Wednesday, 24 June 2020

FOW - Late War British

A British Tank & Infantry Company with attached Support sections.  Any games involving the Brits will be formed around the XIX Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment).

Our local regiment (now part of the Yorkshire Regiment).  Both my Father & Grandfather were soldiers in the Regiment.  My father serving in the early 60's, my Grandfather during WW2.

The small core force was purchased from the mighty MadAxeMan on EBay. Two Infantry Platoon's, a few tanks & support elements.  10mm scale again, the rest have been added & painted by yours truly.   Another Infantry Platoon, Cromwell's, Churchill's, Bren Carrier's etc.

British Tank Company

'A Firefly in every Troop'

HQ Cromwell

Crusader AA for those runaway 'Fockes'....

Light Tanks - Stuart Troop

Churchill Petard's
'for dug-in German Infantry removal'


Infantry Platoon (7 Bren/Rifle section painted by the MadAxeMan)
The outer two are Piat & 2'' Mortar Section by ours truly.

I've added two more Rifle Platoon's

Company Commander

6PDR section with White Vehicle's.

Recce Section

Two Humber's with added crew

Two Daimler's

Bofors Section
(2 by MadAxeMan)

Heavy Mg Section

MadAxeMan on the left

3" Mortar Section

Forward Observer

Wasps for those pesky German's

The Bren/Wasp Support
'for when Adolf pops over for a cup of tea...'
Green Howard's Museum

Friday, 12 June 2020

FOAN1 - Kar' Amel Shake

Israeli tanks advance towards Kar'Amel Shake
Fate of a Nation, Battlefront Rules again, this time covering the Arab Israeli Wars.  A nice 'bridging' game between the 2nd World War & Team Yankee moderns.

'1967, the Six Day War, Israeli forces pile into the Sinai.  A Israeli Recon force rapidly approaches the strategic village of Kar' Amel Shake.   An Egyptian force is already in residence, with nearby Egyptian Armor approaching.'

Another small 33 point game, again you get a lot of kit for 33 points, if you are the Egyptian's.  EEerrr, let us say you don't for the Israeli's.  I took Nasser's lads & SPAV took the Israeli's.   I'll put the exact lists up later... 

The Battlefield.
Israeli Forces enter from the east.  The Egyptians from the west.
The two Wadis are impassible to vehicles.

The Egyptian Scout force is already deployed in the village.

View from the Israeli side.
The AMX Tank Platoon is hull down on a ridge.

The Egyptian Scout Platoon with BTR-50PK transports.

BRDM Recce vehicles cover the other side of the village.

We're Off!
Israeli Jeeps & an AMX Platoon race up the road.

The Israeli Mech Platoon parks up by the Wadi to unload the troops.

Good start!
The Israeli fire takes out two ZSU's.
That will aid the air attacks to come.

However the Amx Platoon only knocks out one T-34.

The Egyptian turn... CHARGE!!!!!

An Egyptian Mech Platoon in their 'Adams Family' BTR-152's, sets up shop in the village.

T-34's on the other flank race to engage the AMX's.

Poor rolls from the Egyptian's

One of the hull down AMX's is took out.

End of turn 1.
The Egyptians dominate the battlefield.

Here comes the Israeli Air Force!

Only one T-34 taken out though.
Israeli gunnery is also abysmal this turn.

Good die rolling brings in the Egyptian Air force...
Plus here come the big boys!

The 'Adams Family' relocates to the hill...


T-34 vs AMX....

The Egyption Fresco is about to bomb the Infantry...

..however withering fire from the Israeli half-tracks takes it out.

AAarrr....  Could of done with that Air Strike.

The Israeli Ouragan screams in....

The battle for the 'Pass' would be ferocious.

The Israeli troops pour on the small arms fire.

HA!!! SPAV's gurning again!
The Ouragan is blown out of the sky by the ZSU's...
He was counting on that plane for a lot of tank killing.

Shoot & Scoot!

Egyptian turn.
Like a Sea of Locusts, the Egyptian Infantry swarm the hill.

The Big Boys rumble on......

Oh Yes!
A lovely fire support line...

End of turn 3.
The Egyptian Armor is taking a pounding, but not enough for SPAV's liking.

With the BRDM's destroyed, the Israeli half-tracks set about suppressing the Egyptian Infantry.

The AMX's just aren't destroying enough Egyptian Armor.

One hit out four rolls.. Poor Israeli gunnery.

However the Israeli jeeps with their recoiless rifles come up trumps.

At last the Israeli Mortars start inflicting damage.

The 'Adams Family' flank the Israeli Half-tracks.

The remaining ZSU's take up good positions to lay fire on the Israeli Infantry.

SPAV gurns once more, when he discovers the IS-3 front armor is 14....
The AMX's firepower is also 14, a lot of the shots may bounce.


I am crying as I don't even hit a thing.

However my remaining T-34 takes out another AMX.

End of Turn 4

The two remaining AMX's charge in for rear shots on the IS-3's....


The Egyptian turn, the ZSU's blow away the AMX's....

The Heroic Jeeps are obliterated by the IS-3's.

The Israeli's throw in the towel.

Kar' Amel Shake is still in Egyptian hands!!!