“Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it” - Napoleon
Wargaming in 28mm
Missed making a submission last week; I have been working on a new project but I was able to get another unit of SAGA Revenants done, so something to go with.
I have used a different method of painting than I had previously, as can be seen.
I have another 12 figures to go which came in the original box set. I may do these in a completely different style, but I suspect they will not surface until next year's challenge.
There were 4 other games I believe, one them being a Rommel game that I set up with a Tunisian Campaign scenario. I was able to entice 2 players to the game and thus I was able to act as a gamemaster. To the ruleset's credit, this was a very easy task as I had only occasion to refer to the book once in reference to being flanked.
Neither of the players had played Rommel or any Honour games in the past and they picked up the mechanics of the game quite quickly. But what did they think? Well I suspect one player would not play again and the other may play again. They both criticized the combat grid as being a little complicated but I have to say we played around 6 turns in 90 minutes at which time the Axis player declared victory. I find every gamer different in what they want from a game, so it is a bit hard to say much beyond that.
The game did give me confidence though in hosting and game-mastering at club and conference meetings. As I have before lamented, though it is unfortunate that I am having difficulty finding players in the local community who are interested in the same games as I. Keep plugging away I suppose.
Here are a few photos.
General game set up, with the initial Axis advance to the right. The Americans are defending 4 objectives in the mountains as well as to the left. The Axis started at the edge of the terrain on the right.The rear most US Objective, defended by a Priest!Most of the action took place at this gap in the mountains, we can see that the Axis have just captured this objective.
Not a whole lot of painting done this week but I did get some more US models done for Rommel. I am hoping to put on a Rommel game this weekend, this will be our first mid-war battle so I needed some US forces. First up in the Tunisian campaign will be an encounter during the battle for the Kasserine Pass. I hate painting infantry so I will substitute in some British for the 9 bases of US motorised infantry I need. Did need some tanks and armoured infantry so here we go. All these models are from PFC CinC and are quite nice.
6 bases of Armoured Infantry in M3 Halftracks3 bases of M3 tank Hunters equipped with 75mm guns A Base of Shermans and one of Stuarts105mm Howitzer Base
And finally some Italian TanksM14/41 Tanks
I think we have 40 Vehicles and 2 guns. I have done well over 100 bases for Rommel now so have built up a bit of a collection. I really need to stop and polyurethane these models and bases. Once this is done I plan to attach some scrub brush to dress up the bases.......well that is the plan anyway!