Canadians versus germans

Last sunday I met my friends Micke and Peter on the
gaming table for a nice game of FoW.
Micke had prepared everything including scenery, painted
vehicles and figures and of course snacks. :)
Me and Peter were chosen to play the Candians and Micke
played the germans.
We both played fearless veterans and had between 1700 to
2000 points each. I was a bit rusty with the FoW-rules but
we played for fun and the others helped me out.
Me and Peter were both amphibious and the germans played
the defender. The setting was in Holland late of the war in
the area of Arnhem. The game was very intense but also
fun and a lot of surprises evolved.
Micke won because we halted the game but if we played one
or two more rounds the canadians had pushed the germans
back to retreat because they had no reserves or tanks left.
Very nice game and thankyou Micke for the hospitality and 
the danish salty sticks. :)

Förra söndagen träffade jag mina vänner Micke och Peter för
att spela lite FoW. Micke hade förberett med scenografi, målade
figurer och fordon samt tilltugg. :)
Jag och Peter fick spela kanadensarna och Micke de tyska försvararna.
Vi fick 1700-2000 poäng och båda var veterans och målet med spelet
var att spela för att ha trevligt. Jag var lite rostig när det gällde reglerna
men de andra hjälpte mig. Både jag och Peter var båda amfibie-burna
och det var roligt att testa detta. Spelet var stundtals intensivt och erbjöd
många överraskningar. Platsen var i närheten av Arnhem i Holland.
Micke vann spelet eftersom vi avbröt men då var hans reserver och
tanks uttömda och om vi fått en eller två rundor till så hade det slutat
med en total kanadensisk seger.
Stort tack Micke för gästfriheten och för de delikata salta pinnarna.
The scenery

The canadian objectives
The battle report

Achtung Panzer!

Churchill-tank using flamers against
small armoured cars...

The german defence break down

Peter assault the island and clear
it from german forces

Almost canadian victory! :)

Sotr-version of german Steyr Type 1500A/01

I bought a nice german WWII multipurpose mini-truck
on retail a couple of months ago and now I have
built the original model. Soon I will convert it to
something more Sotr. :)
I am planning to build a rocket-ramp and also
a fixed machine-gun. I will publish the finished
result soon.

Jag köpte en tysk lastbil som användes till många
olika uppdrag under andra världskriget för några
månader sedan. Jag är nu klar med den ursprungliga
modellen men kommer inom kort att konvertera
den till något som känns mer soTR. :)
Jag planerar att bygga raketramper och en stationär
kulsprutestation. Jag kommer inom kort att
publicera det färdiga resultatet.


On wednesday the 16th of april I got an invitation
to play the boardgame Incursion by my friend Pär.
The game was simple in its basic tactics and 
the first scenario was to be played between
american apes with guns and german zombies.
The apes were two and the zombies got more
each round. The goal of the game was for the
americans to cross the gamingboard from A to B
and to the zombies to kille one or the two apes.
It turned out to be an ape-victory. :)
I liked the graphics of the game and the Sotr-feeling.

Nice game and I am looking forward playing again.

Onsdagen den 16 april blev jag inbjuden till spel
av min vän Pär. Vi valde att spela brädspelet Incursion
och det var helt nytt för mig.
Spelet var enkelt i sin uppbyggnad och man kunde
i grundspelet välja mellan att spela amerikanerna som
representerades av "apes". Dessa "apes" var beväpnade
k-pistar och 2 till antalet.
Jag valde att spela tyskarna och deras zombies som
formligen vällde in från min spelhalva varje runda.
Spelets mål för amerikanerna var att ta sig tvärs över
spelplanen med en av sina figurer och om jag lyckades
nedkämpa en av dessa så hade jag vunnit.
Aporna var dock starka och det blev en apseger. :)
Snyggt spel och roligt att spela.Ser fram emot att spela
detta snart igen.


The KRW leads the way in SoTR

This weekend I played my first game of SoTR in Lund.
I played the germans and my friend Pär the russians.

