One bit of gaming I did fit in over the past few weeks was a first playtest of a WW2 game I've been tinkering with. This owes much to the Little Cold Wars game seen on these pages before but is intended and an even lighter and less serious excuse to shove some toy soldiers around. I'll explain the detail of it another time, but the look of the thing is also important - working on the basis that 'if it looks right it is right'. I feel it does look right - what do you think?
The game saw an attack by a German battalion-sized force of two rifle companies supported by a platoon each of mortars, tanks and assault guns. All of the figures are from the old Britains Deetail range. The AFVs are Solido diecasts.
The defenders. A US infantry company with platoons of mortars, AT and tanks. The terrain was laid out on my 6x3 foot table - the surface is a carpet mat purchased a few months back from Aldi.
The German mortar battery in action. The matchstick in the distance was fired by the US mortar. The unforgiving camera flash showed up the amount of dust on my Panther - I've since cleaned it up a bit!
The German mortar mostly fired smoke....
...while the US mortar got an early lucky hit on the assault gun!
Will the Germans be able to recover from this early setback?