Sunday, 30 March 2014

15mm Polish Soviet War

I met up with a few old friends yesterday for a 15mm game set in the Polish Soviet War of 1919-21.  The rules were a home brew set using a variety of mechanisms from other rule sets for other periods.  I was on the Polish side and our objective was to capture two of the towns on the table but one had to be the town on the far edge.  Unfortunately we had no idea where the Soviets were and our plan ran into instant problems once we had seen their deployment (as they had almost all their full Division concentrated in the town we were intending assault first).  I was in command of the Polish 6th Regiment which took a bit of a pasting trying to push round the town whilst the 5th Regiment assaulted it.  Meanwhile our mobile column of cavalry, motorised infantry and armoured cars easily captured the other one by the railway line and then faced the might of the Soviet cavalry.

The game was a lot of fun with the almost compulsory inclusion of weird armoured cars, ineffective air support and an armoured train; but ended as a Soviet victory as we couldn't break into the first town and were about to be assaulted by the Soviet's second full Division!

It was a pretty exhausting day with a 340 mile round trip in the car and 7 full hours of gaming but well worth it.  Here are some photos from the day:



























10 comments:

  1. Looks classic Exiles stuff to me Al, brilliant

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    1. Probably as they are mostly John's figures - plus all the players are or were Exiles!

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    2. Is that a Count Cavalry charge special down the center of the table?

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    3. Very possibly - although you'll need to blame Mr Mills for that!

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  2. Very nice, although a little too much saturated with armored units for a historical scenario.

    Keep up a good work !

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    1. I'm still reading into the period (plus I am aiming for a bigger scale) and so I'm not best placed to argue on that one!

      Thanks.

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  3. Very nice looking game. Love your ACs, planes and train! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. None of the kit is actually mine - I'm planning to do this in 28mm (although the games won't be this size!).

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  4. Looks great! 15mm all the way!! :)

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