Monday, 5 May 2014

Lightfoot Southern flank at Exter

Unexpectedly I managed to escape on Saturday and joined several southern members of the Society of Gentlemen Gamers for a game at the legionary show in Exeter.

It was one of the Rapid Fire scenarios, Lightfoot Southern flank, which pitched the 7th Armoured against positions held by Folgore and Ramke paratroops, backed up by Axis armour. I took on one flank of the British assault and we won best in show so it was doubly a pleasure to play

Preparing for the off, the Axis positions stretch before us. The first fifteen moves would be in darkness so there would be limited visibility

The Italian position to my immediate front

One on the other flank

The British encounter the minefields. Don's invulnerable scorpion attacks single-handed in the centre

The view from Don's flank

While the engineers clear the mines the infantry advance on the first positions

Axis second line awaiting the onslaught (must plead guilty to using Grants as assault guns)

Don's scorpion continues its rampage

A Boston attempting to take out the Italian 149mm.

Positions at the end of the day with the Axis positions crumbling under the weight of British Artillery

The axis realised the enevitable and conceded victory.

One of the other games Vimero 1808

4 comments:

Andrew Canham said...

Very nice looking game! Any nice new buys? Andy

Monty said...

Very impressive, I love the desert trenches and defensive positions- very inspiring!

Cameronian said...

This is what I want to be doing! Albeit on a smaller scale. Great WW2 stuff

Digger said...

Cool! Take off my hat and I envy!