Pictures will tell the story for the most part here.
|Marder in a hide position at the Aldi.|
|Note the burning BTR to the left and the ton of yellow dice representing command tokens on the right!|
This time I'm trying to not give up my hidden positions until the last possible moment and Ken starts putting the pressure on right away with his reinforcements from turn 2.
|Leo on the left in the village firing at the oncoming BTRs. Ken would eventually switch tactics, seizing the hill in front of the village which protects his advancing infantry from fire. It's a tactical mistake I will pay for dearly!|
|Firing against Ivan's oncoming vehicles. I feel like I have this flank "locked down"|
|West Germans at the McDonald's|
|I take one out. This Leopard I has been very busy!|
|On they came! T-64s bounding towards their objective.|
|Ken uses a tactics card that has Precision Guided Munitions (krasnopol?) and targets a leo I with it! Recce coming in handy!|
|cool pic. cool model.|
|burning leo i on the road.|
|Another burning Leopard I.|
|The Leo's wingman comes up and fires on the infantry in the treeline! RED 2 SCRATCH MY BACK!|
|Ken's advance on the farmhouse/mill here turns up a West German squad waiting in ambush. There are more marders and Milan teams guarding the northern approach to the village. Ken dismounts his infantry and advances on the farmhouse!|
|Endgame for me as I hit my breakpoint with the destruction of the Milan team in the enclosed farm! What a great game!|
Later that evening I went to Brian's for some outstanding English Civil War action, but using a kit-bashed version of the Commands and Colors Ancients rules (and cards). WOW is all I have to say. This game rocked and really evoked the flavor of the period I felt. Brian's changes and mods were perfect!
I was so engrossed in the game that I only took a few pictures but they are excellent pictures and show how awesome these CC games look with miniatures. Naturally I played the Royalists...
|My infantry in the center!|
|Cavalry on the flanks of course! Rich wisely used infantry to cover the cavalry action and properly supported his troops, and also allowed room for them to retreat! not me!|
|The battlefield looked good!|
|A swirling cavalry battle!|
All in all I'm thankful for a fun, relaxing day of gaming with friends and I cannot wait to play more 7 Days or Commands and Colors! Sadly my "Stay-Cation" is coming to an end and it's back to reality on Monday!