Monday, August 12, 2019

Team Yankee - USSR vs The USMC

This was the second game Scott and I played the other weekend and the first game of Team Yankee I have ever played. Scott played the forces of the Warsaw Pack USSR and I played the USMC Expeditionary Forces. At first it was certainly a little bit intimidating seeing all that Russian armour on the board but after rolling some nice saves and scoring a few additional hits on his armour it evened up the sides a little. However I think what actually won me the battle was that Scott was unable to get his attack helicopters onto the table. I was able to call my ground attach aircraft almost every turn and it was this that allowed me to break through Scott's left flank. The gaming system was certainly easy to pick up and play and made for a very enjoyable morning of gaming. Thanks again to Scott for putting on the game for me and the use of his fantastic collection of vehicles and figures. 

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Friday, August 9, 2019

A Little More Pike & Shotte

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to spend time with my very good friend Scott Robertson. We have been good friends since out time in the Australian Defence Force and he was the responsible for getting me involved in Wargaming. We subsequently went on to invest heavily into the hobby and started Elite Miniatures Australia together, which has now been going for just over 23 years. I only really get a change to visit Scott once or twice a year but when we do get together we ensure to have a few games of what ever he has on the shelf. 

Our first day of gaming was gaming was a great game of Pike & Shotte using the Baroque gaming system. All the figures are from Scotts great collection, which are many and beautifully painted and based. This period is also one of my favourite periods to game, as you may have noticed from the last number of posts I have placed up on this blog. The game was also more of an introduction for Scott who have not played the period or the rules since I last visited at Christmas time. 

It was a great day of gaming for us both. We had five Pike & Shot units plus at least six regiments of cavalry and artillery on each side and the game was roughly based for the ECW (except the command bases they were more mainland Europe). As most game do the game went to and fro and I even looked like take the field after destroying Scott's centre. However, my fortune did not hold and Scott's destroyed both my cavalry wings and then started to pick off my infantry regiments. A great game and a great day of gaming.

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