Monday, 5 May 2014

RCW Bridge head game

Yesterday at the club I had another game of "Square Bashing" the Peter Pig WW1 rules. We were playing the Russian Civil War and me and Peter had a Red Army Assault force, while the opposing White Army was commanded by Tim and Colin. Our mission was to take the objectives, the objectives being 3 bridges across a river and establish a bridge head.

Centre Bridge.
Peter and myself quickly concluded that 3 objectives were a bridge to far and we formulated a plan to concentrate on two and  station troops close to the third one so  we could contest it. So Peter took the Right bridge and I took the Centre and the left bridge. The left bridge would just hold a token force so we could dispute it at the end.








Centre Bridge preparing for the Assaults
 and Right Bridge After the Cavalry Charge.
While I ready for my troops to assault the centre bridge Peter Leads his Cavalry straight across the bridge and in a very charge of the light brigade way manages not to get them all wiped out (he's just not trying hard enough). They fail a morale check and fall back, back across the bridge. But Peter has some crack troops (in Blue)  Ready to take their place and continue pushing forward.


And then we go! I push over the bridge and severely damage the tank defending and push the infantry back. 
I take no casualties and take the objective. Naturally elevated I am unbeatable!










 So with a badly battered (1 stand left) conscript unit in the wood to my right and a heavy machine gun. Or a tank (severely damaged) a battered Infantry unit and a crack infantry unit reinforcing them. I of course choses the wrong one to assault and get pushed back by the conscripts! Colin Brings down some off table artillery and brings two of my 3 units down to a battered level. Then he assaults them with his tank and crack troops and the worn troops. My troops then Break and fall back across the bridge and  one unit routs off table!
Mean while on the right Peter has a failed assault but is not driven back. He holds his ground and in the last turn of the game I through my conscripts across the left bridge and they are soundly beaten but on the last turn I had little to do.

The Red Assault army has taken a battering and is unable to hold onto the bridgehead. Overall Colin and Tim Won the game 40 VP to our 25VP. A good game, but a clear loss.

Thanks for reading and with luck I will post again on Wednesday. One Final picture just for Ray. Hope you faired better in your game than I did in mine.  Hope to see you all soon All the best Clint

























18 comments:

  1. Since some of my ancestors were White Russian officers, I thoroughly approve of this defeat of the Red Army :-) .

    It sounds as if your side was a bit gung-ho at the start and advanced beyond your capability to hold?

    ReplyDelete
  2. We had a very limited time to secure the objectives so we did not hold back to much. Gung-Ho, perhaps but the clock was ticking.

    Nice to Know a little of your background. Thank you Hugh.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Replies
    1. Evidently it's a real league! I know who would have thought it! Thank you Bob

      Delete
  4. Great report! Unfortunately, lion's courage of the working class was not enough to win the day. Hura! Hura!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. On this occasion it was not meant to be. I should have pressed on with attacking the Tank but the conscripts did look vulnerable! Thank you Mathyoo.

      Delete
  5. Another cracking game Clint and an original team photo at the end.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Michael. It was a cracking game and could have gone our way if we had played better and PRAYED (to the dice gods) harder.

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. Turns out "Denver Dream" will be starting this year in the LFL! So now you will be able to watch it as a supporter! Thank you Ray

      Delete
  7. Very brave comrade, them damn capitalist dice gods!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I did feel that the dice were in the pay of the Capitalists at one stage! Thank you Fran

      Delete
  8. Fab looking game and a nice report. Where can I get a season ticket?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a very close game, despite the 40-25 Victory points...... It really did feel so much closer.

      As for the season ticket, you can see full matches on "Youtube". Which must be cheaper than keep going to the States (Canada and Australia also Play). Not that I have looked into it at all!!!

      Thank you Simon.

      Delete
    2. Hi I have nominated you for a Liebster award I hope you don't mind :)
      http://brummieswargamingblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/liebster-award.html

      Delete
    3. I do not mind in the least. But kindly select another as I will not be taking part in this scheme . Mainly because I am a miserable Git!

      Delete
  9. Did you forget artillery prep ?
    Did you forget the enemy may have artillery ?
    Did you forget your loaded dice ?

    Great aar, sounded like a lot of fun.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I definitely forgot my loaded dice! Enemy artillery was lethal.

    Thanks Joe It really was a lot of fun.

    ReplyDelete

Please feel free to leave a comment.