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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Colombelles, June 9th, 1944

After successfully relieving D Cmpany of the Ox and Bucks at Pegasus Bridge, elements of 6 Commando have pushed on along the Caen Canal and the River Orne to secure further bridges.

Elements of the 192nd Panzergrenadier Regiment stationed at Cairon, have renewed their assault against the British keen to make good their failure of attempting to take Pegasus Bridge.

Elements of 6 Commando

Troop HQ
Lt Daniel Faringey (Senior Leader), Sgt Fraser Smith (Senior Leader), PIAT team and 2" Mortar Team and Sniper

No1 Section
Cpl Sidney Squires (Junior Leader), LMG Team, Rifle Team

No2 Section
Cpl Fred Cooper (Junior Leader), LMG Team and Rifle Team

No3 Section
Cpl Stanley Whitaker (Junior Leader), 2x LMG Team and Sniper

Troop Support

  • 2Lt Arthur Sykes, FAO and 3" Mortar Team
  • Cpl Oliver Mount (Medic)


Elements, 192nd Panzergrenadier Regiment

Platoon HQ
Leutnant Willi Schneider (Senior Leader) and Panzerschreck Team

Sections 1-3 (identical - led by Obergefreiters (Junior Leaders) Hans Zupp, Paul Schmall, and Hermann Zeitsfrei.
1 LMG team and three riflemen and 1 LMG team and two riflemen. Two panzerfausts per section.

Platoon Support

  • Leutnant Franz Blindz, FAO and 81mm mortar team
  • Obergefreiter Karl Scmidt (Medic)
  • Regular Heer Infantry Section led by Obergefreiter (Junior Leader) Zelig Weber, 1x LMG team and 1x Rifle team including 1x Panzerfaust.
  • 1x Sdkfz 251
  • 1x Sdkfz 251/9 Stummel, led by Obergefreiter (Junior Leader) Franz Mueller

Collombes, with the Orne Bridge (objectives for the Germans - top centre)
viewed from the 192nd PzGren Btn start line in the West
Obergefreiter Hans Zupp's No1 Section comes under fire
from the stone cottage. Puffs of rifle and LMG fire can be seen in the windows
Obergefreiter Schmall's No2 Section is pinned with casualties as
the Commando Forward Observer calls for artillery support.
Leutnant Blindz the Artillery Observer advances to take up a spotting position
as Medic Obergefreiter Scmidt attempts to make contact with Schmall's men
near the Grocers.
Hans Zupp's section gets into the blind-spot of the stone cottage
attempting to outflank the British.
Cpl Sid Squires section advance on the row of terraced houses
with Cpl Franks the Medic
Squire's section heaps misery on Schmall's men behind the hedgerow
Lt Faringey arrives with PHQ in support of Squire's forward
position in the terraced houses.
German reinforcements arrive in the shape of Obergefreiter Weber's
Infantry who aim to help the flank assault.
Zeitsfrei's 3rd Section move up in their halftrack
The 192nd are thwarted once more by a second artillery barrage which kills
Schmidt the Medic and pins bot the 3rd Section in their halftrack and the Stummel
which has spent most of the game attempting to suppress the Commando's
in the stone cottage.

German morale collapses.


Colombelles, June 9th, 1944

After successfully relieving D Cmpany of the Ox and Bucks at Pegasus Bridge, elements of 6 Commando have pushed on along the Caen Canal and the River Orne to secure further bridges.

Elements of the 192nd Panzergrenadier Regiment stationed at Cairon, have renewed their assault against the British keen to make good their failure of attempting to take Pegasus Bridge.

Elements of 6 Commando

Troop HQ
Lt Daniel Faringey (Senior Leader), Sgt Fraser Smith (Senior Leader), PIAT team and 2" Mortar Team and Sniper

No1 Section
Cpl Sidney Squires (Junior Leader), LMG Team, Rifle Team

No2 Section
Cpl Fred Cooper (Junior Leader), LMG Team and Rifle Team

No3 Section
Cpl Stanley Whitaker (Junior Leader), 2x LMG Team and Sniper

Troop Support

  • 2Lt Arthur Sykes, FAO and 3" Mortar Team
  • Cpl Oliver Mount (Medic)


Elements, 192nd Panzergrenadier Regiment

Platoon HQ
Leutnant Willi Schneider (Senior Leader) and Panzerschreck Team

Sections 1-3 (identical - led by Obergefreiters (Junior Leaders) Hans Zupp, Paul Schmall, and Hermann Zeitsfrei.
1 LMG team and three riflemen and 1 LMG team and two riflemen. Two panzerfausts per section.

