J173 – Assault on Baerendorf

Another week another Western front scenario. Time has scurried forward to the Battle of the Bulge and a strong U.S force is driving into some less than stellar Panzer Lehr troops in a village. The U.S are remarkably well equipped with plenty of tanks, mainly good morale and lead troops plus support weapons galore. The…


AP33 – Second Cristot

Next up we have this excellent scenario from the late, lamented, Ian Daglish. It is Normandy (again) and the British are pushing  to take a hill. Bocage is involved, but not that much. The Brits have a nice range of forces including a Sherman squadron (and one firefly). Opposing them are SS troops with three…


WP15 Burnt, Blue and Gray

For my next endeavour I am dropping into some new rules – Bocage! These have a less than stellar reputation though I am happy to give them a go. Given the choice of side I took the defenders for three reasons of drastically different validity. The best was that when unfamiliar with something the defender…


J43 3rd RTR in the Rain

A classic! And excluding Commando Schenke will be my most played scenario with this being my 3rd playing.   History In 1940 the allies were in a bit of a flunk. Seeing the way things were going the War Office ordered reinforcements sent to the various Channel Ports (keeping lines of retreat open) and to …


ASL Gear – The Panzer 38(t)

My next delve into the ASL kitbox is into another tank – specifically a Czechoslovakian one. Czechoslovakia had a unusally good arnaments industry. Mainly because when the Austro-Hungarian Empire existed the province of Czechoslovakia had been where it had kept its main factories so when the division of that Empire had occurred post World War…


LC#8 Former Allies

My next skype-with-boards (SWB?) game is in Lone Canuck’s scenario #8 from their Prince Eugen Pack. Here a force of scummier SS from the ‘7th SS Volunteer Mountain Prince Eugen Division’ along with a detachment of Assault Guns, is being launched against a bridge defended by Bulgarians mainly armed and equipped with German uniforms and…


ASL 145 Shanghai in Flames

Back to the pacific and an infantry only scenario that I have wanted to play for ages. July 1937 and Shanghai erupted in flames as a lost (presumed visiting a whorehouse) Japanese soldier (A private Shimura Kikujiro) caused an eruption of fighting. Initially the Chinese army piled reinforcements in and was doing well against the…


AP45 Reaping Rewards

The last re-post! Unfortunately the archive which saved the other re-posts allowing me to rebuild the majority of the pages had not swept the site since this last post. No matter. This was posted August 2015 and was the second game against my new skypeWithBoards US opponent. Just to bring the gaming narrative full stream…


RB3 – The Bread Factory

Fortunately for me a new ‘skype with boards’ opponent rolled around. He was ( much) better than I was at playing but with good dice luck I could win. Our first game (summer 2015) was this scenario.   Next up a return to pushing cardboard (over Skype) and a return to RB3 ‘The Bread Factory’….


AP18 – The Village of the Damned

Another game against New Yorker Doug  this was fun but though I enjoyed playing Doug I was to close to skype with boards which is a much superior way of playing and keeps me away from sitting at computers. So i stopped PBEM. Roberto Cicero was more than usually glum. The weather stunk – seriously,…