29 December 2020

Burning Buildings!


Just before Xmas, myself and P-Y got in what I believe will be my last game of 2020. The next couple of days are quite busy as I am working through the New Year.

This was I believe our 4th game in our campaign, we basically decided to drop down to 4 characters each and just play through each of the 6 scenarios. This was number 5; Scorched Earth. In it, the attacker has to burn down one of the buildings in a town. I was not so sure about the scenario but it turned out to be quite close with the game lasting a little under 3 hours. My posse was essentially unchanged aside from the loss of 2 men, while the Sheriff's posse had a new recruit with one of the Greenhorns being promoted to a Shootist.

Jean-Pierre-Gunslinger-Light Brown
Ramone-Greenhorn-Light Grey

Sheriff's Posse
Jacob Cannon-Legend-Orange
Jasper Callahan-Shootist-Yellow
Toothless Howard-Greenhorn-Pink
Three Toed Elten-Shootist-Grey

As usual, it has been about a week since we played the game, but it was a good one. We both drove off or killed 2 characters. I had some bad luck in Fisticuffs near the end of the game giving the Sheriff and his boys a chance to burn the building, so another victory to P-Y. Here are some photos, any TFL fan should enjoy some of the buildings!

Three-Toed Elton takes one between the eyes!

24 December 2020

April 9th-Game 6


A couple of weeks ago, we got in our 6th game in the April 9th CoC campaign based on the German invasion of Denmark on the date in 1940. This was the final table in the campaign, appropriately called "Death walks the Streets" The situation was grim for the Danes, they only had 15 men in total left from a starting group of 34. By winning 2 games on Table 3, we were in a position to end up with a draw in the campaign, but a victory in this game would have resulted in a "Morale Victory" for the Danish nation.

Eero has just posted his usual excellent report in the Wargamer's Forum, so you can see what happened by having a look, but I felt I should post some of his excellent photos here.
I should say in conclusion that these guys are great to game with, I have learned quite a few things about playing Chain of Command from them. 

We playing a Drive on Minsk campaign next, this is a homegrown variant on Big Chain of Command which had been partially played a couple of years ago, I am on the Soviet team so it should be fun. After that a Winter War campaign is planned, so lots more gaming planned for Tuesdays mornings!