Monday, 18 September 2023

Cold War Blitzspiel

 Following on from the Cold War Brigade Commander game was...lunch.  After that we reconvened for John A's game.  This has been in development for a couple of years now and John has had the questionable benefit of my input throughout.  John provided all the toys for this game, in which one toy AFV represented a real one.

I promised John I'd use this photo of his MTU-55 bridgelayer conversion.  The Sovs had a reinforced tank battalion.
The British force was built around a tank squadron, with an attached infantry platoon and Swingfire section.

Despite making a lot of smoke during their advance....
...the Sovs were soon making a lot of rather blacker smoke as the weight of British long range gunnery told.
A very jolly game which did much towards 'proving' the concept of the rules.


Brian Carrick said...

Are those dastardly Soviets using biological warfare? the smoke and explosions look like COVID virus.

Tim Gow said...

Brian Carrick
The smoke markers were from a toy set John found in a charity shop. The green & yellow ones look far more like viruses!

Pete. said...

A great run through of the rules- I look forward to seeing it develop with a more involved scenario.



Martin Rapier said...

They seemed to be a very playable set of 1:1 battalion level rules, which is really quite iimpressive.

pancerni said...

Great looking units. I hope that you have some good reports with the rules.

Tim Gow said...

I'm sure we'll see it again soon.

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
Like you say - quite an achievement!

Tim Gow said...

Following such a successful playtest I'm sure there will be other games.