An unusual one for us - Very British Civil War 1938 - using Setting the East Ablaze rules !
A Royal Party are en route to the airport but are taking a break at the Police Station at Little Snoring, protected by BUF, Army and Police units.
However, the Anglican League have got word of this interlude and forces have been dispatched to stop the Royals escaping.
Our flimsy excuse for a small battle ! Mike and I had the Royalists, Bob and Allan the Anglicans.
Here's the village of Little Snoring - the Royal Party are in the Police Station at the far end of the board. Forces are massing already !
The church is the dominant feature in the centre of the village
The Police have set up a road block at the T Junction by the cottages
But they are facing the wrong direction - Anglican League forces appear in the fields and up the road where the Lyons van has quickly been turned round to provide some protection.
and more Anglican League forces move down the High Road including an armoured car
BUF troops quickly take defensive positions around the Police Station, including an HMG team.
The Royal Party watch anxiously by their Rolls Royce.
The Anglican League infantry use the armoured car as cover as they advance
The Police unit are now threatened from two different directions at once
The parishioners watch on in horror.
At this moment, a regular army unit (part of the protection force for the Royals) rapidly moves up to occupy the churchyard
and BUF and Guards troops head towards the sound of gun fire
The Police come under fire from the enemy armoured car
but this is interrupted by the arrival of a Lanchester armoured car peppering it with fire despite a van blocking some of its view
At this moment, the Guards are hit by devastating enemy machine gun fire - five men down !
Getting away from the attentions of the Lanchester, the Anglican armoured car moves past the church and fires at the army chaps moving across the graveyard
Two are hit
The remaining soldiers manage to scale the steps up to the church roof - a commanding position.
The Police unit has moved over to the Lyons van as they hear the sounds of a pending attack
Three policemen are hit by fire from the field
The Royals are now getting rather nervous !
BUF troops trade fire with the enemy but take casualties and are suppressed for now
Anglican League sailors assault the Police force
but the Police win the first round of hand to hand combat
and the second !
BUF reinforcements have made it to the Police van
The Lanchester had moved forward and had been causing plenty of casualties to the Anglican troops but has now been hit by an anti-tank rifle which suppressed it and it will have to withdraw
The Anglican armoured car has reached the barricade and aiming fire at the BUF
They cling to the back of the Police van for cover
Not many Anglicans left in the field where the Lanchester and the army troops on the church roof had concentrated their fire
Still the Anglican armoured car tries to remove the BUF troops
The army boys sense that this is the key moment of the fight
Another Anglican unit has got behind the barricade and finished off the Police unit but fire from the church roof and the BUF Lewis gun are hammering them.
Indeed, the Anglican commander has seen so much of his force wiped out that he knows their mission is impossible - he orders a withdrawal.
The Royal Party are safe to continue their journey - although a little shaken up !
A good little game for our entertainment at the club.