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Saturday 29 January 2022

A clean sweep

 Today, Lawrence chose to do Star Wars skirmishing, a surprise to be sure as he isn't really in to Star Wars!

None the less, I set up a simple Clone Wars scenario, as it has a nice mix of heroes and enemies.

We chose forces, I took Ahsoka Tano, Phil, a squad of Clone Commandos, and Lawrence a squad of Clones commanded by Captain Rex.

Our mission was to clear the area of Separatist forces.
As commander, I ordered Rex to take the clones wide left, and the leader of the Commandos, (Lawrence asked Phil for a name, and he suggested)- Hal Werkhonit- would take the right and we would join forces on the other side of town.
I decided to accompany the Clones.
Hal sent a Commando forward to scout out their route round the town.
A couple of Portal Markers I had placed around the town to generate hostile forces were able to see us, and activated.
As the Commandos worked through some brush, no enemy appeared.
Leaving a small covering force, Rex moved into the town edge.
Hal prepared to shift some Portal Markers which were blocking his route of attack.
Ahsoka moved in front of the Clones to scout out the advance on the left.
Hal put his Commandos in a building, leaving his advance on the right to join Ahsoka!
The Markers he had dislodged from the corner of the building he now occupied had moved to cover Ahsoka - and generated a group of Battle Droids.
Hal had his Commandos ambush them.
The holding force joined in!
Rex kept behind the building on the hill.
Battle Droid: "Hey, this isn't fair!"
Ahsoka batted back a shot aimed at her...
...damaging the Droid!
The Clones finished the last hapless Droid off in moments!
All the fire had alerted more Portal Markers.
The Markers were getting migrated back through the village, but were not generating very much!
Hal amused Ahsoka and Rex by popping out of the building to dislodge the Markers there, only to have them go to the other side of the building!
Another group of Battle Droids now attacked.
The Clones, covered by Ahsoka, went out to face them.
The Droids fared no better than the first group!
Ahsoka had nothing to do!
The Clone Commandos now joined in again from the flank.
These Droids are stupid!
Another group appeared to support them.
They were no match for the Clones.
Another group tried a flank attack.
Ahsoka moved to support the clones.
The group of Droids to their front were falling apart.
The Commandos were back on mission, moving round the flank.
The clones on the stairway managed to mince the first flanking group easily, and now engaged a supporting group, who also got torn apart.
Rex lead the rest of the Clones in an attack on the last hill.
The Clone Commandos and Ahsoka left the mass of Portal markers on the hill nowhere to retreat to, so were destroyed. The last few Battle Droids surrendered!

Well, that was easy! - Amazingly the dice NEVER rolled the right number to produce anything but a few Battle Droids! - all my Commando Droids, Droidekas and Super Battle Droids stayed in the box!!!

Saturday 22 January 2022

Battle in the Sinai 1967

 Today, we returned to the Six Days War in the Sinai playing 'What a Tanker' using my own solo rules for the opposition and my Arab Israeli supplement (LINK)

Lawrence provided most of the terrain, I just provided the village, roads and half the scrub!- either way a quite dense terrain!

So...what were the forces?
I had an M48 'Magach'...which didn't want to move!
Phil had no such problem with his M48.
Lawrence too had difficulties getting into gear!
Opposite us an Egyptian IS3.
In the centre, another.
The Egyptians were souped up and raced across the table towards us.
I finally got moving, though not quickly.
Phil was still steaming down the road.
Lawrence got going too, he too not getting much movement.
I kept to cover, looking for the heavy Soviet armour, and hoping to find a flank.
Phil was entering the village, almost.
Lawrence was still having problems crossing the dry river.
I got a handful of moves, and raced into the edge of the village.
Phil slowed as he approached.
Lawrence was still back traversing difficult terrain.
Red die IS3 got into the cover of the village buildings.
To his right 'White die' IS3 was going south of the village.
I tried to get on his flank, but...
My dice let me down and I got stuck in an alley!
Phil kept 'White' behind a building. What cannot see you cannot kill you!
Lawrence was moving, and got into an overwatch position supporting Phil.
'White' entered the stoney field -I was getting outflanked!
Phil got onto the flank of White by a rapid move.
 Lawrence came over a hill, fired, but missed!
Phil got initiative before the Egyptian, and fired into his flank.
The IS3 exploded!
I got round the last building only to run into 'Red' IS3...
He swatted me like an annoying fly!
'Red' pushed on looking for Phil and Lawrence, Lawrence fired and hit the IS3.
His optics, not the best anyway, were damaged.
Phil moved round a building on the Egyptian's flank...
...Another lucky hit finished the game!

So, Phil got 2 tanks, I got toasted!

In a second game, we used 3 Syrian SU-100s against a Sho't Meteor and 3 AMX-13s (!) I got 2 of the AMXs Phil the rest, we took no losses!

Poor Lawrence had no luck today, and wasn't feeling well anyway- get well soon pal!