Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Dastardly Danish defence - part 1

Following the naval action – the Invasion and defence of Skagen.

BRB landed the following forces:

Naval Bde – Norge 40 points
Naval Bde – Odin 40
Bde Staff 5
Artillery 80 (including 2 gunboats and a rail mortar)
Balloon 20
Motor Car patrol 15

Total 200

RWR – defending

Cav Bde 60 points
HQ Staff 10
Artillery 60
MG Cyclist Coy 15
Fieldworks 30

Total 175

More to follow... 

The above photos show the terrain setup.  This game was played the day after the naval battle reported previously.  PW and I set up the terrain and sorted out the toys.  I had brought along my Naval Brigade, gunboats and daft train.
One of my two gunboats providing (very innefectual) fire support
The game provided a debut outing for the Thunderbox!
Danish railways turned out to be in a poor state!
Artillery from my (Anglophobian) Naval Brigade
My naval infantry
PW's naval infantry.  Was this the largest naval landing force yet seen in a FLW game?
Some Danish toys


Archduke Piccolo said...

Intriguing! By the way, I don't know of a Danish Defence in Chess, but there is a Danish Gambit!

Conrad Kinch said...

Delighted to see the thunderbox get an outing.

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
I suspect that the chess version is a bit more serious....

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
There's nothing quite like using a Thunderbox in the open air!

Eric Elder said...

Cool. I have those Artillery as well.

Peter Douglas said...

Very silly looking!


Tim Gow said...

Eric Elder
Glad to hear it! Do yours get used in games?

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
I can't think what you mean....

Archduke Piccolo said...

'Mmmm not so serious. The 'full' Danisg Gambit requires White to give up 2 pawns to get his bishops out really quickly. I had a much lower rated player try it against me on Gameknot several weeks ago - and he had me on the ropes for a while...

The only time I ever played it myself was at a club night after a
happy hour' at work. Not a success...

Phil said...

Nicely done!