Saturday, January 29, 2011
20mm WWII, Crete ‘41
Tony ran this game, and it was a playtest for the Williamsburg Muster in February, and Cold Wars in March. He used my figures, Sgt Major Miniatures (plug, plug). He built some great terrain as well. In the pictures you will note that the terrain is not yet complete, Tony prefers the pressure of finishing the terrain while the players are gathering around the table at the convention. I will try to get some photos of the finished game at the Convention. The game was attended by Ashley, Bill, Chris, Rich, Steve, and myself.
The scenario is based around an action that took place at the airfield on Crete, and came from one of the scenario books from Skirmish Scenarios. We used Soldat rules, another plug! Tony had played Soldat once or twice, but had never run the game. I was drinking beer, so I am not too sure that I did a very good job in training him, but I will be there at both cons to help him out, so all should be fine!
The scenario is set with the Anzacs trying to take a hill from a group of Fallschirmjager. The Fallschirmjagers are dug in behind rocks, and in trenches. It is a pretty hard fight for the Anzacs to be sure. We saw a few things during the test that we will be running differently at the convention, but for the most part, the scenario will be the same. Sadly, it is a very static game for the Germans, being dug in and all, there isn’t too much to do but roll dice. This comes with the territory though, hopefully the convention games will not mind too much.