Tonight's game at the club was an Angus Konstam special with a Russian civil war sparring match between red and white forces.
The loyal communists were controlled by Bill Gilchrist and Campbell Hardie(both red to the core) whilst the white forces consisted of Latvians controlled by Bart Zynda,loyal Russians (with a big Austin-Putilov armoured car for support) controlled by myself.We were backed up by Jack Glanvilles's Freikorp forces.Once again I thought it was going to be easy(I think I was a First World war French general in a previous life).
We moved our forces towards our objectives which was a deserted village(or so we thought).I moved up the armoured car to draw fire,which it did,from all points of the globe.The revolting reds heaviest weapon was a field gun but lucky for me it couldn't see me but that didn't stop the maxim guns and rifles opening up on me.These shots were just laughed of in a pitiful manner.The Russian guns just changed targets and wiped out one of Bart's cossack squads.We played "Setting the east ablaze"rules which can be lethal(no saving throws).
The reds hurried there men on to hold the village as we slowly crossed the board.
Jack's Freikorps were ambushed from nearby woods by a squad of local factory workers.This just p'ed Jack off so the workers were shot at and were charged with the usual ruthless German efficiency.
Campbell had placed a maxim gun on the edge of a wood and this gave him a good field of fire over the board which he used to great effect in tying down Bart's forces,and then he was supplemented by a squad of infantry which took a while to dislodge but the maxim gun held on to the end(only because I couldn't move the armoured car up to overrun them due to horrible movement dice).
Participants:- Jack Glanville-Freikorps
Bart Zynda -Cossacks,Latvians and Tchanka
Tim Watson -Russians.
Campbell Hardie(both reds in the beds).
Organising,figure provider,and all round major domo-Angus,Count von Konstam of Orkney.
Photos provided by Bart Zynda as my phone has turned petulant.