Today's club game was a Back of Beyond encounter between the Bolsheviks and Chinese Warlord forces using "Setting the East Ablaze" rules.
Steve C had the Chinese, Allan the Russians and I had the rulebook !
The Chinese Warlord leads his ragged cavalrymen
As Allan's Bolshevik cavalry backed up by armoured cars and truck towed artillery arrive
The Chinese have some Siberian infantry
Hello - the Russians have a Whippet tank !
Both sides have their sights on the last train for Kashgar - somebody important is on that train and they both want to capture him before its too late
Siberians and Bolshevik cavalry clash near the tail end of the train
The Red flag proudly flutters
The Bolsheviks have clearly got control of the train before the Chinese can get there
The Chinese cavalry make a brave charge
backed up by ferocious spearmen
but are they too late ?
with armoured car support
The Russian Whippet tank has skirted around the mountains to engage the Chines from their flank
The Bolsheviks have managed to get an armoured car and a field gun across the track in front of the Chinese attack which causes problems for the advancing enemy
One of the Chinese armoured cars erupts in flames
and the Bolsheviks have "liberated" the Person of Interest from the train
The Chinese were defeated in hand to hand combat at the same time and several units routed - the Russians were declared the victors.
Photos courtesy of Steve C as I had left my iPhone at home !!!
We are unsure on how exactly to use the artillery and armour rules so far, so will have to re-read them and see what we are missing, otherwise it was an enjoyable game.