Tuesday, 4 January 2011

'Nam Game

Some pictures of a game me and my dad did...still play testing the new rules for Parkfield Miniatures...this one is in the 'Nam

Mission objective: to investigate possible enemy bunker system...



Turn 1: The US move in to the enemies AO mounted in M113s...

Turn 2: The rear M113 activates first and cannot squeeze past the lead vehicle so the troops within disembark...


Turn 2 continued: the lead M113 advances towards the hooch and the infantry disembark and spread out...
Turn 3: US fire team moves up from their M113...the Platoon command vehicle is seen in the background holding back...
...another US fireteam moves towards the river to head up the bank towards the hooch...


Turn 4: The VC spring out of hiding and immediately take casualties from the lead M113 in over-watch...the VC retaliates with small arms fire and an RPG...
...the US fireteam on the road takes minor casualties and the RPG misses its target of the lead M113...phew!!!
...the second M113 advances up to the T-junction and waits for the fireteam on the road to move out of the way...

Turn 5: An enemy ambush waits in the undergrowth...
...jumping out at a passing US fireteam and only managing to cause minor casulties...the US fireteam returns fire and with an accurate placing of a 40mm grenade from a blooper take out most of the enemy ambush section, the rest withdraw in to the jungle with their fallen comrades to fight another day...
...a couple of grenades take care of the remaining occupants of the hooch and the grunts advance and torch the building...




Turn 6: The Us advance cautiously towards the 'bunker' with one thought...to destroy it...

...but as the US advance VC open fire from the bunker causing minor casualties...
...from a safe distance a squad leader commands the blooper gunner to open fire on the bunker...a direct hit...but the French obviously knew how to make bunkers as it still stands...
Turn 7: The blooper gunner gets another chance to fire, this time before anyone else...another direct hit and...KA-BOOM!!!
...bunker taken care of...no signs of Charlie left on the board...
time for a tactical withdrawal back to base camp...


...but will they make it???

Game Debrief: While me and my dad are still working on this set of rules for 'modern' gaming we keep coming up with new things we want to incorporate and trying to re-jig some of the existing rules...this game did seem a bit one sided and I think that went down to luck of the dice...unfortunately as my dad was doing a little bit of fiddling and tweeking of the rules as we played trying out some different ideas I fear this may have altered the out come...but what the heck was a good enjoyable game and I can't wait for these rules to be completed and on sale :)

1 comment:

  1. Very nice table. Appeals to me more than sculpted tables, as this is the real essence of wargaming.

    It demonstrates what can be accomplished in the average back kitchen or dining room. Power to your elbow.

    Cheers
    Mark

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