Archive for the ‘25mm Miniatures’ Category

TSATF – Sudan 1884 Replay

September 10, 2016

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Sudan game using The Sword and the Flame colonial rules (20th Anniversary Edition). The scenario was called the Battle of El Sisi Landing, November 13, 1884. This was a replay of an earlier game with some force and layout changes.

Order of battle and objectives: battle-of-el-sisi-landing-v2a

When the game ended, the British  were in a strong position away from the river, but far from taking the objective fort. The Ansar were ahead on victory points. The early loss of HMS Teapot made the game an uphill battle for the British, but they fought well to the end in spite of that.

Bolt Action – Burma 1944

July 23, 2016

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game.

The Envelopment Scenario in the Bolt Action rule book was used. It was based on the fighting around the city of Kohmia in May 1944, between the British 2nd Division and the Japanese 15th Division. The Japanese were attempting to envelop a British position and capture a road junction behind the British lines.

After six turns, a Japanese victory was declared.

TSATF – Sudan 1884

June 26, 2016

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Sudan game using The Sword and the Flame colonial rules (20th Anniversary Edition). The scenario was called the Battle of El Sisi Landing, November 13, 1884.

Order of battle and victory conditions: Battle of El Sisi Landing

The British had failed to reach the objective after about five hours of play.

Bolt Action AAR – Normandy 8 June 1944

April 10, 2016

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game.

The U.S. 116th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) is pushing west along the coast after breaking out of the Omaha beachhead. The 116th RCT commander has ordered B Company to take the German coastal artillery position outside the village of Maisy. The German artillery is shelling Allied shipping off of Utah beach and has thus far proven impossible for Allied aircraft and naval guns to destroy.
The German positions are defended by elements of the 914th Grenadier Regiment and the remains of several Ost companies.

At the end of the game (eight or nine turns) the crossroads was mostly clear of German troops, but a German half-track remained and the minefield had not been cleared.

Additional photos by another club member:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130153196@N08/albums/72157666994060225/with/26282212591/

 

Space Hulk AAR – The Sequel

November 29, 2015

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a second game of Space Hulk, continuing from the previous mission.

After returning to the battle barge, sensors detected the telemetry from the two marines with faint life signs deeper inside the ship. A rescue mission was quickly planned to locate and recover the two marines if their condition was viable. If not, cleanse and protect the gene-seed.

Space Hulk AAR

November 15, 2015

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a game of Space Hulk. The mission for the Space Marines was to find an artifact at the far end of the table and return it to one of the entry points. First edition (1989) rules were used, with a few additions from the expansions.

There were only four marine survivors, and the artifact was not recovered. A complete Genestealer victory.

Saga – Vikings vs Saxons

October 25, 2015

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a SAGA game.

Bolt Action AAR: Bieville – Bienville June 1944

October 10, 2015

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game.

South of Sword Beach, June 8, 1944.

The British 1 / Suffolk Regiment is advancing south toward Caen following the D Day landings. The next objective for the regiment is the twin villages of Bieville – Bienville. The 1st Platoon of ‘B’ Company is making a flanking attack against the German defenses on the outskirts of the villages. Once the defenses are overcome, the remainder of the regiment can attack the villages.

The German 736 Regiment of the 716th Division is trying to form a solid defensive line in front of Caen. The 3rd company of the regiment has been tasked with holding Bieville – Bienville. The 2nd Platoon has dug into hasty defensive positions on the outskirts of Bieville – Bienville to delay the British advance.

Although one of the three objectives was cleared of defending infantry, it was not taken by the British. A clear German victory.

Bolt Action – Eastern Front 1941

July 25, 2015

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game. The scenario was a meeting engagement between infantry forces.

With most of the German infantry gone, we called this a Russian victory.

 

Bolt Action – Normandy June 7 1944

July 12, 2015

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game. The scenario was an advance by US troops near the Normandy coast on June 7th 1944.