Posts Tagged ‘German’

Tanker’s Tuesday – Smashing the Gothic Line

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Tanker’s Tuesday – Smashing the Gothic Line

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King Tiger Available for Pre-Order

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ruling the European battlefields with a steel fist, the new plastic King Tiger is almost ready for its fearsome debut. The Königstiger (officially named the […]

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Slave 2 Gaming : Prussian Starter Pack

Posted on September 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The best way to start to collect a Prussian force is with a starter pack. It saves around $7 on the total order The pack contains:1 Officer2 Infantry packs1 Heavy Machine Gun pack.       Slave 2 Gaming : Pru…

Slave 2 Gaming : Prussian Starter Pack

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The best way to start to collect a Prussian force is with a starter pack. It saves around $7 on the total order The pack contains:1 Officer2 Infantry packs1 Heavy Machine Gun pack.       Slave 2 Gaming : Pru…

Slave 2 Gaming : Prussian Starter Pack

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The best way to start to collect a Prussian force is with a starter pack. It saves around $7 on the total order The pack contains:1 Officer2 Infantry packs1 Heavy Machine Gun pack.       Slave 2 Gaming : Pru…

Slave 2 Gaming : Prussian Starter Pack

Posted on September 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The best way to start to collect a Prussian force is with a starter pack. It saves around $7 on the total order The pack contains:1 Officer2 Infantry packs1 Heavy Machine Gun pack.       Slave 2 Gaming : Pru…

Slave 2 Gaming : Sturmtruppen

Posted on September 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Before the history changing events of 1917, the German Army had been effectively using Sturmtruppen or Storm Troopers ( also known as “Shock troops” or “Thrust Troops”) since 1916. These Troops are an effective force at taking Trenches and Weapon emp…

Slave 2 Gaming : Sturmtruppen

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Before the history changing events of 1917, the German Army had been effectively using Sturmtruppen or Storm Troopers ( also known as “Shock troops” or “Thrust Troops”) since 1916. These Troops are an effective force at taking Trenches and Weapon emp…

Slave 2 Gaming : Sturmtruppen

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Before the history changing events of 1917, the German Army had been effectively using Sturmtruppen or Storm Troopers ( also known as “Shock troops” or “Thrust Troops”) since 1916. These Troops are an effective force at taking Trenches and Weapon emp…

Slave 2 Gaming : Sturmtruppen

Posted on September 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Before the history changing events of 1917, the German Army had been effectively using Sturmtruppen or Storm Troopers ( also known as “Shock troops” or “Thrust Troops”) since 1916. These Troops are an effective force at taking Trenches and Weapon emp…

Tanker’s Tuesday : The Battle for Germany

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

In 1944 the US 3rd Armored Division spearheads the Allied push from the western border of Germany towards Berlin. The American tankers battle fanatical Germans defending their homeland to the last, armed with the most powerful Panzers ever to take the …

Tanker’s Tuesday : The Battle for Germany

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

In 1944 the US 3rd Armored Division spearheads the Allied push from the western border of Germany towards Berlin. The American tankers battle fanatical Germans defending their homeland to the last, armed with the most powerful Panzers ever to take the …

King Tiger

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Now then,First of all apologies for not updating the blog. Im getting lazy!!To kick off my return to the blogosphere, here is a 15mm King tiger that I finished tonight.Ive painted this up for my upcoming batllegroup games, set in Normandy 1944.I hope y…

King Tiger

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Now then,First of all apologies for not updating the blog. Im getting lazy!!To kick off my return to the blogosphere, here is a 15mm King tiger that I finished tonight.Ive painted this up for my upcoming batllegroup games, set in Normandy 1944.I hope y…

Door to Door

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Something a bit different this week as Jim arranges a game. A bit of urban fighting in WW2 using Jim Websters set of rules ‘Hell by Daylight‘.

Tel, Matt, and Steve are the bad guys trying to get away from the advancing Russians.
Tristan, Scott, Tom, and Bill are the defenders of Poland attempting to block their path.


The Germans had four squads and accompanying panzers available. The defenders are hidden through out the city and might have booby trapped the barricades scattered around the streets.

The Germans send in one squad at a time to try and clear a path for the evacuation and spend a lot of time hesitating at the first barricade trying to work out if it is rigged to explode.

Slow progress was made and a lot of dicing occurred, but due to the low percentage chance to actually hit anything not many casualties were inflicted on either side.

Things started to change once the Molotovs started flying, causing one of the tanks to flee and another to button down. A booby trap also managed to wound a number of Germans as they approached the large central building that was the source of much of the gun fire.

