Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Disposable Heroes WW III Modern Fight (SOCWAD) TURN ONE

Played the first turn of a pretty sweet Disposable Heroes (seek out, close with and destroy) World War III Scenario pitting a modern (mid 80s) British platoon against a Soviet Airborne platoon.  The British platoon is conducting a "zone recon" against approaches to Hameln to counter attack the Weser Bridge crossing.  This is the first game in a series to re-take the Weser crossing from the Soviet airborne.

Soviet airborne troops on patrol...

Scimitar moves at slow down the lane and scans for targets.

Got to use my snazzy IronIvan DH markers!!  The scimitar acquires a team of scouts but the Rarden only achieves a pin.

Soviet scouts fail their first MC...

RPG-16 gunner takes aim at the Scimitar....and misses!!  

Soviet commander awaits the Brits.

British open fire on the Airborne scouts!!

Soviet squad leader points out the direction of the enemy

The British Bren and SLR fire starts to get some hits
First shots see the Scimitar crew pin down the Soviet scouts and the British fireteam finishing the job by knocking out a scout.  Oddly, they fail their morale check from the Scimitar's fire but PASS the check from the small arms even after taking a KIA.  What was it Winston Churchill said about the Russians??
RPG 16 gunner hoping for another shot
The RPG-16, I was hoping, was going to knock out the Scimitar but only serves to piss off the Brits.  The rest of turn one is alot of maneuver.  Most of the Airborne troops scurry into better firing positions and defensive positions while the British approach.  The Brits are moving up into their attack positions.  The British have GPMGs and alot of firepower to bring to bear.  The Soviets have the manpower.
meanwhile another British team moves up to take firing positions

British scan for targets
The rest of turn 1 ended pretty quietly as teams stealthily move into position and that's a wrap for this round!
Gotta love Disposable Heroes.  Another of my "old, worn shoe" rules that fit well, feel right and deliver a cracking good time.  Next post will be the next few turns as the British attempt to move up and seize the post office building.  Huzzah!


  1. Disposeable heroes is my goto set of rules for WWI to the coming Invasion of the Machines. I am looking forward to the next instalment.


    1. Thanks, KG. I've been planning a DH Modern game for a long time. It's nice to finally get to start playing a game. Russkies are gonna take this one I think. next installment coming soon. Stay tuned.

  2. All the world loves Disposable Heroes!

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    1. Thanks, Paul. Needing some more buildings but it's been a good time so far. Need to have a really huge WW 2 fight sometime soon. Once you throw in a few vehicles, you really want to use more.