keskiviikko 25. marraskuuta 2015

Bolt Action - Demo game in Clubs Housewarming Party

Just a brief post of a game I ran in our Clubs housewarming party last saturday. Our club moved into premises about two weeks ago. So we had open house or housewarming party for members and interested people last saturday.

I promised to run Bolt Action demonstration game as it was among the most wanted demos. So I packed my US armored and Fallschirmjägers for a fight once again. I used my new Karelia table, but I turned it to be a place somewhere in Netherlands. Actually it worked quite well with only new houses added. The game was just a fight over a tactically important crossroads which was defended by veteran Germans. US armored infantry with some tank support was attacking.

After a hard fight US won the day, but Fallschirmjägers put up a good fight before they were forced to withdraw from the village. Here's some eye candy of the game and the victory parade yanks had after the victory.
US troops taking cover in ruined house.
Germans in good positions.
Strong armored support rolls in.
Overall view of the objective.
US 2nd armored rolling through conquered village.
Another view to armored column.
We had lots of people visiting us during the day and many new people came to see the club, so I'll expect new members for the club. Bolt Action game lasted some four hours during the day, it was nice.

maanantai 23. marraskuuta 2015

Force on Force - Return to the Modern

After some two years break we started Force on Force games in our club just to have some change to Bolt Action. To have some framework to our games I revitalized my previous Kharum campaign which was left to rest about two years ago.

Kharum is fictional yet believable nation somewhere in Central Africa which has recently been divided in two states. Does it seem familiar? Northern Kharum is fairly stable but South is not and our games are located there. There is various warlords struggling for power and there is also oil, which makes the place very lucrative for international oil companies. To stabilized young nation there is also African peacekeepers in Southern Kharum. This is the scene for intense action which has just started.

We already have had  two games in Kharum. First was a hit against leading warlords main man. The hit was orchestrated by rival warlord colonel Miracle, who was trying to capture the target person. The hit wasn't very successful since defenders were full awake and almost gunned down all attackers during short firefight. Only curious happening was intervention by masked gunmen who joined the fight and seemingly helped Miracles men. (This was off course caused by Fog of War Cards drawn).

Peaceful village in countryside.
Is not that peaceful, but filled with gunmen.
Who are alerted by approaching enemy.
Colonel Miracles men.
Fire support on the hill by the village.
Mysterious masked snipers joined the fight.
Second incident was attack on UN food distribution point, once again, by Miracles men. UN troops and US and German advisers put up a good defense. Then things went terribly wrong and one UN jeep was shot to flames and food truck was set ablaze. Some civilians got wounded allegedly by UN troops fire and after that four UN trooper were put to ground. So in the end food distribution ended up a chaos, and UN is now searching colonels men around.
Small town in Kharum.
UN food distribution point.
Local people are gathering to have some.
Place is guarded by local UN troops.
Gunmen moving for a hit.
And soon UN jeep is hot to fire.
Soon after that four peacekeepers are down.
To add the disaster, food truck is set ablaze by RPG.
When all ends total chaos reigns.
Nice start for our modern campaign. Eventful games and lots of plots and story lines to follow for the next games. Next will see the hunt for the gunmen hotspots.

sunnuntai 8. marraskuuta 2015

Father's Day Present

I got very nice present for my daughter for Father's day. A while ago I told her that I would like to have  new banner for my blog, and she surprised me with this very cool graphics. I'm happy and very proud of her and this nice picture.