Thursday, October 23, 2014
On Saturday night we ran a Market Garden huge multi-player battle to mark the dramatic conclusion of the TCOW Firestorm: Market Garden Campaign. The game was a mega-battle format with several tables lined up to make one large table. Players took charge of an army and played for the cause they joined.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
So I got with Patrick and we came up with a plan. Pat had recently purchased a road set from Toshach Miniatures, which is a printable PDF version. I had some cork flooring tiles kicking around and I put two and two together.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
It's that time of year again: FlamesCon 2014!
So, this year, I'm taking it easy and am going to play in the one-day Early War tournament, in keeping with my EW kick lately. I enjoyed playing my Mittlere Panzers and my Panhards recently, but this time around, I want to try something completely different: Strelkovy (from Rising Sun, page 67).
Monday, October 20, 2014
Last weekend was FlamesCon, the big Auckland Flames Of War event hosted by Battlefront. We ran several events:
- Late-war Grand Tournament (both days)
- Late-War One-day Tournament (Saturday)
- Late-War One-day Tournament (Sunday)
- Early-War One-day Tournament (Saturday)
- Mid-War One-day Tournament (Sunday)
- Dust: Battlefield One-day Tournament (Sunday)
We also had a couple of After Hours events: Flames in the Sky (Phil's airplane game) and a Market Garden megabattle (TCOW's Firestorm campaign finale).
Friday, October 10, 2014
I had intended to post the games in historical order, but with the demise of all hope on the Resolution front, I want to post up this game that Steve MacLauchlan and I played waaaay back in January. So, here's a little past battlereport about a past battle in Normandy, over 70 years ago!
The game is set in Normandy on D+1. The 4th Infantry has made the assault and the 90th Infantry Division has taken over the offensive from the Ivy men, keen to test their mettle. The story of the "Tough 'Ombres" in Normandy is one of disappointment and debate, but I wanted to field these troops for myself and see how they perform on the Flames Of War battlefield.