Yes some more 15mm Vikings for my second unit in Longships. Longships in case you had forgotten is the Peter Pig game of the same name concerned with Viking/Anglo Saxon warfare.
As we only have 400 points here is another unit ( a small one). ! leader (compolury), 3 Un-armoured stands (again compulrory) and 3 Armoured stands. Only 7 stands in the unit but 3 armoured stands count this unit as superior!
A mixture of makes. Tabletop games, two Dragons, Minifigs and a few I just do not know. So if you do more power to you as I have no idea. But they are all 15mm in size. I do not mind some being taller then others after all we are all different in real life.
I went for a Blue and white shield colour scheme just to conveniently tell one unit apart from another and NOT being historically accurate. As this will count as a Superior unit I hope it will aquit itself quite well on the tabletop although I know a few bad dice rolls and the unit will flee. But this will be the standard unit composition of my force. At least until a few games in and I reserve the right to reassess te force when I see how it plays.
That's it for now. More 15m coming soon and some 28mm now started. Until next time take care and paint as much as you feel like.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Monday, 2 April 2018
|Devils Den in real life|
at the battlefield.
in modern times.
And so the battle begins:
|My starting position|
My objectives not shown,
still in the distance.
Peter on the left
Me on the right.
|Peter on my left|
The rivers were streams and fordable
the whole length
All moving slowly forward
Ok me going as fast as I could
I am still moving as fast as I am able
Pete pushes forward and starts to inflict damage
I prepare to assault Devils Den
all the while advancing towards Round top
with a dream of getting Artillery to the top
Tim is struggling to move troops from reserve
Pete and Tim are now locked in a battle
and without support from reserve Tim tries to turn our left flank
with limited success
It is a close run thing
My asrtillery has now managed to destroy Tims guns
Tim has the position but is low on ammunitio
Peter continues to inflict casualties
he does however take some of his own.
Tim has a brigade in the woods which refuse to advance
Time Guns destroyed I can cross the stream
and begin the clibd up Round Top
mean while in rhe Devils Den I become low on ammunition
and "disrupted" which mirrors Tims troops
Peter pushes into the centre
while his left wing is forced to give ground
it is anyones game
I rally the troops and keep Tim "disrupted" and low on ammunition.
One big push an we shall have the devils Den
With Peters left wing in retreat and Tim following up
Peter is able to bring ALL his cannon to bear.
Tim holds Devils den as my first unit if pushed back
and retreats. My second unit is ready for another attempt next turn though.
Peter brings all 4 gun batteries to bear on a single unit.
It survives but drops to a "worn" classification.
Elsewhere Peters Infantry is slowly getting the upper hand.
Tims troop in the wood still don't move!
One last push and I succeed and hurl Tim back but not out of the Devils Den.
Tim Counterattacks and retakes the position.
Curses foiled again.
On the Left Tin keeps pushing the left wing and peter keeps pushing the centre.
Eventually Peter's Artillery is just too strong.
but is it enough.