We agreed on 50 points each to pick troops and support.
The setting was for my first time in a winter-scenery.

The ruins and extras were all very good and also very
inspirational. The russians Pär chose to play with were
a mixture of naval infantry and a Bren-carrier with a 
flamethrower. On top of these Pär had a medium mortar
and some anti-mech rifles. My chosing of troops are listed

Command squad 5p(1 staff sergeant, 1 leutnant, 3 skyttar ) 5 p

3 squads : 27 p
1 officer (pistol)
1 unter-officer
1 panzerfausts
1 LMG-squad
5 riflemen
2 Panzerschreck: 4p
Zombiehorde(10 figures) x2: 8 p
KäferRaketenWerfer (medium mortar):4 p
HMG: 3p
Light armour-platoon upgrade

The russian setup:
HQ (camouflage+elite)
1 Lt:        PPSH-K/SKS+Stalins fury+grenades
1 Cpl:      Sniper rifle+grenades
1 Com:    PPSH-K/SKS+grenades
1             Mech rifle+grenades
1             PPSH-A+grenades
1             PPSH-K/SKS+grenades

3x units(camouflage+elite):
1 sgt:      PPSH-K+Stalins fury+grenades
1 cpl:       PPSH-K+grenades
1             PPSH-A+grenades
1             Mech rifle+grenades
1             Packed Dushka´s+grenades
1             PPSH-K+grenades

4x mech rifle-units(camouflage+elite):
1 cpl:     Mech rifle+pistol+grenades
1            Rifle+grenades

4x Anti armour-units(camouflage+elite):
1 cpl:     RPG(medium AT)+pistol+grenades
1            Rifle+grenades

1 cpl:        medium mortar+pistol+grenades
1 loader:   Rifle+grenades
1 spotter:  Rifle+grenades
1 Ammo c.:Rifle+grenades

WASP-veteran (Flamer, VL, III (6/12/16)
1 sgt:   SMG
1          SMG

The game. On the first round Pär got the initiative and started

hitting my KRW. Two men out of four got hit by mortar-fire from
the russians. Then Pär moved one of his squads in the middle
of the table fitted with anti-mech rifles.
On my first turn I wanted to get a better position with my panzer-

schreckteam on my left flank. My tactic was to knock out the
Bren with the flametrower as soon as possible.
The rest of my squads moved all forward and also my two zombie-
squads. I tried to activate my remains of my mortarservice but failed...
On turn two the russians shot down my loader in my panzerschreck-
team on my left flank and the gunner went panic and hid in the nearby
ruin. The russians in the middle started fireing on my panzerschreck-
team placed in my center but missed but shot down two zombies.
The rest started to moved forward against my position and on the
right flank they reached a small stone-wall.
My second turn started very good and I managed to load and fire my
KRW against the russian opponents on my right flank and killed two of them
and forced the rest to withdraw back to the nearest threeline.
In the middle I fired through a small stonewall and inflicted som damage on
a antimech-rifle-team. On my left flank I moved quickly forward to avoid
exposing as little as possible.
The russians continued firing with mortars and riflefire but inflicted only

little damage.
On turn three the russians moved forward with the Bren carrier and
toasted two of my riflemen but the rest my right-flank squad held out.
In the middle the russians started to fire on my command-squad hidden
in a ruined building and forced my troops back and also continued moving
forward taking a tactical position. The mortars pounded some fire on my left flank and inflicted some more damage.
I directed almost all my fire on the left flank to knock the Bren carrier out

and it got halted. The rest of my troops returned fire but the game was 
over after the russian naval infantry reached its tactical position.
Pär won a tactical victory but it was a fair fight and very fun to play.
German lineup.

The russian mortar-team.(Painted by Pär)

Russian and german mortar-fire.

The position of all russians and germans.


The KRW is down but not out...

The russians reach their winning-position.

The evil Bren carrier is imobilized. :)

Soon we will play a re-match! I am looking forward to this.