Sunday 30 August 2020
Friday 28 August 2020
Having played through the first few turns on Tuesday evening, we gathered (virtually) again the following night. It was a sufficiently busy evening that I will spread the remaining report over two posts.
This btl of Pz Rgt 36 got off to a good start by getting stuck into the Polish armoured car squadron.
Wednesday 26 August 2020
Mokra is a battle which has long interested me, so it was only a matter of time before I revisited it for a WW2 Brigade Commander game. Getting the terrain right was tricky - I tried three versions of the layout before I was happy with it. Mokra, for those of you unfamiliar with the battle, was fought on 1st September 1939 between the Wolynska Cavalry Brigade (plus some hangers-om) and most of 4 Panzer Division. It wasn't the walk-(or rather drive-) over that the Germans were expecting. Part of the appeal of the battle is the variety of kit. In the grey corner all the trappings of what will soon be called Blitzkrieg - two Panzer regiments, motorised infantry and dive bombers. Versus horse cavalry (mostly fighting on foot), tankettes and an armoured train! The latter can be seen in the first two photos. It's the Heroics & Ros model (I've had it for ages but only painted it at the weekend) which fits nicely on my plastic Bandai ZZ Gauge track.
As regards the other toys, the Germans are mostly H&R with some Scotia Panzer I. Scotia also provided the Polish cavalry. Polish vehicles & guns are a mix of the two manufacturers. All infantry and gun crews are H&R.