With Lady Watson still knocking the cherry vodka back in Warsaw I decided to head for the club to see what was on offer.The usual suspects were playing a Napoleonic game which for me was an instant turnoff.
|Lull before the storm|
On offer at the next table was a game called Spectre Operations which raised my eyebrows but alas it wasn't a James Bond game that I hadn't heard off but a game involving New Zealand special forces against insurgents in some mythical state on the Arabian peninsula.Obviously although the game sounded like some real scenario taking place in another part of the middle east the names had been changed as the actual skirmishes might have felt a bit to close to home.
|Typical downtown Thursday evening.|
|It actually had more bark than bite.|
|My squad leader just about to fire a well placed grenade into the onrushing horde.|
|A few well placed shots|
|The one shot that turned everything upside down.|
This changed the whole outlook of the game with forces pounding our guys with machine gun and rpg fire most of he time unchallenged as the focus of the insurgent fire was concentrated on my second squad as the first squad were out of the line of fire.
|Jack heading for a bar room brawl|
His squad ended up going toe to toe with insurgents in some buildings where shotguns and grenade were used with abandon.
|A balcony with a view.|
As the evening wore on it was obvious from our casualties it was time to get out of Dodge but since we had no helicopters it was going to be a long walk home.Luckily the final whistle went and no more damage could be done to us.
A very good game where the rules balanced out the difference in numbers.
Figures and scenario were provided by Michael Charge with Jack Glanville providing the NZ Special Op forces(although I think he is away to paint some with shotguns) as well as scenery.
Also thanks to Campbell Hardie for letting me use some of his photos. Thanks for the game boys.