Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Fist Full of Tows weekend

This weekend I went up with The Madaxeman to Oxford to play in a two day Fist Full of Tows weekend.  FFT isn't my usual choice for moderns (Cold War Commander is), but two days of 6mm goodness sounded fantastic.

The scenario was set just after the first Gulf War, the Iraqi's saw an opportunity to capture several Saudi princes and staged a bold attack.

The game spanned four tables, with a port at one end, a city scape, air field and then open desert.

I was given the Iraqi airborne division and staged an air assault on the air field.

By the end of the weekend, the Iraqi's had captured all the princes but were surrounded by Saudi and US forces bent on freeing them.

It was a great weekend, good excuse to get lots of 6mm out on the table, including A-10s, Harriers, Hinds, Osperys, lots of terrain and maybe a few pints....  :-)

A few photos of the game

The airfield with the city scape in the back ground

The Port.

Tim, got a land a mechanised regiment from the ship and captured the town.

The city with a mosque

The mosque

 Flight KLM01 arrived with a small surprise, a battalion of paratroopers!  Surprise!

The RoRos arrive with lots of tanks

The refinery

Power station

The Saudi LAV-25 platoon in a defensive position

The air assault arrives, surprising the defenders and avoiding their cleverly placed mine fields

Another air assault, swiftly capturing the princes in the 1st class lounge.

The Saudi relief force arrives and rapidly dispenses with the Iraqi tank division.  Poorly trained troops don't make great defenders.  The theme rapidly became "RUN AWAY!!!!"

The assault on the city

The assault has landed

 The defenders get swiftly pushed out of the port

Kryomek Aliens

28mm scif fi got me started in wargaming many many years ago and I've been missing it.  I've been playing Xcom on the iPad and it's got me wanting to start up again.  

So, for Xmas I got some 25mm Kyromek figures to use as aliens.  Kyromek was a pretty average game that came out some 20 years ago, but the figures were excellent.  Looking around on the internet, I found that Kryomek figures were still being sold and one thing lead to another.

I'm going to use this for Tomorrows War, either for "Space Hulk" style or skirmish games .

Kryomek Warmaster

Kryomek Warrior with bio gun

Warrior with two swords

Friday, 7 February 2014

UN command bases

I'm going to be playing in a large Fist Full of Tows moderns game in a few weeks and have been asked to bring up some command bases for the UN observers.

So, here they are

I've used BTR-80s as the vehicles.  I have always liked the look of them and have seen photos of real UN troops using these vehicles.  

PVLA Heavy Weapons teams

A few new additions to my Peoples Vegetarian Liberation Army.

Now to get them onto the table....

Anti Air/Machine gun teams

RPG teams

Heavy Machine gun team