A little Fire and Fury at WB3D

For once circumstances conspired in my favour and last night saw the planets aligned and me able to be dropped off in Whitley Bay for a meeting of the Whitley Bay 3D Gamers club. I’d seen that Ian and Andy were putting on another 15mm Fire and Fury game and as I’d enjoyed the last one I put my name down. It ended up with fie of us. Three Union divisions facing two Confederate. Myself, Ian and Nick took the Union side and Andy and Malcolm took the Rebels.

We had a fairly large table for the forces involved. I took a large Green division and the plan was to hold the right flank with another division, push the main force up the middle and roll over anything there, using the Green troops to weaken the Rebel force and then hit them with an Elite following force.

20160719_191512

Unfortunately the Rebs deployed on the other side! So we still pushed forward and intended to bring the right-hand division round the flank of the cenral reb division.

20160719_191527 20160719_191640 20160719_192207

My troops pushed forward well towards the fenceline and the Rebs seemed rather tardy in their response!

20160719_192219

This enabled Nick to push his guns forward and place the slowly advancing Rebs under fire….

20160719_192433 20160719_192559 20160719_192906 20160719_192925

The other Reb division was equally slow getting moving which was a big help as it enabled us to engage the central troops and push round the right flank.

20160719_193025

My Green troops soon made the fence and awaited the inevitable Rebel charge!

20160719_194248

And waited….

20160719_194308

And waited…

20160719_195844

The other Rebs finally pushed round the left flank forcing Ian to divert his division fro supporting me to defending the left flank.

20160719_195859 20160719_195907 20160719_200428

Finally the Rebs prepared to charge. They had been stalled by fire from the flank and my fire was less than effective…

20160719_201141

And when they finally went in my Green troops weren’t happy, rushing their volleys.

20160719_202704

And were thrown back!20160719_202958

Nick’s division had finally driven off the Rebel guns and was swinging round to threaten the flank of the charging Rebs!

20160719_203442

Luckily my brigades held but only one turned to face the next charge…

20160719_203459

Again the volley as they came in was not great but support from the flanks caused some loss of stands. Would the centre hold?

20160719_204230

Meanwhile on the left Ian had brought his brigades round to face the Rebel threat and a valiant struggle was to ensure on the hill.

20160719_205749

While my troops fought on…

20160719_205820

After a tough fight the Rebs were thrown back on the left.

20160719_210122

And against the odds my two brigades threw back the Rebel attack!

20160719_210505 20160719_211750 20160719_212456

Both commanders were supporting the troops in the centre.

20160719_212518

And the left flank was still undecided but the Union had the upper hand…

20160719_213045 20160719_213052

And it was clear that the Green troops had held the centre and the right hand brigades were closing in for the kill! A Union victory seemed assured!

20160719_213210

It was a good game and showed that even with small forces you can have a fun game with Fire and Fury. Occasionally the usual D10 1’s and 0’s extremes cropped up but as with other games they just feed the narrative. There seem to be various ‘fixes’ suggested for this (2D6, 2DAvg etc.) but if it ever becomes an issue for me I may just go with allocating a number of chits per side to ‘buy’ re-rolls… Thanks again to Ian and Andy for setting the game up and to Nick and Malcolm for providing fine allies/opponents.

The other result from this game is that I’ve decided to switch my planned little home game to Fire and Fury. I’ve cleared off some of the terrain and replaced my big roads with the Fat Frank rubber roads I’ve just bought off eBay. These are rather nice and quite good value seeing as they come painted with flock down the edges. I’ve also decide the table needs more trees so I dug out the Bachman tress I’ve had for ages and soaked them in PVA and stuck them to coins. Still need to do a bit of dry brushing on the bases but they will look fine. Now, I still need to find the time to play..!

There were two other games on last night. Combat Patrol and Bolt Action. I’ve played neither system but Lawrence seems very keen on Combat Patrol and as ever with his games the table looked excellent! Some pics of both games:

20160719_191542 20160719_191612 20160719_210000 20160719_210018 20160719_210026 20160719_210037 20160719_210044 20160719_210053 20160719_210106

Another most excellent evening in Whitley Bay. I’m not quite managing my game a month planned but I’m doing better than last year!

 

Please follow and like us:

2 thoughts on “A little Fire and Fury at WB3D”

  1. Glad you had fun, I have been roped in to play with Lawrence on Saturday!
    (When will I get my poor Saxon buildings thatched!?)

Comments are closed.