Monday, 24 June 2013

The Battle of Grossenfartz - part 4

We return to the action just as the Vulgarian train rolls to a halt in Grossenfartz.  I had been quietly hoping that someone might switch the points or that Martin would forget that he needed to begin slowing down the previous turn, but as it turned out the train arrived safely....
...and a load of Vulgarian infantry leapt out - causing a degree of concern among the Commodore's staff group!
Having broken through the Anglophobian front line the enemy soon encountered the reserves.
The defenders were soon hard-pressed - not even the armoured train could hold off the waves of pointy-helmeted automatons.
There was some good news though - the staff had fought off the Vulgarian train troopers!  This proves conclusively that bendy plastic bayonets are no match for wire flagpoles....
 In the end, however, HMAT Thomas and the Motor Patrol's car carried the survivors off to safety while the Vulgarians did their best to reduce stocks of the brewery's product.
 
The final words I will leave to the ever self effacing Commodore M-C: 
But the vulgar Vulgarians were not to have everything their own way and as the train containing half a battalion of troops slowed to a halt in the brewery yard and disgorged them like the filling from a foul Vulgarian bierwurst the headquarters section led by the valiant Commordore Mountjoy-Carruthers cut them down like so much wheat.

Despite fighting with courage and elan, the weight of the Vulgarian advance forced the Commodore to think of the welfare of his men. Deciding that no more Anglophobian blood would be spilled to secure what was arguably second rate grog the stiut hearted Commodore ordered his men to retire in good order having given the Kaiser a bloody nose, that he would remember every time he placed a stein to his twisted moustachioed lip.

12 comments:

Stephen Beat said...

Boooooo! But well played by the Anglophobians.

Very unsporting to use something as vulgar as weight of numbers to carry the day. :)

The Dancing Cake Tin said...

Reminds me of England's showing in the ICC Final. Nearly but not quite.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Proof positive that walking slowly towards the enemy really does work!

Tim Gow said...

Dancing Cake Tim
But what will the next FLW game be? Maybe I should run a poll?

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Ahh well, a fitting movie end at least. Are you sure they weren't recycling the dead? Felt a bit like waves of pointy headed zombies at times. Which would probably make for a popular movie now that I think of it.

Hurrah for Thomas! I certainly hope the retreating force doesn't tun up against a broken bridge which has to be repaired before they can continue and only a handful of engineers, reinforcements and rallied troops (who got away when we thought they were dead) to help delay the pursuing hordes.

Good stuff!
-Ross

Paul said...

I think you deserve a stein myself Tim.

Good AAR

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
Hmm - now there's a thought....

Tim Gow said...

Paul
It's only 1pm here - I'll have one tonight.

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Tim,

Thanks to your recent spate half-size FLW battle reports I have been so inspired that I have begun to follow your example. By the end of this week I should have a fairly sizeable number of half-size FLW battalions/regiments.

All the best,

Bob

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
Good - it does make the toys much more useable.

Martin Rapier said...

It is also surprisingly hard to hit things with the matchstick firing artillery at point blank range so they don't completely unbalance the game.

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
That, of course, may just be our limited gunnery skills....