Not a comment on the location of our war-games club, rather what we played there today (before the AGM)
Here's the rules ...
Here's the players - Wes, Steve and Rafael ...
The Warlord Chinese start line
and the view from the Bolshevik side
The Chinese armoured car advances and opens fire on the Bolshevik machine gun straight ahead
and takes them out before they can cause any mischief
Chinese troops and Bolshevik sailors tussle for control of the village
The Chinese get the upper hand
and get the village but at a heck of a cost
Chinese "dare to die" troops get into some cover behind a copse of trees
whilst their spear carrying militia get to the woods on the right of the battlefield
The Chinese cavalry fill the gap between them, so the line is advanced ...
Chinese irregular cavalry move up behind their armoured car
and more infantry advance in the centre
The Chinese aim their field artillery piece beyond the village
Over on the Bolshevik side, infantry take some high ground to the right of the village, facing the Chinese armoured car & cavalry
Russian troops move up on their left, cavalry to the fore
as the Bolshevik artillery go for different targets
Chinese cavalry attack Bolshevik infantry at the edge of the woods
and wipe them out !
The Chinese irregular cavalry gallop forwards to the left of the village
but get shot up by the infantry on the hill ! 50% casualties from one volley.
Following up this success, Bolshevik cavalry charge into the depleted Chinese cavalry
and destroy them !
to add to their woes, the Chinese now see their armoured car bombed by charging Russian infantry
Undeterred, the Chinese cavalry over on the other flank charge towards the Russian guns
backed up by the Chinese spear armed militia
The Chinese war lord leads the "dare to die" troops into the village
Just in the nick of time as the Bolshevik infantry have also been ordered forwards
The Russian gunners are attacked and wiped out
Supported by riflemen firing from a house, the "dare to die" troops and Bolsheviks fight it out around the village
The blood thirsty Chinese swordsmen win this convincingly and victory is secured for the War lord !
On the table behind us, the lads were fighting an English Civil War battle using Black Powder rules ...
Elsewhere, two 15mm Napoleonic games were being fought
as well as 15mm Ancients and Knights on other tables
All in all, a well attended club meeting.