Saturday, November 19, 2011
...And We're Back!
Every year around this time I like to host a Great War game to commemorate Remembrance Day. It's a great opportunity to wheel out the Great War collection and have a game using some neat terrain. This year I wanted to use my cavalry from Blaze Away! Miniatures and a tank, so that meant a "Hundred Days" battle with the British on the attack!
4x4 table I acquired a couple years back from a local enthusiast who couldn't take it in his family move. It weighs a ton, but as you can see it is very well made and pretty flexible in terms of gaming period. It was built to represent "Minas Tirith" but the modeler cleverly left the buildings and walls modular, so with a change of accessories it can stand in for anything from Napoleonic to future terrain.
I like the Great War rules as they use the "Warhammer" engine with which we are all familiar, and the sustained attack rule is brilliant (and essential) when facing dug-in defenders. Eight dice from a Maxim '08 with no saving throw is brutal!
Thanks to Greg, Frederick, Perry and Brian for coming out to push around some lead.