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The Battle of Narwa - 1944

Yesterday we fought a Rapid Fire Scenario on the eastern front. My wargaming friend played the part of the mighty Soviet Union.
The battle was taken from the rapid fire supplement of eastern front scenarios 1941 to 1945.

The ground was covered in snow, and this affected the movement of vehicles and troops.

The general table layout
The Soviet forces started behind a railway embankment and had to place a tank platoon and an infantry company on the road at top end of this photograph.
The Soviet player had to achieve this objective in 10 moves.
Meanwhile the German defender (me), had a scratch force of units to defend the table, which included two platoons of tigers. One platoon was on the table at the start, the second platoon arrived as reinforcements after a D 10 roll.

A tiger waits to ambush the unsuspecting Soviet armoured units.

Are preplotted artillery bombardment soon put paid to my plans.

The Russian tank units advance quickly, or as quickly as possible in the snow, towards the objective.

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Imagi-Nations

I have a small modern imagi-nations project on the go. Featuring two countries, Albian, and the People's Democratic Republic. They are vying for control over another country called Utopia.
Utopia was split by a previous war into two separate states, North Utopia which is under the influence of the People's Democratic Republic, and South Utopia, which is in the sphere of Albians influence.
This will be the focus of my modern micro armour and ships and aircraft. I will be using Modern Spearhead and Shipwreck rules.
In the meantime, the Albian football season kicked off with a big game between Albian City and Midchester United.

Albian City football ground


Albian City team before kick off

Midchester United in their 2017 kit

The match officials.

Albian City manager - Jock McDermott (in suit)

Midchester United coach - Trevor Coombes (Stood in tracksuit)

The crowd cheering on the start of the new season.

Kick off.
The game was controlled from early on by possession play of Albian City. Midcheste…

Star Trek Attack Wing

Today saw a couple of runs at Star Trek Attack Wing. My wargaming friend ran the games. I was the Federation Commander up against my Klingon Foe.
I was attempting to win a mission called Assassination.


For the mission I chose the USS Enterprise, with her consort USS Hathaway.
The Enterprise was under the command of Captain James T Kirk. The Hathaway under the command of Captain Obadiah Lee.
The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) wass a 23rd centuryFederationConstitution-classstarship operated by Starfleet. In the course of her career, the Enterprise became the most celebrated starship of her time.

The USS Hathaway (NCC-2593) was a 23rd centuryFederationConstellation-class starship operated by Starfleet. This ship was launched in 2285 from the Copernicus Ship Yards on Luna, and was equipped with Avidyne impulse engines.
USS Hathaway closest to the camera was under the command of Lt Cdr Spock. Captain Kirk was at a Federation meeting, along with Captain Lee. The Enterprise was temporarily under the co…

Campaign Teaser - Invasion

Five of us will embark on a new campaign at the end of September this year. 
This teaser article hints at the subject matter......

In a green and pleasant land, life goes on as normal despite the long war.

A national pastime continues. Bringing a comforting air of permanency and familiarity.

British summer is built around the sound of leather cricket ball whacking against willow bat (or clattering into one’s stumps!),

Another over begins and this tranquil scene is perfect cover for a clandestine meeting between military leaders.

Bernard Montgomerlee, Bertram Williams and Omar Greaves discuss the plan to cross the channel....." You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. "
Their first decision is agreeing which one of them will be senior commander.
Meanwhile, across the sea. A man waits patiently for the Allies to come. Ever…

Wings of Glory - mini map campaign

A couple of weeks ago (16th June), we played a mini air campaign using the computer software called Berthier. My opponent played the Allies in the run up to the Normandy invasion.

A B25 is despatched to bomb a factory complex

The plane approaches the target.

Bombs away....missed
That same day, B17's are sent to bomb an infantry formation, protecting the so called ' Atlantic Wall '


The target


The approaching bomber...

Unfortunately the bombing was not accurate.
As night fell, RAF Bomber Command sent a Lancaster to attack a suspected radar facility. A night fighter flew ahead to clear a path through any likely Luftwaffe night fighters.
The Lancaster - 'Grogs the shot'

The night fighter sweeps ahead.

And swings by just as the bomber drops her deadly cargo.

Direct hit!
The Luftwaffe failed to intercept any of the raids, and now they have lost a coastal radar facility. The USAF also needs to tighten up on its bombing accuracy.
A nice play test of the system - which also threw up some…