While TY can feel a bit generic it did give a reasonable game , and was fairly fast play and has enough detail to give a good flavour. So we will be playing again.
The terrain is the various bit acquired for the 10mm ACW repurposed - just need to get the pile of buildings painted up .
|main objective - the crossroads|
|roads were just simply printed up using powerpoint - and taped together - looked effective|
|Soviet Recon batter on down the road towards the crossroads|
|79th Guards Tank regiment arrives|
|quote "dave has a comedy amount of tanks" - da!|
|where are the British hiding?|
|Hind gunships lead the way|
|pushing on the AA assets protect the lead tank companies - the Shilka turn a low flying Jaguar in a colander|
|The 2nd battalion 79th Gds Tank is turned to burning metal by a squadron of Chieftains at long range|
|British ATGW take their toll on Russkies..|
|Brits closing up to the crossroad|
|The crossroads is a fairly unhealthy place for both sides!|
|the Hinds worry the lightly armoured Brit assets|
|Cheiftain squadron brews up at the crossroads|
|Cheiftans out in the open as they flank the advancing Soviets|
|Soviet infantry own the wood - Going to need a lot more smoke markers!!|
At this point we called it - the Brits had lost most of their starting kit , and had to bring on significant reserves - the Soviet tank regiment was at 50% loses. We had not set any points etc for this it was just get kit on the table and run through the mechanics. It played through well - highlighted some extra bits we need to source, more work on buildings and markers required. - overall a good day.
we packed up and played 3 short games of the basic Wings of Glory - where the Spitfires pretty much came out on top - good fun!
A good day and good company - a much needed morale boost after a week of serious man flu!