they form march columns to their right flank.Aware that their British allies are about to be attacked.One French column receives fire although the British have lost Fire discipline.&nb…

General d’Armee continued

Posted on August 7th, 2017 under Posted by

Meantime, back at the Billericay War Rooms, my Napoleonic game continues …A French infantry brigade charges the British line between the farm and the bridgeand due to poor throws, the British lose and retreat back, taking their support battalion with…

Bolt Action WWII

Posted on August 6th, 2017 under Posted by

Mike provided all the kit for this battle – which was the German push towards Dunkirk.Mike, Allan & Ian Batley were the French & British commanders, Richard and I were the German commanders with Ian Roberts providing encouragement !The rule boo…

General d’Armee

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under Posted by

Having taken part in the play testing of these rules down at the Wargames Holiday Centre and then buying the rule book some time ago, I thought it was about time to have another crack at General d’Armee.Therefore, the Billericay War Rooms were set up f…

General d’Armee

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under Posted by

Having taken part in the play testing of these rules down at the Wargames Holiday Centre and then buying the rule book some time ago, I thought it was about time to have another crack at General d’Armee.Therefore, the Billericay War Rooms were set up f…

Garibaldi anyone ?

Posted on July 23rd, 2017 under Posted by

Today’s club game was a Sharp Practice Garibaldi game put on by Steve Clarke and Allan Gaines with their figures and terrain.Steve Clarke, Richard and I divided up the Garibaldi faction amongst us and Allan, Les and Mike had the Neapolitan regulars.Thi…

Garibaldi anyone ?

Posted on July 23rd, 2017 under Posted by

Today’s club game was a Sharp Practice Garibaldi game put on by Steve Clarke and Allan Gaines with their figures and terrain.Steve Clarke, Richard and I divided up the Garibaldi faction amongst us and Allan, Les and Mike had the Neapolitan regulars.Thi…

Austerlitz at the club

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under Posted by

Richard organised a multi-player game at Writtle yesterday and supplied all the figures and terrain.I only popped in to have a look but it seemed there were five or six players a side.15mm troops and the rules they used were “Volley and Bayonet”I took …

Austerlitz at the club

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under Posted by

Richard organised a multi-player game at Writtle yesterday and supplied all the figures and terrain.I only popped in to have a look but it seemed there were five or six players a side.15mm troops and the rules they used were “Volley and Bayonet”I took …

The Bridge over the River Notok

Posted on June 16th, 2017 under Posted by

This is the first scenario in the Too Fat Lardies’ “Bashyna or Bust” campaign, after our “refresher” last Sunday, using I Ain’t Been Shot Mum rules.We have resumed with Steve Clarke being the Soviets and me the bad Nazis.Here are the German forcesand t…

The Bridge over the River Notok

Posted on June 16th, 2017 under Posted by

This is the first scenario in the Too Fat Lardies’ “Bashyna or Bust” campaign, after our “refresher” last Sunday, using I Ain’t Been Shot Mum rules.We have resumed with Steve Clarke being the Soviets and me the bad Nazis.Here are the German forcesand t…

Last stand before Bashyna

Posted on June 4th, 2017 under Posted by

A return to “I A’int Been Shot Mum”.  This is the last battle in the “Bashyna or Bust” campaign by the Too Fat Lardies. The Germans have dug in on the road to Bashyna in an effort to stop the rot. As some of our club members wished to try out…

Last stand before Bashyna

Posted on June 4th, 2017 under Posted by

A return to “I A’int Been Shot Mum”.  This is the last battle in the “Bashyna or Bust” campaign by the Too Fat Lardies. The Germans have dug in on the road to Bashyna in an effort to stop the rot. As some of our club members wished to try out…