After a week with the Sierra Leone army last week, it was back to small soldiers today at Essex Warriors ...
We fought a US Forces v Arab Insurgents game
using Cold War Commander rules (Rafael's favourites)
I was given some Arab regulars hidden in and around this village
and "Fleet Air Arm" Steve some irregulars in the palm groves
The Yanks, as was to be expected, had tons of equipment and air power. Here's their entry onto the table ...
with helicopter support
and a drone !
Attack helicopters swooped in and rained fire down on the first palm grove
just because one of our AA teams had opened up on them !
First blood to FAA Steve ! A Humvee has brewed.
The Yanks scatter in all directions
with one group taking up a position at a road junction
Another Insurgent AA gun reveals itself and shoots at the US helicopters - no luck though
The air attack continues
and the occupants of the plan grove decimated
one group tries to leave
too late ! No more palm grove.
While this was going on, Wes moved his armour around the far hill
Looking formidable !
An insurgent technical with AA gun fires at the drone above
and true to form misses !
Next bit of American kit to arrive - a tank buster
An insurgent AA gun takes a pop at the tank buster
but guess what - no result.
The Insurgents decide to mount up their foot troops into BMPs and head towards the US infantry
as T72s are spotted in the orchard beside the Arab village.
An over view of the battle at this stage.
The American armour carries on round the hill
and the visible enemy AA unit taken out.
And an Insurgent tank for good measure.
The helicopter gun ships return and rain hell down on the BMPs
destroying each one in turn.
The tank buster has fly over the village looking for the enemy tanks
Well these three are visible !
Wes knocks two out swiftly so Raf declares the game over.
Thank goodness as Steve and I were just getting a pasting !