2x FJ platoons
3x pak 38s
1x tiger + PanzerIIIL
3x marder II
I've been busy painting up stuff over the last few days but am still shy a couple of command teams but had almost assembled the whole force ready for battle.
Since the best way to figure out the how to use an army is to use it on the attack I chose to launch a night attack- alas the terrain which I had donated to the club last week wasn't there,Tony had taken it home to put club property on it and didn't bring it with him so Kent and I scrambled round to find some terrain we could use- luckily I'd bought a box of lichen with me which we used to denote areas of wood.
Kent deployed his marders in immediate ambush but we didn't get the point- he immedialtey ambushes before the game but I get the first turn- not quite the ambushcade of Roadblock (2E) in that as far as we could tell it doesn't get to fire as the attacker gets the first turn- hmm?
Turn 1- I deploy most of my stuff at one end of the table- leaving carriers and 17 pdrs at the other to prevent Kent totally ignoring protecting the second objective.
I do like the new portee rules! At last these things are useful.
4-3 to the Kiwis.
An interesting mission- we both liked it except for the immediate ambush that wasn't. The kiwis are a bit fragile (what do you expect with a best front armour rating of 3?) but I like the overall synergy of the list and will continue to experiment with it. An extra infantry platoon could have been handy- every infantry team counts and can't afford to be lost).
We enjoyed the new misison, new rules and the forces we fielded.
Next week though a game of Impetus- 300 pts- Crusaders vs Armenians. Dave is keen to join us so we will have 2 commands per side.
Finally, Kent and I were talking of getting into Trojan Wars Saga! For which I blame Poochie and Jamie! Afterall, Jamie has invented the forces for it. If we like it I'll see if Kent will also build a small Dark Ages force too to use vs some of my Dark Ages armies. Not sure when we will get to try it though.
Finally- not wargame related
Over the weekend almost 200 wargraves of British, Australian and New Zealand troops who died in the war in the desert were vandalised at Benghazi. I don't really care what ones political or religious beliefs are. The graves of the dead, and especially the war dead, are, and should always be, sacred. I hope that they find those responsible and they are prosecuted- though given recent events in Libya I would assume that this is highly unlikely.