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WW2 Soviet Assault - 10mm Flames of War

There was an WW2 Eastern Front battle played by Ray, Ron, Simon, and Joe …the encounter saw the Germans holding the town and main routeway being assaulted by a large Russian armoured force. The armour took a pounding and many Russian troops fell…but the Russians managed to scrape a tactical win.

Puerto Cabello, cutting out the Hermione - Sails of Glory

Admiral Sir Hyde Parker sent a squadron of four "5th" rates to retrieve his Majesties property from the Spanish in Puerto Cabello. Orders were to capture the Hermione if possible, or burn her to the waterline. Some dubious captaincies saw one British ships run aground (I dare say the Admiralty would be removing that captain from service!). Some dodgy table top weather also played its part with the British becoming becalmed as they sailed past the shore batteries.  Although the fort was silenced one Frigate was lost and the Hermione was slightly damaged by fire. The Spaniards won the day and a rear Admiral was assigned to a desk at the Admiralty.

Bolt Action WW2

 

Henry and Will seeing the British paras take on the Germans. A lot of artillery was dropping around the village, but the game ended as a draw.

Battle of Iuka in 1862 Mississippi - 6mm Black Powder 

The Confederates tried to destroy an isolated Union brigade before the remaining Union forces came into action. Some Union orders were mixed up resulting in brigades being held up longer than expected. By nightfall the Confederates had failed to achieve the decisive result they needed and were being pushed back towards Iuka by superior Union numbers. A historical result.