|Ouch! Tough outing for the Royal Canadian Dragoons at Prairiecon...victory came at a price|
This year I am pleased to share reports of a heavy Conscript presence at the event, with three different demonstration games. Dallas ran a fleet-scale "Battlestar Galatica" game. Byron ran an exciting "Through The Mud And The Blood" WW1 game. Our great friend Curt came out from Regina to host a special game of "Spectre". And if that wasn't enough, we also ran a game of "Team Yankee". That's a LOT of gaming!
|The table at the outset of the game...the peace of the village of Blickheim will soon be shattered...|
|Soviet elements prepare to move out on the assault|
|Soviet advance elements approach the McPizza king...they would soon learn the blue "objective marker" was, in fact, a NATO pre-registered artillery target!|
|The Canadians appear! Leopards and M150s move into firing positions|
|Soviet armour burning after the ambush...|
Many Soviet tanks and BMPs were lost, but critical morale roles kept the large Soviet tank company in play to the bitter end. The remaining T-72s dished out heavy return fire, knocking out many Leopard C1s. The Soviet infantry also struck hard, neutralizing a bold flank maneuver by a Leopard C1 troop with their RPGs. As the number of losses on the Canadian side mounted, it was in doubt for NATO...
|Soviet infantry prepare their AT weapons...|
|A Canadian Leopard C1 troop shows the impact of losses from infantry AT weapons...|