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Raid on Alzoc 3

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The rebels had decided to conduct a raid in force on Alzoc 3. The primary aim to keep the Empire off balance, and away from their main planetary base.


The operation was split into three main phases.
Phase 1
The destruction of an Imperial communications satellite orbiting the planet, and subsequent insertion of a commando strike team.
Phase 2
The commando raid to destroy the back up communication facility.
Phase 3
The insertion of the main force elements to destroy Imperial facilities on the planet.


Phase one elements approach Alzoc 3. The YT2400 contained the four troop commando element. It had been an uneventful journey to this point.


They soon spotted the Imperial communications satellite.


Closely followed by two Imperial TIE fighters. Things progressed quickly from this point onwards.


The two escorting rebel fighters sped towards the Imperial fighters whilst the YT2400 swung round to destroy the satellite.


Meanwhile a TIE fighter flown by a rookie pilot was quickly dispatched by the rebels. Hi…

Not at all Quiet on the Western Front

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Yesterday me and another good wargaming friend were hosted at my secret wargaming friends home. We were provided with a giant cooked breakfast baguette, washed down with copious mugs of steaming tea. 
The sun was shining, the air was warm and the briefing read over breakfast.
I was playing the Germans my opponent the British and our table was set near a small town on the Somme.


The battlefield
My briefing was fairly straightforward. Both the German and British Army had been heavily engaged in this sector, and my command had been reduced quite significantly as a result.
My orders were to hold the trenches at all costs, and to investigate a suspected downed aircraft or balloon in the town to the north.
I had in effect, one heavy machine gun, three rifle squads, some Grenadiers, and the two officers left alive, to complete my task. It was going to be tough!
I was also expecting a British assault at any moment.


A rifle section supported by the heavy machine gun were left holding the trenches.
I de…

World War One - air warfare

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British Sopwith Snipe somewhere over the Western front.
It was a quiet morning, the sun shone softly through the puffy white clouds floating gently above the inhuman and senseless carnage in the French fields below.
Smudge Smith liked this time of day, and if he could takeaway the gnawing fear from the pit of his stomach, it would almost be a pleasant experience. But ultimately he was on a combat mission over the trenches with the sole aim of intercepting and shooting down enemy aircraft.
His wing man was a newly qualified Belgian pilot flying a Sopwith Camel aircraft.


Smudge looked at the fields below and thought it looked so peaceful - if only this was a flight during more fortunate times.
Blinking, he watched two dots appear on the horizon over enemy lines. His stomach tightened, enemy aircraft!


Turning slightly to starboard, and glancing over a shoulder to ensure his new Belgium comrade was following, he made a straight line to intercept the two dots, that even now, were growing bigger …

The Magnificent Seven in 28mm

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Chris.
My Secret Wargaming Friend marked the opening of his new wargaming studio with a game of the Magnificent Seven. We had a blast.
In somewhat growing tradition we had bacon and egg baguettes to start the day off washed down by steaming mugs of tea or coffee.

Vin
We played a slight variation to the classic movie, but overall the game is very much along the lines of the magnificent seven. My secret wargaming friend had done a fantastic job with both the western houses, and our merry band of heroes.

Robert Vaughn
Our enemy was the dastardly band of bandits (try saying that with a mouthful of popcorn) led by the evil Calvera.

The town
The game started after the first thrashing of the bandits by our heroes, and began with their return to the village of the enemy and the subsequent major gunfight.

The local barmaid was popular.
We positioned four of our group on rooftops, and this worked out magnificently as we gunned down the bandits as they entered the town. Chris shot nine enemy figures on hi…