Category Archives: WW2

The fields of Raury – game 6

After securing Fontenay the allied forces pushed on to their objective of Raury. The allies were confident but now faced a difficult march over open countryside. What resistance would the German forces offer?    The British forces led the advance. A Sherman moved along the road and began to gain sight of the German lines.  Slowly… Read More »

The Battle for Fontenay – part 4 and 5

Proceedings begun with the allied prep bombardment, which had very little affect on the German units, just a few pins and several misses!  Turn one saw a flurry of activity as both sides looked to cover ground. Allies pushed hard on both flanks while the Germans pushed on into more advanced defensive positions. The AEC was… Read More »

Desert war

Here’s the start of the Desert War project. First up 30 odd LRDG/SAS plus supporting trucks and jeep. Also about 30 odd 8th Army with a Humber Mk II. Another LRDG truck on the way, this time with an auto-cannon and maybe a few more support options and transport. Also planning on some mid-war tanks… Read More »

The battle for Fontenay part 3

Following the grinding opening of the battle for the sprawling village of Fontenay it was up to the British and Americans to force the matter. Throwing a sizeable force into the frontline, was this risk going to pay off? Would the German lines be strengthened? Could there even be a counter attack? The next few… Read More »

The battle for Fontenay

Operation Martlet game 2.  With the sun now rising the British pushed on into Fontenay supported by fresh forces and heavier armour. The clock was ticking so they needed to move on.   The German defenders were better prepared, alerted by the fight on the outskirts.  The British forces pushed into the table, setting up fire positions for… Read More »

The battle for Fontenay

We’ve started a Bolt Action campaign based on the Operation Martlet scenario book from Two Fat Lardies. As ever the TFL source books are excellent value. A bit of hacking for BA but otherwise good stuff. This is a ladder campaign so we’ll move back and forth depending on how it all goes. Here’s the… Read More »

11th April

Just a quick summary of the action at the club this week. Quite a mixed bag. Horror boardgame action with Kingdom Death (the clue’s in the name), Bolt action in the deserts of North Africa, Steampunk conflict in Warmachine, Wizards battling it out in the ruins of Frostgrave and Napoleonic conflict, somewhere in the 19th… Read More »

Burma Battles

This week Paul and Tom returned to their ongoing Burma 1942 campaign with the Battle of Pagoda hill.  The retreating British forces must counterattack the Japanese vanguard to prevent them taking high ground commanding the only river crossing available on route back to Rangoon. The battle started cautiously for the British as they built up… Read More »