Sunday, 11 December 2011

Dyle 'M' for Megablitz - part 3

The (really quite good) tanks of 3 DLM ready to see off the Boche.  The 'S' marker indicates that the brigade has 'Static' orders - no fancy fire and movement here!  Models by RAFM and Skytrex.  The few buildings actually represent a decent sized town about 3-4km across.
More uncensored reports from the front now.  For the benefit of those of you who weren't there, the game ran from around 1000 to 1600 the same day and covered about 3-4 days of 'game' time.
At last - the RAF!  John C's beautiful Fairey Battle alarms the Germans - in this case the rear echelons of 2PD.
Another gratuitous photo of the Battle.  Lovely!
The entire game paused at this point while players crowded round for a look!
Elements of 44 Div having their passports checked at the Belgian border.
French anti-aircraft unit, another of Ian R-L's remarkable models.
The Battle squadron gets its (entirely predictable) comeuppance at the hands of an F-Toys Bf-109.
7 North African ID moves up - clearly worried about air attacks!  These are mostly Spanish Civil War figures from the old Hotspur range.
Artillery and AT units of an unidentified French ID.  The splendid little Hotchkiss halftrack is another of Ian's creations.
3 DLM and 2 PD come to blows.  Goody - a proper tank battle at last!
French (3 DLM) and Prussians (2 PD) clash at Waterloo.  Again.
Artillery from 3 DLM with Corps support.
Artillery of 2 PD and XVI Panzer Korps
The second Battle of Waterloo continues - with some British spectators.
German tourists take in the sights at Waterloo
The RAF returns to safeguard tea supplies
44 Div counterattacks 2 PD.  What a rotten trick!
The French continue to hold up 2 PD - but not for much longer!
The Sapper Btl of 3 DLM (yes it's that Somua again!) launches a spirited counterattack on the rear of 3 ID(mot)
A messenger from the Royal Navy (none other than Wg  Cdr Luddite - right) arrives to tell the CO of 44 Div (Chris Ager) to pull back to the channel ready for evacuation - but - and this in a very loud voice - "Don't tell the French!"  This produced genuine dismay in a number of the French players who, like their historical counterparts, felt let down and betrayed by their allies.
By now the action is concentrated on the western pair of tables.
7 PD arrives.


Don M said...

An impressive looking game there Tim!

Al said...

great game Tim, nice pictures of thr tables and kit

Tim Gow said...

Thanks guys. It's bee interesting looking back at the photos. Every time I think you've seen it all, along comes another daft piece of kit!

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

Note my beard in the picture is fake (for the purposes of 'cultural gaming')
I don't really look like that !

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Cracking Game Tim, lovely 1/144 Fairey Battle I'll have to get my 1/72 one made!

Tim Gow said...

Wg Cdr Luddite
Yeah right - 'cos who would look that wierd in real life?

Tim Gow said...

I knew you'd like the Fairey Battle! Lovely, isn't it?