Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Wargaming" Wednesday

Greetings Troops,

     Wargaming Wednesday is upon us !  Here is today's photo ...

     This lovely board was a 28mm WWI theme at Historicon 2012.  The picture does not do it justice.  This photo was taken before major forces were deployed and moved forward.  This table was always full and plenty of action !!

Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice rolling !

Joe ... aka Mezz

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bolt Action 15mm Germans vs French

Greetings Troops,

     I was able to get a 15mm run with Bolt Action rules the other night at WWPD HQ.  Steve ran the french while I was commanding the Germans.  You can catch his awesome AAR at the WWPD Bolt Action website ... Bolt Action .Net

     Here are some combat photos that made it back to the War Press Office.

My forces ..

My list

Turn 1

French and British dug in ...

And the Germans approach ...

Germans advancing on the right flank

And get lit up by a French HMG team

German Armor getting into position

Allies holding ...

Turn 2

A well placed shot takes out some French Armor

German Right Flank approaching some farm walls

French off board artillery attempting range

Turn 3

German Veterans entering the wheat field

Mobile forces attempting to shoot the gap in the allies defenses

Right flank catching major attention

Germans moving down the alley

Turn 4

No rest for the Veterans in the wheat field

German Panzer Grens made the gap.  The second German Armor takes some serious hits and is pinned

Right flank getting hammered

French reserves enter on the right flank and cause havoc

German HQ SMGs unload on a french squad ... scoring major hits.

Turn 5

Right flank falls and crumbles

Burning German Armor ... a sign of the ongoing battle

Veterans couldn't get out of the wheat field. 

Turn 6

Veterans can't do anything but be targets ... ugh ...

German HQ giving the retreat orders

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Wargaming" Wednesday - a day late

Greetings troops,

     Sorry for the delay on the Wargaming Wednesday post.  So with no further delay ...

     The above photo is one of the factions being used in a "Force on Force" game.  I am not sure what line of figures they are.  I believe they are 20 or 28mm.  They had an awesome board to participate on.  Unfortunately I was not able to get in on any games.  This board and rule system had no one drop out or leave during game play.

     Force on Force is one of the rule systems I plan on purchasing and collecting for.  Anyone have any thoughts, opinions or experience with these rules ? Please discuss !

Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice rolling !

Joe ... aka "Mezz"

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"Wargaming" Wednesday

Greetings Troops,

     Wargaming Wednesday is proud to present yet another Historicon 2012 Photo ...

     This was a beautiful battlefield for Antietam I believe.  I can't remember the scale of figures used but it was a popular table indeed.  It was always busy ... the picture doesn't do it justice.

Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice rolling ...

Joe ... aka "Mezz"

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"Wargaming" Wednesday

Greetings Troops,

     Wednesday is here and with that another Historicon 2012 picture !

     This was another board present at Nationals for FOW at Historicon 2012.  I believe this board was not used though and was an open play board for anyone.  This board setup saw action at Guns of August 2011 held in Williamsburg Virginia and was a slug fest for infantry and armor alike.

Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice rolling.

Joe ... aka "Mezz"

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Wargaming" Wednesday

Greetings Troops,

     Another Wednesday equals another photo from Historicon 2012.  And here it is ...

     Another board for the FOW Nationals tournament.  Correct me if I am wrong but I believe those are Battlefront's new building line on this board.  The I-95 guys as well as BF did a spectacular job setting up boards and allowing armies to clash on fabulous boards.

Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice rolling.

Joe ... aka "Mezz"