Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Sunday, 9 September 2012
The South London Warlords were at Colours 8th- 9th September 2012 and as it it 70th anniversary of El Alamein this year, we refought the Battle of Alam el Halfa (the first battle of the 2nd Alamein). The scenario is from Monty's battles Rapid Fire series.
The game started to be built 3 months ago. From this
Alam el Halfa Ridge
Big Jim (great Toad), and I have been beavering away to get to this:
The Display Bren (1941 model)& Lee enfield (1942) kindly supplied by Dave Barnes (cheers Mate 8-) )
Artillery set up
and 21st keep moving (view towards ridge)
The British armour lies in wait behind Point 102 (one of the German objectives)
15th Panzer Div arrives
View from the ridge
The Stuka's view of the ridge
21st Panzer have cleared the depression and are mixing it the the British entrenched on the ridge.
The armour clashes!
The battle at turn 10
The British armour stops the "tide"
The Reserves arrive to save the day
The Boston arrives on table and takes out two PzrIIIs
Situation at about turn 12
Germans take the ridge and British fail morale and surrender
The British reinforcements were due on turn 15, but I had some AT guns in the depression and the artillery of both sides were starting to hit their targets, but we think the Germans would have "won the Day".
German victory (again), but once again only just.
A good scenario but a difficult one for the British to win.
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
This Monday was the first night back after the summer break - the church hall isn't available to us in August - so I brought the camera along expecting a busy evening. I guess people are still on holiday, 'cos it was quite quiet, except for the 40k crowd. Our club competition starts next month (six games over six months) and since most of us are still getting to grips with 6th edition, there were several games going on.