Tuesday 26 August 2014

Sharpe's Standoff

It's nearing dawn in a Spanish village, and the French commander is interrogating a young lady, believed to be a spy for the nearby British. Little are they both aware of a daring rescue attempt being orchestrated outside by a certain Captain Sharpe.

From Furness Wargamers in Shakos

Terrain, figures and rules supplied by Matt, who has spun off these rules from his home-brew Napoleonic big battle rules so that he can make use of his singly based skirmisher figures. Tel leading the British as Tony plays the defenders.

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Blitz Again

A 1940 scenario, with the familiar story of a German assault to try a split the French and British lines. Tony and Tel are the Germans, Jim is the defending British, with Mark as B.E.F. reinforcements and Matt as the French.

Played out at 6mm and using the hex based system as devised by Dave M. This was used extensively in the past, but long enough ago so that everybody had by now forgotten how to play. In these homebrew rules units are rarely lost forever, but it takes time to regroup and at 1/3rd losses no offensive actions can be taken till back up to strength.

From Furness Wargamers in Tanks

Tuesday 5 August 2014

Sepoy Siege

A siege scenario as the British and their Sepoys try to force their way into a city before native reinforcements can turn up. Most of the game consisted of bombardment and digging defences. Jim as the defenders, Tel as the attackers.

From Furness Wargamers in Shakos

After a period of battery on battery artillery duelling, which eventually forced the Indian heavy guns off the wall, the building of the siege lines outside the city began in earnest, with the first line constructed just within range of the walls as the British attempt to create a breach.