The second scenario of the IABSM Blenneville or Bust campaign featured an attack by the British against German positions near the fictitious town of Avaux. We played this scenario way back in the spring, so details are sketchy at best, but it was a good, close run game. As with the previous installment of the campaign, if you are planning to play the campaign and don’t want to know the particulars, consider this your official spoiler alert.
We recently decided that a campaign would be fun, so I picked up the Blenneville or Bust campaign from Two Fat Lardies written by Robert Avery. This is a fictional campaign set in a valley in Normandy immediately following the landings. The first game of the campaign involves an American reconnaissance effort.
Spoiler Alert – If you are planning to play the campaign and want to have limited intel, read on at your own risk. Read More…
Yes, I’m still kicking… Been a busy few months, will little time for games, much less writing about them. Spent most of the fall playing stuff I could walk into the game store and plop down such as Blood Bowl and Warmachine, but this week I got a few guys together for a game using the new version of I Ain’t Been Shot Mum from Two Fat Lardies. We’d played a couple of games of IABSM last spring and enjoyed them. At Historicon I was able to play in a game of Through the Mud and Blood hosted by chief Lardy Richard Clarke and really enjoyed that game, which had a number of elements that were to be included in IABSM 3. So when the rules became available this fall, I immediately picked them up and put together a scenario. Read More…
Recently Andy announced that he had finished his FOW US parachute rifle company, so I decided that our group’s next Flames of War game should feature his paras. Always a good plan to reward the painting efforts of your fellow gamers. So I put together a scenario loosely based around the action of the US airborne troops on the morning of D-Day to clear the beach exits from Utah beach.
Continuing with our Check your Six! Spitfire theme, after completing the Instrument of Attack scenario we had time and so set up another scenario I wrote that covers Luftwaffe attempts to destroy the Nijmegen brigdes during Operation Market Garden. The Canadians were back in action in their Spitfires, this time flying patrols over the bridges. The attacking Luftwaffe fighters consisted of a section of FW-190s carrying bombs.
While planning for our latest game of Check Your Six, one of the regulars in our group requested that we play a game with some “good planes”. I had some of the 21st Century Toys 1/144th Spitfires in NW Europe markings that I had not used yet, so wrote a couple of scenarios to put these planes onto the table. The Instrument of Attack scenario pitted Spitfires Mk IXs led by ace Johnnie Johnson against FW-190s and Bf-109s over France in August 1944.