Monday, 11 May 2009

HITT Battle of the Yalu River



Japanese & Russian Cavalry clash on the Yalu River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yalu_River_(1904))

We've based this clash on the Battle of Yalu River, using the HITT rules the Japanese would try & force a crossing. Consequently we gave the Japanese 45 points (including the Dreaded Barrage). While the Russians had 25 points. The Russian positions would benefit from trenches & barbed wire. General JACKovski took the Russians while MRFamoto the screaming Japanese.

(I'm writing this while keeping one eye on the BIG Football match tonight BORO vs Newcastle...)
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Initial set-up & plan of attacks.

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The Russians & the Japanese.

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View of the Russian trenches.

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The Japanese advance & Russian Artillery fire forces a recoil.

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Japanese Artillery force the Russians to Recoil..
(The HITT rules allow recoils in trenches to go sideways..)

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The clash of Cavalry.....

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Back go the Japanese..... 1-0 to the Russians.

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The Japanese hit the wire....

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Next round they're through....

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The Japanese attack the trenches.

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It's going well for the attackers.

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Japanese firepower knocks the Russians...

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A Russian fightback...

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Into the trenches... Hand to Hand combat... While the other troops turn the flank.

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The flank has gone now......

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The Japanese attack the Russian artillery...

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The Japanese now attack the other trench.

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Down goes another Russian element.

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Victory to the Imperial Japanese Empire.....

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The Battlefield & 'The Dreaded Barrage' didn't turn up!!!!!

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Good Game, Good Game, that flowed a lot better than our previous Jap/Russian game. Plus there was no need for the Barrage ( I didn't roll anything higher than a 4 for PiPs all night.) Lessons learnt, we felt that the Barbed Wire was placed too far from the trenches, next time right up close.....
Artillery performed slightly better, but still nothing great.


Oh dear, the BORO have just been stuffed by the Geordies in the BIG relegation Football battle... Guess it's relegation to the Championship for the Boro now..... :o(
(useless *&*%$£%*)

3 comments:

tim said...

Hi!

Great Report!

I'm going to have to give H.I.T.T. a try!

tim

mrfarrow2u said...

Cheers Tim

Yes mate, I recommend it. They do give a good game while still giving a lot of fun!

(The only aspect I may try to build upon is Artillery - I do feel gaming wise there is another element in between HITT Artillery & the HITT Barrage.)

All the Best
MrF

Peeler said...

Smashing stuff as usual MrF!