After the first two turns, I felt like I was in a good spot. My company was split into two groups. The first was to move on board and secure the first VPO location. The second was to move up the middle, take the multi-level building in the center of the map and turn right … Continue reading SASL Campaign. Mission- Cautious Advance. June ’41. 1.1
So a reader commented that he was interested in seeing if I could clear the first two rows. Like he thought perhaps I didn't realize that clearing them was part of the victory conditions. Damn. I forgot about that part. Now I've got more work to do. Thanks Granger44, at least one of us was … Continue reading Fields of Fire Vol 1. Normandy practice game end.
As I begin turn 5, I have an enemy command post in the second row, fourth column. I also have an enemy HMG team in second row, third column and two minefields in the first row, second and third columns. All four of these enemy pieces are stopping up my attack. Fortunately, I had designated … Continue reading Fields of Fire Vol 1. Normandy, practice game turns 5-6.
As I began turns 3 and 4, it was apparent I wasn't going up the middle anymore. the flanks were the only solution. I needed to out-maneuver the enemy HMG anyway, so my guys were going to go out to the edges of the map and hope for the best. I had forgotten a couple … Continue reading Fields of Fire Vol. 1. Normandy Practice game turns 3 and 4
So, Fields of fire. A game that gets both high praise and scathing criticism. The high praise comes from it's great immersive gameplay, crushing decision making for the player, a feeling that someone got platoon level game play right, and of course good fun. The criticism stems from a rulebook that many find somewhat incomplete, … Continue reading Fields of Fire Vol. 1. Normandy practice game turns 1-2
KptLt Patrol Journal. Sept 1939. U-48 assigned it's initial patrol: British Isles. The journey out of port and into open water was uneventful as we made our way to find enemy targets off the English coast. Sept 17, 1939. Contact is made. A convoy of small freight vessels steaming north. The crew skillfully moved … Continue reading The Hunters: Type VIIB U-48 Walter Stohl, Kapitanleutnant. Patrol Journal September, 1939-
I have had some solitaire games for a long while. The first that I owned was a gift to me from my wife when we first got married. Part of the Ambush! family, she bought Battle Hymn and it's expansion Leatherneck, these basically being Ambush! in the Pacific. I played them a few times … Continue reading Skies Above the Reich. My first campaign: Pt 1