I played in a Force on Force game hosted by Chris Maes in the first session. I love this game. It is a small unit game. When one uses sound tactics, they are rewarded. And when one uses poor tactics, they will generally get one in a world of shit. This the second game of Force on Force hosted by Chris that I have played in. The first was last year. He runs a very good game.
The scenario was as follows; The French went into an Afghan village and got themselves in a world of hurt. The French begin the game with wounded troopers, I played part of the French team and let me say the words merde and foutre were ringing out all over the valley. It was a very hard game for the French to win. I am not saying it was not possible to win, but many things had to go right for the French, Afghan Allies and Americans and it did not. An example of this, one of the mechanics in Force on Force is when one is rolling for initiative to see who fires first. If a one is rolled by either player, a Fog of War card is drawn. I believe eight or nine Fog of War cards were drawn and only two were beneficial to our side. The Afghan side got reinforcements on several occasions and one card gave an Afghan unit better stats. Ultimately the French took it in les sous-vêtement.
|The Commander is the figure on the left with white Kepi.|
|American Special Forces|
The second Bolt Action Game was a D Day game. Basically there were three different battles going on. One was regular Ally troops attacking Wehrmacht troops. The middle part of the table was British paras fighting ze Germans over a town. The last bit of the battle were British Paras on the defensive fight against ze Germans again.
This is a game of French retreat from Moscow. They were home brew rules with very well painted miniatures.
|Napoleon is in the middle|
I did not take a photo of what battle this was, another oops. This game of Regimental Fire and Fury was run by Lowell Hamilton.
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