Actually I had expected a one-large-table game with the Canadians attacking the Germans, but that was not to be. Since I'm not sure what was going on on the other side of the table and the game on my side is pretty much a blur, I'm just going to post photos and comments. (For the record, I've had what my physician thinks is a little bit of pneumonia. No fun there.)
|Rob grins idiotically while the troops are set up. (It's okay; he's my son; I can say that.)|
|Panther (Warlord Games Bolt action range) and a Hetzer (plastic model.)|
|Tyler lines up a shot with his PaK gun. Ya gotta get down to eye level to set up the shot!|
|Panther, Hetzer, and the front of a Tiger I with SS troops advancing.|
|This beast is DJ's as well and it was leant to the SS...|
|... for a while.|
|The Canadian larger mortar in weapons pits. Mortars are usable for smoke in DH, but little else. There is little chance of hitting anything with the thing, unless you run up and club somebody with it.|
|DJ's favourite. I call it the "Chicago Piano" even though I know it's not correct. |
Quad .50 calibre heavy machine guns on a halftrack platform can ruin your day.
|DJ's Humber A/C - his latest addition. He finds these Dinky Toys at local flea markets and second-hand stores.|
|On of the halftracks is down and out, but it now becomes cover and a line-of-sight blocker.|
|Bear's SS sniper team lurking in the field. Plastic models painted in the "Pea pattern" cammo by your humble blogger.|
|Measuring for either the Hetzer or the HMG. In the game, the MG42 HMG (tripod mounted) has a range of 75 inches and a rate of fire of 8 shot per turn! That's hard to beat and hard to stand up to.|
|Canadians entrenched along the wood line.|
Meanwhile at the other end of the table...
|Mark and Kevin's Canadians hold the bridge with the assistance of a Sherman 75.|
|A German squad takes cover in a wooded area. The two red bingo chips indicate that the unit has failed morale ("guts") twice and has had to fall back. A third failure caused the unit to bolt, although it can be rallied.|
|The Tiger I assists the SS advance through the grain field. Rob painted the tank and I painted the figs for Bear... except for the Panzerschreck team, which is part of my collection.|
|A stubby Pz. IV and a PaK 40 use the smoke to hide out or maybe the smoke was laid down by the Canadian to keep the two things from firing. Take a guess; you'll probably be right.|
|Canadian sniper team in a foxhole. As you can see, they vibrate so fast, they're hard to see.|
All in all a fun game. I just need to be sure of the table conditions before setting things out from now on.