This is my small part of the web dedicated to my favourite way of staying out of my wife's way, which is by miniature wargaming.

Have been an avid borad/wargamer off and on for some time and my main area of interest is 20mm WWII. I have though like so many other gamers other areas that I like to dabble in and will hopefully be sharing them with the web...

My main wargaming aim other than to have large armies in all periods all well painted (!) is to try and encourage my soon to be 4 year old son to follow in my foot steps into gaming whcih to date seems to be working as he has already started painting figures.

Photos and hopefully plenty wargaming wise to follow.....

Friday, 3 February 2012

Pegasus Bridge


Apologies for such a delay in updating but have been busy gaming Pegasus bridge! After many years in the planning the game eventually has been played and more than once.

Had a start of the game with Tony to see how it would play using the old RF scenario and landing the gliders, before then playing with Mark last weekend for which the report is below and just started again!

The game has been played using RF and the scenario is the one entitled thew Tale of Two Birdges from the wargaming journal. It can still be found on ,line even though the magazine uinfrotunately is no more!

I would normal;ly let my guest choose the side but Mark was gracious enough to let me play the Ox and Bucks!

Should also thank Mark for taking all these wonderful photos!

All quiet at the bridge!

the Ox and Bucks land without any incident and dash for the bridge.

The Brits storm over the bridge but not as in reality without loss. We were off the view afterwards that the number of Brits used in the gmae is not quite enough to secure the objectives and hold of the bad guys!

The Brits storm into Cafe Condree but with mounting casulties and the counter attack had not yet started.

The German panzers just started to unleash their counterattack. The Brits had managed to hold onto the cafe and the hanomag in the back ground has been destroyed but I have a lack of good looking balck smoke.

Just as Millen'spipes can be heard in the distance a MK Iv rumbles onto the bridge, and received a light damage as Sgt Thornton's round was not as effectvie as on D-Day.
By this time it was 1.30am and decided to call it a day. Had been a good fast moving game but the intial Brit forces whilst being powerful enough to over whelm the defences needed some rienforcements if they were to have any chance of holding off the Germans-partiuclary as Mark had not been very lucky with their arrival times.

A good fun game and hope you enjoy the photos.

More to follow of the current Pegasus game and off to plan |Sword Beach.

Should also finish by thanking Mark for his assistance in the massive basing campaign that was last weekend and tidy up in  the gmaing room. Still think the tidy up was at Jane's suggestion but she denies all knowledge!



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