On the last Sunday of 2013, the Chuckadice gang got together at Zob's for our seasonal all-day gaming extravaganza. Chain of Command was the order of the day this year, followed by Zombicide for a light hearted evening game.
The CoC game was a bit different, with 3 players a side and based on a hypothetical history. What if France fell, then Britain lost the Battle of Britain and the Germans invaded. We had two camps, with the nasty Hun/Italian types commanded by Colin and Zob, ably supported by the Fascist British commanded by Panjo/Pingu. The had an understrength German platoon (2 squads of regulars), a British Fascist Platoon (1 regular squad and 2 green squads) an independent squad of Italian regulars, a mighty L6 light tank, a captured 18pdr gun and a tripod MG. They were also awaiting the arrival of reinforcements in the shape of another 2 squad German platoon with an armoured truck and a Panzer 38 in support.
|Nasty Germans (Zob, Colin and Panjo)|
The gallant defenders of British sovereignty had 2 mixed platoons each with 2 regular and 1 green squads. There support consisted of 3 ex-Polish tankettes and a HMG armed steam tank. They were also awaiting reinforcement by a mixed platoon with 1 regular 1 green infantry squads, a mounted yeomanry squad, an armoured steam truck with an mg and a Rolls Royce armoured car.
|Andy and Nathan, Defenders of the Realm|
The game played well, with the British forcing their right flank in an attempt to circle around the town. The fascist British seized the town, but were largely kept away from the main British attack by the attentions of a single squad of British Local Defence Volunteers behind a hedge, supported by the single cannon armed tankette. This was exacerbated by the fact that the German reinforcements also came on on that side of the table.
|Nathan finds Germans in the wood|
|That building is infested with Highlanders|
|Andy's flank guard of LDV types|
|The massed British advance, WW1 style|
|The fascist British look for the pub|
|The Germans "didn't like it up 'em!"|
|Armoured(ish) support for Andy's LDV|
|Italians leave the barracks, ready to be confused|
|British reinforcements arrive|
|As do the Germans, under Unterofficer Zobski|
|Cavalry support the advance|
The evening game was Zombicide, continuing our games of Prison Outbreak. Things did not go well, with almost everybody getting munched and being zombified and horrible. Damn and blast.
|Looks ok, lets get going folks.|
|Where the hell did all those zombies come from?|