My Secret Wargaming friend has been busy, he has painted some figures, scratch built some buildings, and asked for others for his birthday. He has started his Napoleonic armies, something he promised he would never do, because he didn't know where it would end...................... A French sentry guards the prize - a command wagon full of secrets
For a while, my secret wargaming friend has been patiently working on this project, and it has been well worth the wait. Tonight he put on a great skirmish game. I was the British commander (represented on tabletop by a suitably dashing command figure), SWF - the French, and he too was represented by a command figure (who's tunic was a little too tight around his belly).
I had strict orders to reconnoiter a nearby town, and bring back captured supplies if possible. I had 13 men for the task, and had to cross a river to get into the town.
The British approach was from the bottom left of the picture then on toward the bridge
A brief account of a command post exercise........ Me and a secret wargaming friend ran another walkthrough of these rules. This time we added helicopters, aircraft and artillery.The reader must bear in mind that we are just starting out in this scale, and with the rules. I have no 6mm trees or terrain, therefore, the pics will not be pretty.....Some of the models are also in a state of disrepair - I picked up a hodgepodge of second hand stuff some years ago, and they require basing and some need a little tidying up. This was a field training exercise, designed to put Brigade staff (me and my mate) through their paces and familiarise them with the concept of modern warfare. I took command of the red forces, which were simulating Russian units, my secret wargaming friend took charge of blue, and had a British battlegroup to command.In summary, red force was made up of three T72 tank battalions, a Motor Rifle battalion in BMP's, supported by a 122mm self propelled artillery battery, a…
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…