Although failing in a lot of my New Year aims I did want to try and make it to the Tuesday WB3D Gamers sessions once a month and so far I’ve managed that! Last night was a session with a VERY good turn out. Eight games on and 26 attendees. Games ranged from Bolt Action, Quar Wars, Warhammer and X-Wing through to my game, which was a Falklands I Ain’t Been Shot Mum game. First off some pics of the other games. For some reason my phone doesn’t like the light in the hall so even after some generic colour adjustment the pics are still a little off…
And finally a view of the whole hall. Ignore the weird Omen like photographic weirdness 🙂 :
And now on to my game. Dougie offered up a 10mm Falklands game using the Lardie’s I Ain’t Been Shot Mum rules. Myself, Dougie and Alex took the valiant Brits advancing at night to clear out Nick’s evil Argies in the run up to Goose Green. I’ve not played IABSM before but I have played CoC and Sharp Practice so the mechanisms were familiar. With this being at night it made it difficult for the Argentinian platoon to spot the advancing British company. The games started with all blinds:
The Brits were really going for a straight on attack and the two dummy blinds were in the foreground feinting around the flank. Poor movement dice overall meant that the 1st Platoon approached the dug in Argentinians unsupported and was soon spotted and subjected to withering fire!
As the Argentinians revealed themselves (single platoon supported by a .50cal) the first British platoon suffered heavy losses:
The rest of the British force continued their advance, closing in on the Argentinian flanks:
The first Argentinian platoon finally succumbed to British return fire:
And the British began to close in despite the threat of the .50cal:
The other British platoons finally came into play (the dummies causing the defenders to waste some actions). The .50cal was taken out of play the superior British fire discipline began to tell:
With fire coming from front and rear the defenders were soon pinned and the British closed in for the kill:
At this point it was clear the Argentinians would have surrendered. They had done well fighting off the first platoon but in a static position it was only a matter of time before the superior discipline of the Brits seized the day (or night!). The rules worked pretty well and it shows what you can do with quite a small number of figures. The photos do not do justice to the lovely paint jobs on the 10mm figures and the bespoke terrain. Good game and thank to Dougie for putting it on and Alex and Nick for partaking as well.
Overall, a good night. Good turnout. Good fun. Hopefully I can make a game in March!