Wednesday, 18 December 2013

More repaints

Popped over to Battlefront UK today and picked up my Corner Shop, newly repainted. Much improved on the original.







Friday, 13 December 2013

US Glider Engineers vs. Atlantik Wall Panzergrenadiers in Fighting Withdrawal

This Thursday, Owen and I got together for a game of Late War. He is looking at his options for Corrivalry in February, and I was happy to oblige with a Red vs. Blue match up. The armies were 1650 points.
 

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Premium Building Re-paints

In my previous post I showed off my new shiny Premium Subscription Buildings from Battlefront. Unfortunately the painting wasn't up to their usual standard.

Good news, Battlefront contacted it's customers, if we returned the buildings, they would repaint them personally, and we would all get a blister pack for the inconvenience.

Now for a sense of deja vu, lets open this box:



Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Premium Building Subscription

2pm today the first three premium subscription buildings arrived in the UK warehouse, and at 4pm I had them in my hands to take home with me, so I'm going to have a look inside the boxes.


101st Airbourne vs SS Kampfgruppe Brinkman

Battle Report - Hold the line, LW Arnhem themed game.

101st Airbourne vs SS Kampfgruppe Brinkman


Fearless    Veteran  SS-Kampfgruppe Brinkmann
SS-Battlegroup Brinkmann
German Late-War
Mechanised Company
PlatoonQtyUnitPoints
Headquarters
SS-Kampfgruppe Brinkmann HQ p.81
2
2
Cmd Panzerfaust SMG team
Sd Kfz 250 
95
Combat Platoons
Gepanzerte SS-Aufklärungs Platoon p.81
1
1
6
6
Cmd Panzerfaust SMG team
Sd Kfz 250/10 (3.7cm)
MG team
Sd Kfz 250 
300
Gepanzerte SS-Aufklärungs Platoon p.81
1
1
6
6
Cmd Panzerfaust SMG team
Sd Kfz 250/10 (3.7cm)
MG team
Sd Kfz 250 
300
Weapons Platoons
SS-Panzerspäh Platoon p.83
5Sd Kfz 250/9 (2cm)215
Support Platoons
Hummel Schwere Panzer Platoon Confident  Trained Allied Platoon  p.101
3Tiger I E435
Pionier Platoon (59.) Confident  Trained Allied Platoon  p.45
1
9
Cmd Pioneer Rifle team
Pioneer Rifle team
180
Luftwaffe FlaK Platoon Reluctant  Trained Allied Platoon  p.141
1
1
1
1
2
2
Cmd SMG team
Kubelwagen
8.8cm FlaK36 gun (8 crew)
Sd Kfz 11
3.7cm Flak43 gun
3-ton truck
110
Air Support p.140
3Sporadic Air Support FW 190F100
Company Points:1735

Fearless    Veteran  Parachute Rifle Company (101st with Guards)
 
USA Late-War
Infantry Company
PlatoonQtyUnitPoints
Headquarters
Parachute Rifle Company HQ (101st) p.68
2
3
Cmd Carbine team
Bazooka team
90
Combat Platoons
Parachute Rifle Platoon (101st) p.68
1
1
1
9
Cmd Rifle/MG team
Bazooka team
M2 60mm mortar
Rifle/MG team
355
Parachute Rifle Platoon (101st) p.68
1
1
1
9
Cmd Rifle/MG team
Bazooka team
M2 60mm mortar
Rifle/MG team
355
Weapons Platoons
Parachute Machine-gun Platoon p.69
1
4
Cmd Carbine team
M1919 LMG team
100
Support Platoons
Armoured Platoon (Guards) Confident  Veteran Allied Platoon  p.103
3
1
Sherman V
Firefly VC (late)
385
Recce Platoon (52nd) Confident  Trained Allied Platoon  p.171
3
2
6
Humber IV
Humber LRC III
Universal Carrier with .50 cal MG
345
Airborne Anti-tank Platoon p.71
1
3
1
Cmd Carbine team
M1 57mm gun
Bazooka team
120
Company Points:1750

The start of the game, recce move forward, Tigers and Aufklarungs prepare the spearhead.

An overall view of the table, taken whilst Mick springs his 57mm ambush, he then promptly grabs a cup of tea. (Being Guards armoured and all)

video

One of the Aufklarung platoons has pinned and assaulted the Para's in the building, both platoons are mauled yet the Grenadiers carry the day.  The remaining squaddie from the 101st platoon manages to pass his last man standing right until the end of the game.  The flanking platoon gets ripped to pieces by the ambushing 57's.


The clanking monstrosities of Hummel's patchwork Tigers finish of the ATG's and prepare to assault the dug in infantry on the objective.


Ru-oh! No wide tracks and unreliable you say?  One of the tigers bogs on the streams bank leaving just two Tigers.


One Tiger is bailed by the Firefly leaving his mate to consider if this was the best of tactics.


The flanking Aufklarung platoon remounts its remaining half tracks and destroys three stands outside the cornfield.  Just out of shot are 6 carriers with .50 cals stalking the half-tracks.


The end is nigh!  With only one active tiger (The bailed one in the cornfield refused to remount and the the other was unable to dig itself out of the river bank.  The firefly bailed the second for goo measure whilst the para's took a leisurely stroll and captured all 3.


That was game over for SS Kampfgruppe Brinkman, though they lost two platoons it was still a convincing win for the Allied force. 

Conflict Central - Day Two - Vietnam Multiplayer Scenario

Day Two was a bit different, a multiplayer scenario game. Owen, Dan and Will were joined by Matt Sulley who had to work on Day One, whilst Mike Hummel, Bob Davies and myself led the Free World Forces. Nobby officiated.

The ANZACs held a forward Firebase, with the Americans holding a rear Firebase, where the helicopters were located. Additionally, an ANZAC patrol were housed in a village about half way between the two, and with monsoon rains coming down, no helicopters were flying. And it is night time...


The rear Firebase with all those grounded choppers

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Conflict Central - FOW Vietnam Tournament

This past weekend, Nobby put on Conflict Central, a Mid War and Vietnam tournament. Only 6 players turned out for Vietnam, which gave us a three round tournament on Saturday and a multiplayer scenario game on Sunday.

Owen and I went down to represent Reluctant Conscripts, with his PAVN and my ANZACs.

The ICON Centre, Daventry

Sturm Uber Deutschland tournament report

The Reluctant Conscripts held their annual Late War event, an open book competition with an almost equal Axis to Allies split, we did adopt one limitation and that was to remove AoP’s. We had 50 players, making it among the largest events in the UK.

Report and pictures after the jump...

Enigneers Sappers vs. Speerverband in Dust Up

This is a game Owen and I played before Sturm Uber Deutschland, a Dust Up between his Engineer Sapper list that he took to the event, and a Speerverband, providing a (vaguely) historical match up.