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Korsun pocket 1944 - SOTCW game at Gauntlet

Postby Fire at Will » 03 Jul 2016

Had a great days gaming at Gauntlet :yahoo: as three German platoons battled their way up the table to safety. The terrain is all mine and the figures are from various participants.

Table at the start, viewed from the east, the Germans have to cross from the closest edge (NE) to the far end (SW) across both tables and more to escape
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German jumping off points are on the bottom (NE) edge marked by entrenchments
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The SW table end. Theoretically there was another 12 foot to cross before the river!
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And we are off, a boat is discovered in the wood (middle left side), but we need a vehicle to shift it! Luckily I discover a horse drawn wagon in the village
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I successfully collect the boat and head off after the other platoons. (I don't want to be left behind)
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Russians mass to block our path, Gary (Russian) got in the way of my lucky four phase move and suffered enormously, but it cleared our way out, Phew!.
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Simon (German)on the left cautiously advances using the thickets for cover
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Gary's Russians rout, but are replaced by another Platoon, supported by a T26. But Andy's (German right) Panzerschreck deals with it on the second attempt.
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While I attempt to deal with Russian Ski Troops that arrived in our rear, Simon (German) deals with John's (Russian) troops that are blocking the way.
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Overall TFL Chain of Command worked very well for the scenario, and doing the right thing, such as creating a crossfire zone pays off, just a pity for Gary that my die rolling was working well at that time as well. We decided that rather than continue the game on day two we would try something different tomorrow.
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Postby Ray » 03 Jul 2016

That's a lovely looking table :yahoo:
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Postby mausmann » 03 Jul 2016

Great looking game!.... :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Postby forrester » 03 Jul 2016

Maybe I'll make it NEXT year...

A very nice looking game.
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Postby cardophillipo » 04 Jul 2016

Great to see you on Saturday Will and play on this superb table. Hopefully we can play this again sometime when we have a bit more time to finish it and get your great frozen river on the table. You can find some more game photos on my blog aswell http://atomicrenegade.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/gauntlet-2016-korsun-pocket.html.

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Postby Fire at Will » 04 Jul 2016

cardophillipo wrote:Great to see you on Saturday Will and play on this superb table. Hopefully we can play this again sometime when we have a bit more time to finish it and get your great frozen river on the table. You can find some more game photos on my blog aswell http://atomicrenegade.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/gauntlet-2016-korsun-pocket.html.

Cheers

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Nice to have met you at last Richard and a great series of pictures. I especially like the picture of my attempt to move the boat
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I definitely want to play this again and I also have the TFL Winter storm scenarios, which I now need to play. Once a month we usually have access to the upper hall for all day or weekend gaming.
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Postby cardophillipo » 04 Jul 2016

I loved the cart and the boat :good:

I will talk to Richard and see if we can sort a weekend out that fits with the Deeside Defenders.

Which seller did you get the tree armatures from as I would really like to get some?

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Postby sediment » 06 Jul 2016

Great report Will. It was lots of fun. Count me in for a weekend game or if you want to try anything on a club night. Great terrain by the way and thanks to Richard C for creating the concept and organising the scenario. My piccies are up too http://sedimentswargameblog.blogspot.co.uk/.

I love the way the troops look against the terrain, unfortunately, the burning T-26 seems to have been cropped off the photo on the right edge, but back in once posted - weird!
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Postby Daryl » 06 Jul 2016

Great looking winter game, thx for posting.
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Postby Taylor » 07 Jul 2016

Great looking table :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good:
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Postby 7dot62mm » 08 Jul 2016

Absolutely top notch! :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Who makes the leafless trees?
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Postby Fire at Will » 08 Jul 2016

7dot62mm wrote:Absolutely top notch! :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Who makes the leafless trees?


from China, sold as armatures, you just have to snip off the arrowheads used for attaching normal foliage
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281911083446?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Only £2.11 for 10 with free postage
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Postby sediment » 08 Jul 2016

Just ordered mine. You get 5% off if you order more than 1 pack of 10.

Thanks Will.

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