Tuesday 6 December 2022

Task Force Smith again - part 1

OK - confession first.  There has a been a slight* delay in posting this report - the game took place in early May!  
Russell and Pete joined me for this trip to 1950 Korea - the photos were contributed by all three of us.  Above - one of the North Korean Peoples Army (NKPA) battalions - mostly made up of CTS NK figures.
Meanwhile at Regiment HQ, the Political Officer (a pre-painted metal figure) carefully takes notes...
Another NKPA infantry battalion - mostly an assortment of WW2 Sov figures.
The 76mm gun battery was a Rgt level asset.

Most of the NKPA Tank Regiment - each pair of tanks represents a company.  Russell also contributed a company made up of a T-34 and a Js-2!
Major Smith makes an urgent 'phone call.

The 8x6 foot field of battle.  Mostly hilly ground bisected by a road and a small river.


John Y said...

Great to see a little-gamed conflict hit the "table"!

And speaking of the "table", I also have to note, I am impressed by how many of your games take place on the floor. You've inspired me. Although, once down there, I find getting up to involve a lot more creaking and grunting than it used to, it does feel even more "toy-like" and fun.

Tim Gow said...

John Y
Floors and outdoor areas have actual flanks - which makes for a very different game experience. This was played outdoors on a relatively small area but at no time did the troop density (with the equivalent of 2 brigades in the field) feel excessive. On a hard surface try using a garden kneeling mat to save your knees!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

History hangs in the balance

tradgardmastare said...

Enjoyed seeing this venture, looking forward to seeing more…

Tim Gow said...

It's not much of a balance - there are an awful lot of NKPA soldiers!

Tim Gow said...

Plenty more horror to follow!

Pete. said...

This one was great- whilst there was some luck early on against the armour it did get a bit hairy at some stages.



MGB said...

I do enjoy viewing these games, and how they develop. Thanks for uploading.

Tim Gow said...

The US were outnumbered about 5:1 so it was no picnic!

Tim Gow said...

Thanks - I see no reason why you should be spared these horrors!