Dave popped over to OHQ for a Great War game, we used a "Through The Mud And The Blood"/ "Bolt Action" rules amalgam to fight this action.
Th game was a dawn attack on the the German held village of Rawnslie Les Bains, the attack was launched under cover of a thick mist making visibility only possible at 9", the Germans could however test to hear the approaching British if a German dice came out after the British had moved on the previous dice draw. The one disadvantage for the British was that due to the the mist the supporting Mark IV tank and accompanying infantry section had took a wrong turn and could not be diced for to arrive on table until turn three, requiring a 6 then 5 or 6 etc. each turn. If the Germans did not hear the British approach and had to wait to see the British at 9" then they would have to take a reaction test and if they failed would have to throw 6D6 getting a point of shock for every 5 or 6 rolled.
The game would last for twelve turns, it was a seesaw battle and could have gone either way both sides in the game missing a chance to capitalise on the others misfortune, Dave may disagree but I think the turning point was Lt. Reggie Rawnsley's heroic attack on the German trench when all about him were about to give up the attack, it was to eventually end his sad demise but ultimately made the way for the ultimate British victory in a game that certainly went to the "wire"
Some pictures of the game follow in no particular order.
|British Rifle Grenadiers Advance On The German Trench|
|Both Sides Started The Game On Blinds|
|The German Anti-Tank Gun About To Vacate Their Position Opposed By A British Bombing Party|
|A German Gruppe Occupies The Church|
|The MarkIV Returns Fire On The Pesky Anti-Tank Rifleman|
|Rifles Grenadiers Launch!|
|A Tanks Eye View|
|The Germans Flee|
|Some Windy Brits Head For The Rear|
|The Scene Of Battle|
|The British Bombing Party Force The A/T gun Crew To Retire|