Monthly Archives: October 2015

Villers Bocage Mini Campaign 1/2

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Two weeks ago, Fels and I replayed the first two of three scenarios of the Mini Campaign in Villers Bocage. In Wittmanns Wild Ride, one Tiger tries to break through an unseated British motorized column. In the Battle for Point 213, four Tigers encircle a small British armed battle group. The three scenarios are linked together, so the outcome of the first two encounters would matter for the last and final battle for Villers Bocage.

Wittmanns Wild Ride

A rather straightforward scenario, as the German player only controls one tank while the British players troops are unmoveable.

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The alley, just before the battle starts.

Thankfully, our gaming club is well endowed with all sorts of wargaming supplies, so it was no big deal to build a nice, pleasant valley for this shootout. The German tank had to race against a time limit (ten rounds). DSC09578 DSC09580 DSC09581

We played the scenario three times (switching sides in the third battle).

It was proofed that the tank was able to knock out the first two Churchills and the infantrymen with ease, but was unable to beat the waiting 6-pdr-gun. Perhaps, if the tank had more time, he could just shoot the thing with its main gun, but due to the time restriction, this seemed unlikely to work.

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We still had time that evening, so we decided to play the second scenario just afterwards. Four Tigers (with random starting positions) ambushed a group of British tanks. The survivors of this battle would show up as reinforcements in the last battle.

We played this scenario twice. While the German tanks (which showed up conveniently together in the same corner of the battlefield) were able to knock out some Churchills, the counterfire from the two Fireflys was too much and it was a really quick defeat.

In the second attempt, we just rolled the dice again and got the same result.DSC09585

Despite the clear outcome, it was a fun evening recreating the historical scenarios. We’ll fight the last and defining battle in early November.

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WoW/Keepers – Autumn Flea Market 2015

Yesterday, I organised the second Flea Market in the WoW/Keepers Club. After the rather lonesome experience in Spring (sadly, few visitors), word had spread around and we were able to welcome a lot more people who searched for hobby stuff, being it Tabletop or Pen and Paper. It was also an opportunity for the local community to gather and babble about hobby stuff offline.

Personally, I didn’t bring any stuff this time, but was able to get the Slave 1 and Lambda Shuttle for my X-Wing Squad (for less than half the retail price) and a really cool miniature for a new tabletop project after Warhammer had died so horribly and undignified.

Thanks to all the traders who brought their stuff and made the market a really enjoyable pastime.

Special thanks to ACE, one of the loyal providers – talking to him, I learned about a game called Frostgrave. Seems pretty cool and I’m looking forward to check it.

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