Well it is Pearl Harbour day and getting into the pantomime season.
Pre Xmas game in Sleepy Hollow-sorry Garvald,the one Xmas tree town saw us being true to the day indulging in a Bolt Action game involving Japanese,Chinese and Americans.
Five of us turned up including young Isaac Neal who obviously needed a bit r&r before his maths exam at Edinburgh University the following day.
|The Neal boys make a plan|
The game plan was for the Japanese to take over an airfield being built by the Seebees.Dave and I were going to attack the airfield whilst Bill's hordes would deal with the reinforcements.Sounded like a quick evening.How many times have you heard that from me.
|The object of our desire|
|Our plucky armour|
It started well for us with the American mortar being eliminated by our own mortar and the defenders taking a few casualties-but not enough.I decided to charge as I had noticed that Colin's defenders had a dice that statingthat they had already moved but it turned out that was a dice from previous turn that hadn't been moved so being a gentleman and it was his dojo I gave him benefit of doubt which cost me dearly.
|Hand to hand(but a wee bit blurred)|
Dave's infantry were being the object of desire from the airfield's other defenders and went down never to play an important part in this evening's festivities apart from being cannon fodder.
|"Oh the grand old duke of York"|
Bill's plan were to storm through the village albeit at a snail's pace hoping to get to grip with Mr Ray and Isaac's forces but it turned into a slogging match with hardly any ground being taken or given.
|More of Bill's boys|
|Looking for a gap|
|Bandits at twelve o'clock high|
|The good guys arrive|
|Target rich envirnoment|
|"This is how it's done boys"|
Bill's forces had made slow headway through the town and apart from destroying one of Colin's vehicles we were heading for stalemate and the final whistle with a score draw as the result.
All figs ,scenery and scenario provided by Colin Jack as well as a scrumptious Biryani complemented by some haggis pakora-an unusual combination.
This brings the shutter down on our 2016 figure games but I'm sure I can fit in a game of something before the end of the year.