I have been very keen to get a proper game of the BattleGroup rules up and running and it game me pause to think about what to play. I have run this system solo with 15mm miniatures but decided to return after 34 years (ouch) to 1/72-1/76 scale or 20mm if you prefer. The old Airfix and Mathcbox kits still hold their own if you want access to huge amounts of models for WWII.
Well the game was a complete success. We played a small squad game with 220 points a side. Basically a platoon of infantry, a tank and a little support. Needless to say I lost but only just. I made a rush to the objective in the last couple of turns only to have a German Panzerfaust blow my Halftrack and Leaders apart. Thus causing my battle rating to plummet and the lads to retire off the board.
All I need now is a few more games and I will introduce it to the club.
|The House in the middle is the objective, Brits to capture, Germans to hold|
|German Positions after a couple of turns|
|Brits moving up|
|Germans using the hedge wisely|
|Nasty MG to remove my troops and the HQ in a cool resin car I bought at Cancon 2016|
|Brits moving up the flank|
|Germans still control the forest and stop my flank movement.|
|The end is near, yep the halftrack is torched leaving me with failing morale and a much diminished force.|