750 Points // Early War (upto Dec '41) // Four Rounds // 4'x4' Tables // Axis Vs Allies // Birmingham, October 2016
|Back row L-R: 3 Sect, Humber II, 2 Sect, Lorry, 1 Sect, |
Front L-R: Crusader I, 2Lt, 3" Mortar, Sniper, Boys AT, 25pdr.
The day was - without a doubt - brilliant, and we all had an absolute blast. My Sikhs acquitted themselves very well (army list coming in Part 3) and I even got a couple of little bits to bring home with me!
I faced Ash and his Japanese infantry in one of those games where you have to get into the enemy's 6" deployment zone and keep them out of yours.
|Round 1. My table edge is on the right.|
|My view. On my left flank, my 25pdr and the 3"Mortar spotter.|
They fought the good fight.
|...and my right flank. Here we have the yin to the left flank's yang: |
3" Mortar co-located with the 25pdr spotter. A useful tactic.
|The Japanese start to advance. |
Ash apologised for them only being base-coated.
1) I was unlucky on a couple of key rolls, and
2) I failed to accurately read all of the victory conditions.
Actually, we both did. At the end of a cracking game, we thought it was a draw with him killing one more unit than me. We were wrong. Turns out Ash had won quite handsomely, although the working-out escapes me now.
|Holding the centre ground; holding the enemy at bay.|
|The last shot of my subaltern - in the doorway - before he caught it.|
Now I faced Ian and his Finns. Finnish infantry in defence. Ouch.
|Finns. Dug in. In defence. *shiver*|
|My brave boys advance up the left flank. Cautiously at first...|
This was a mission from the book, similar to Round 1 - only this time I was the 'attacker' and I had to get units off his table edge for 3VP each. It was a turkey shoot.
My Humber II played the ace card by trolling onto the board turn 1 and killing his sneaky sniper outright with four 6s in a row. Sweet!
|Sme stuff happened on the right flank too, but...meh.|
|A river runs through it.|
A very comfortable win for me.
Tune in next time for Rounds 3 and 4 and the results!