Platoon Support

  • Leutnant Franz Blindz, FAO and 81mm mortar team
  • Obergefreiter Karl Scmidt (Medic)
  • Regular Heer Infantry Section led by Obergefreiter (Junior Leader) Zelig Weber, 1x LMG team and 1x Rifle team including 1x Panzerfaust.
  • 1x Sdkfz 251
  • 1x Sdkfz 251/9 Stummel, led by Obergefreiter (Junior Leader) Franz Mueller

Collombes, with the Orne Bridge (objectives for the Germans - top centre)
viewed from the 192nd PzGren Btn start line in the West
Obergefreiter Hans Zupp's No1 Section comes under fire
from the stone cottage. Puffs of rifle and LMG fire can be seen in the windows
Obergefreiter Schmall's No2 Section is pinned with casualties as
the Commando Forward Observer calls for artillery support.
Leutnant Blindz the Artillery Observer advances to take up a spotting position
as Medic Obergefreiter Scmidt attempts to make contact with Schmall's men
near the Grocers.
Hans Zupp's section gets into the blind-spot of the stone cottage
attempting to outflank the British.
Cpl Sid Squires section advance on the row of terraced houses
with Cpl Franks the Medic
Squire's section heaps misery on Schmall's men behind the hedgerow
Lt Faringey arrives with PHQ in support of Squire's forward
position in the terraced houses.
German reinforcements arrive in the shape of Obergefreiter Weber's
Infantry who aim to help the flank assault.
Zeitsfrei's 3rd Section move up in their halftrack
The 192nd are thwarted once more by a second artillery barrage which kills
Schmidt the Medic and pins bot the 3rd Section in their halftrack and the Stummel
which has spent most of the game attempting to suppress the Commando's
in the stone cottage.

German morale collapses.


Monday, 5 September 2016

Colonial Marines and Aliens for Sale

The following figs up for sale - Pendrakens stunning Colonial Marines and Aliens. Painted and based.

Aliens:
3 'Queen command stands'
32 stands of aliens
12 stands of facehuggers

Predators x10

Colonial Marines:
APC Command Stand
Ripley/Bishop command stand
Colonial Marine dismounted command
3x APC
4x Tanks
10 stands of colonial marines
6 stands of colonial marine heavies/sentry guns




Sunday, 17 July 2016

10mm ECW Royalists for Baroque

I've had these figures knocking around for far too long originally bought for FoGR with a similar sized Parliamentarian force. Baroque has given me the excuse to get on with them and get them on the table.

A rustic paint job and obviously the bases need finishing but pleased with the overall results. I turned this lot out in about two weeks. 7 Infantry regiments, four artillery, two units of dragoons and the command stands still to finish.

I've got a box load of cavalry to plough through - probably twenty or so units of horse which will be given a speed painting job just to get the project complete.





Thursday, 14 July 2016

Space Marine Epic Armies for Sale

Three armies - painted Space Wolves, a MASSIVE Ork army and an unpainted Squat Army looking for new homes email me offers at scarborolad1ATskydotcom













Bad Moon Reisling

Another Baroque 30YW clash between German Catholics and the Swedes near the fictitious village of Bad-Reisling.

After a brief pause in the fighting, the Catholic Commander is incensed to learn that the Swede's have purposely contaminated the stills of the Bad-Reisling which gives the local wine its name.

Determined to restore German pride, he gathers his forces to take on the Swedes South of the village. The Swede's are still in the area of the still and await the Germans.

Battle lines drawn with the Swedes holding the open ground
and the fenced field to the left

Catholic Tercio massed for the push forward

Swedish Dragoons line the fenced field

Swedish Hackapells and Latta Rytarre face off
against the might of Catholic Cuirassiers

The Swede's press forward with some minor disruption to their battle lines

Swedish artillery engages the Tercio

Swedish guns find their range disordering a Tercio

Despite the Catholic Cavalry winning the initiative, the Swede's
are able to counter-charge and gain the initial advantage 

Latta Rytarre and Hakapells mix it with Cuirassiers. The German
second line holds fast on the hill to exploit any breakthrough

Catholic Tercio close on the Swedish Regiments

On the left flank the lighter troops of both armies press forward

As a Tercio moves into range a Swedish Regiments delivers a Salvo.....

before charging the Tercio!

The Swedish charge causes panic in the Tercio as the Swede's gain
a slight advantage in the ensuing melee.

A Veteran Swedish Regiment delivers a Salvo......

and also charges another Tercio which buckles under the assault.

Swedish cavalry sees off a unit of Cuirassiers. The Catholic Cavalry
flank is struggling to make an impact.

The skirmish on the left flank develops between
Dragoons, Shutzen, Musketeers and a Single
Swedish Regiment.

As the Catholic centre buckles under the ferocity of the Swedish
assault, the Swedes deploy their second line either side
of the second veteran regiment

Catholic Cavalry routs under the savage charge of them Swedish

Catholic Reiters beat off a Swedish charge with pistols!

Swedish Veterans clash with another tercio

The Skirmish continues on the left flank,
neither side making much progress.

The centre. A Swedish Regiment routs on the left whilst
a Catholic Tercio routs top right. Gaping holes have
appeared in the Catholic Centre as the Swedish second line begins to
add its weight.

Catholic Cavalry continues to give ground to the Swedes.

The Swedish second line flanking a veteran regiment heap
a whole lot of pain onto the Catholic Centre. The Reserve
tercio makes numbers count as it engages the Swedish veterans
that have swept into the rear.

The cavalry action continues to swing one way and then the other
as the Catholics withdraw a unit of Curiassiers. The Catholic Reiters
rout their opposite number and some parity is achieved as blown Swedish
horse is pushed back by Catholics close to breaking themselves.

The Swedish cavalry finally breaks the Catholic cavalry and
despite losing a unit of Veteran foot in melee, the Swedish pressure
in the centre forces the Catholics to retire leaving the still to the invaders.

The flank skirmish continues, but it is too little too late
for the Catholics

The Catholic lines retire in reasonable order, the Swedish cavalry being
blown and unable to pursue their enemy.