Bill had organised a Rapid Fire WW2 game so the East Lothian contingent headed out to Bill's shack picking up Mr Ray on the way as all his rock and roll touring had dulled his senses and made him get his pick up times slightly mixed up.We met up there with cheif skulker Donald Adamson who regaled us with his archaeological dig stories from his recent trip to Brora.
|Four pictures of a nicely set up board.|
|A dinky period train.|
I havn't played Rapid Fire for a wee while so it was yet another learning curve as I have a few sets of rules buzzing about my head and trying to remember them can be a bit tricky.As I always say rules should fit the side of an A4 sheet of paper.
Forces were divvied up and I took the part of a German recce squadron equipped with motorbikes and support.Brilliant I thought until I went into action and found that my forces flattered to deceive as although my sidecars were armed with machine guns in reality this was not the case.The figures were just cosmetic.Colin Jack took care of the Slovaks who were guarding the railway station and were also ensconsed in the fantastic looking prewar train.Mr Ray for failing to be where he should have been was appointed the army's oppengruppenfuhrer.
Bill,Donald and Dave O'Brien took charge of the dastardly partisans out for anything they could lay their hands on.As usual with partisans games they were all deemed as hidden and only came to light when you all but stand on them.
|We had a few side plots.These were supply trucks meant as cannon fodder for the despicable ruffians.|
|Donald's all out assault|
|Who'll get there first?|
|Dave's solitary forces(for the moment)|
|Mr Ray assaulted on all sides and not by groupies!|
|Some of Donald's forces on parade|
|Bit of a minor hiccup|
|Bill's vandals up to no good.|
|Ready to thwart Bill's plans.|
|Bill's doing a Donald(skulking)|
|It's just a flesh wound.|
|Donald finally hits pay dirt or the water tower in this case.C|
|Colin's forces out the train,tickets checked and raring to go!|
|In the starting stalls|
We then decided that since the game had only started to continue the game in three weeks time.Watch this space.
More photos on Bill's Flicker page.
Scenery,figs and scenario were all supplied by Bill himself with Colin supplying the steam train.
Thanks also to Helena for once again surpassing herself with an amazing repast washed down by some local beer and I don't mean Tenants.
See you when I see you!