 The Germans try multiple routes to try and flank the defenders, and gain positions to lay down covering fire, but the partisans are too mobile, apparently making good use of the sewers to out manoeuvre the enemy.

Time runs out with the Germans not making much progress, only approximately one-third of the way across the board.

Door to Door

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Something a bit different this week as Jim arranges a game. A bit of urban fighting in WW2 using Jim Websters set of rules ‘Hell by Daylight‘.

Tel, Matt, and Steve are the bad guys trying to get away from the advancing Russians.
Tristan, Scott, Tom, and Bill are the defenders of Poland attempting to block their path.


The Germans had four squads and accompanying panzers available. The defenders are hidden through out the city and might have booby trapped the barricades scattered around the streets.

The Germans send in one squad at a time to try and clear a path for the evacuation and spend a lot of time hesitating at the first barricade trying to work out if it is rigged to explode.

Slow progress was made and a lot of dicing occurred, but due to the low percentage chance to actually hit anything not many casualties were inflicted on either side.

Things started to change once the Molotovs started flying, causing one of the tanks to flee and another to button down. A booby trap also managed to wound a number of Germans as they approached the large central building that was the source of much of the gun fire.

 The Germans try multiple routes to try and flank the defenders, and gain positions to lay down covering fire, but the partisans are too mobile, apparently making good use of the sewers to out manoeuvre the enemy.

Time runs out with the Germans not making much progress, only approximately one-third of the way across the board.

The Price of Glory

Posted on August 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Still gaming the Great War, but this time back to Europe and with a different rules set ‘The Price of Glory’ (or rather a Dave M variant of), which we have played in the past and is at a much larger scale to the previous weeks activity.

The Western Theatre

 It’s Early War and the initial French push into Germany has come to a halt as the Germans outflank them via Belgium. The Germans are now launching the counter-attack to grab back their territories


The Bridge

The initial French assault in 1914 tends to be forgotten a bit, but was an integral part of the Schlieffen Plan. If the German commanders had held their nerve and just pinned the French the war might actually have been ‘over by Christmas’ as the notorious saying went .

The target for this assault is to capture a village at a river crossing, but with a bonus condition of getting troops off the board. The bridge is the only point at which the river can be crossed and the French start with troops on both sides of the river.

The German Advance

The Germans have managed to send a force round the flank and over the river (which otherwise can only be crossed at the bridge), these would appear after a random number of turns. Fortunately they turned up earlier than expected.

The Flank Attack

Things looked bad for the Germans as the initial advance took heavy casualties from the village and the artillery. Extra reinforcements gave them new impetus and they managed to storm the village and force the defenders back over the bridge.

Storming the Village

The two armies trade fire across the river as the Germans attempt to force their way unsuccessfully over the bridge. On the Flank the Germans are making slow progress along the rail embankment pinned down by the artillery and French reinforcements shifted over onto the embankment.

Firefight across the River

So the Germans get the win by kicking the French out of the village but not the decisive victory as they did not manage to get off the table via the heavily defended roads.

The Price of Glory

Posted on August 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Still gaming the Great War, but this time back to Europe and with a different rules set ‘The Price of Glory’ (or rather a Dave M variant of), which we have played in the past and is at a much larger scale to the previous weeks activity.

The Western Theatre

 It’s Early War and the initial French push into Germany has come to a halt as the Germans outflank them via Belgium. The Germans are now launching the counter-attack to grab back their territories


The Bridge

The initial French assault in 1914 tends to be forgotten a bit, but was an integral part of the Schlieffen Plan. If the German commanders had held their nerve and just pinned the French the war might actually have been ‘over by Christmas’ as the notorious saying went .

The target for this assault is to capture a village at a river crossing, but with a bonus condition of getting troops off the board. The bridge is the only point at which the river can be crossed and the French start with troops on both sides of the river.

The German Advance

The Germans have managed to send a force round the flank and over the river (which otherwise can only be crossed at the bridge), these would appear after a random number of turns. Fortunately they turned up earlier than expected.

The Flank Attack

Things looked bad for the Germans as the initial advance took heavy casualties from the village and the artillery. Extra reinforcements gave them new impetus and they managed to storm the village and force the defenders back over the bridge.

Storming the Village

The two armies trade fire across the river as the Germans attempt to force their way unsuccessfully over the bridge. On the Flank the Germans are making slow progress along the rail embankment pinned down by the artillery and French reinforcements shifted over onto the embankment.

Firefight across the River

So the Germans get the win by kicking the French out of the village but not the decisive victory as they did not manage to get off the table via the heavily defended roads.