After summer holidays it was time for some naval action, this time with David Manley’s rather spiffing Form Line of Battle rules. Three ships a side, Swedes against Russians. Fun and furious game, but it might make sense to adjust the boarding rules to make it even more difficult to grapple and board enemy ships. The Swedes managed to lose …
Russian revolution 100 theme. And while the rest of the Gemi crew is in a convention in Helsinki, I am chumming with the good people of Pendraken. Me and Leon, to quote “perfect radio faces”.
Gentlemen Miniature Gamers and Brass Band of Kaisaniemi wish you a Merry Christmas.
A great online resource for the Soviet – Finnish border areas is the karjalankartat.fi site. You can search for places and download accurate contemporary maps.
The Soviet spearhead advanced into Finland. The Finns torched any buildings that could offer shelter the invaders, blew up all the bridges and felled trees to slow down the Soviets. The first phase of the battle was a cavalry advance by the Russians. This forced the Finns to deploy most of their troops on the table. The cavalry then retreated …
We fought the first battle in our Winter of No Surrender campaign. The Red Army crossed the border at Rajajoki with two sections of border guards and a section of engineers. The battle ended in a major Finnish victory.
Winter of No Surrender Winter of No Surrender (WoNS) is part of our official WWII CoC Grande Campaign. Players on both sides will have their own player characters leading platoons (on the Finnish side) and companies (Soviet side) / other forces and engage in historical scenarios over 105 days of fighting on the Karelian Isthmus. Any characters surviving the Winter …
Heikki organised a CoC game based on a historical WW2 battle with a long range Finnish patrol fighting NKVD troops. History was reversed, the Finns launched furious charges and decimated the Soviets with their SMG fire. Heavy casualties all round. On another table Petri’s confederates trashed Eero’s Union army in a 1861 Longstreet game. As usual.
We were having a go at Napoleonics with Jim. 200 points of Spanish vs French in an early Peninsular game. The Spanish hordes managed to hold their lines and beat back the higher quality French. Very nice game, the system is one of our favourites.
Some additions to the Club’s WWII vehicle selection. British, desert camo: 3x Matilda II Grant Lee Crusader M4 Sherman 4x Universal Carrier Daimler Mk II Armoured Scout Car LRDG Chevrolet Truck LRDG Willy’s Jeep British, green camo Bishop (25-pdr on Carrier Valentine) Leyland Retriever Truck French Somua S35