Sunday, 4 July 2010
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
As with most Osprey books there is a brief description of Herod’s live and his relationship with the Romans and also a glimpse on the time period slightly before and after the life of Herod. The main focus is on the composition on the army.
All in all I good read and useful resource for the wargamer/modeller.
Friday, 19 February 2010
The Battle Field from Russian eyes.
Russians with armoured support.
The Russians advance but the squad on the left has been cut down by the panzer behind the wall.
The remaining Hungarian rifle squad fended off some advancing Russians and the brave Italian tank team took a shot at a T34 only to have its shell bounce of the Russian tank. The Russians riddled the Italian tank with machine gun fire in reply, killing all the crewm within.
Axis forces vainly trying to hold the soviet advance
The Russians presssed on, overwhelming an Italian squad in close combats whilst the T34's mopped up the other Italian squad.
Soviet SMG squad jumps over the wall to deal with the Italians and in confronted with the Rallying Hungarians.
Time constraints meant that the game ended early but it was a good match up so this is probably going to be the game we take to the show. As mentioned above the SS didn't enter the combat but know doubt they would later and would of slowed the Soviet advance.
3 of us played the game, one with the Russians and the other two with the Axis. I took the motely crew of Italians and Hungarians as I have a thing for the underdogs!
A great game and I recomend buying RoE if you want a good skirmish game. We are planing to do a cold war game at some point by hashing the rules a little.
More updates to follow!