Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Saturday 13 May 2023

Gaming - Nam

 Martin and I managed to get another couple of games in today that did a bit of scenario play testing. A village search , and a landing zone with a seek and destroy. Martin has been busy tweaking the few -ages of rules and they are getting there for simplicity. 


So this chicken infested village would turn out to have tunnels all round , and caches of arms all over .

We never quite know where the scenario will lead as it get random event driver . The malevolence of the dice was indeed on display today with reapeted rolls that added VC reinforcements in the same place each time , and then turning up a full platoon from the tunnel. The Marines were in the village and not able to call in fire support due to closeness of the enemy .

Where the hell did they come from 

There was some excellent shooting from the Marines with a huge enemy body count … they had captured a VC prisoner and the village headman . They were extracted and the Marines bugged out .

Game 2 was a landing at a jungle clearing to explore the length if the table. Immediately on landing the Marines came under mortar fire which while not causing injuries did pin two fire teams and the commander.  VC were seen on the hill overlooking the LZ… hang on a lot of VC after yet more dice malevolence. 

Again Marine shooting was effective , but this time they were taking casualties light and series 
Urgent fire support was called for which fortunately landed quickly and on target blowing chunks out of the VC.
The foremost fire team unpinned themselves and was able to retreat back to the main body as the next lot if artillery landed.

This mission wasn’t going anywhere - it had turned into casualty evacuation . The choppers turned up just in time ..


A couple if good games .