Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Point Defence part two

The other Indian section are becoming more and more pinned down. 

While the Bengal Lancers come under a withering fire from the central ruin.

To make things even worse for the Imperial forces a band of mounted Pathans sweep onto the field.

The blinking screw gunners couldn't hit a barn door, they rolled a one to hit three or four times in this game.

The commander of the Bengal Lancers had to take shelter in the ruins as his men were shot out of their saddles. Hiding in the ruins he is hard to hit but accurate Pathan fire scores a pin marker and he is forced out of the objective under a hail of bullets.

The mounted Pathans recklessly charge the British section who react with devastating fire. Only the leader makes it into melee and he dies swiftly, he does kill one Brit however.

The two Ghazis pass their morale and charge the gunners.

The gunners might not be very good shots, but by jingo they can fight.

The remaining Indian section with three pin markers manages to rally.

And immediately take fire from their tormentors.

Losing more casualties.

The Brits break cover and advance on the enemy positions. Giving fire as they advance.

But they come under accurate fire and lose four men.

Gor blimey, a hit at last!.

But the Pathans dive for cover and casualties are light.

The Indian section storm forward and take the objective with the bayonet and rifle butt.

The seventh and final turn sees the British section charge the central objective.
But they lose the fight for the central objective!. So close but yet so far...
Victory goes to the Pathans.
What a cracking game!.  I enjoyed it so much that I am going to replay it despite having birthday goodies vying for attention.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Paul- You've done a superb amount of painting there of the 54s. Have had a look at AIP- very enticing. Good on the British for winning the skirmish battle. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Thanks KEV, I still have about twenty to paint and I may repaint the khaki trousers on my British infantry to a lighter shade. The Brits actually lost the battle by only securing one out of the three objectives, I will edit the post to make it clearer. It was very close though and a very exciting game.
      Regards,
      Paul.

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  2. What a splendid game! I was going to ask about the figures. 54mm judging from the previous comment, correct? Great stuff in any case.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Thanks Stokes, you are correct, 54mm Armies In Plastic. I was going to use 20mm metals from either Newline or Jacklex and probably should have with regard to my little 4x3 board. But I like the presence of the 54mm soldiers so here we are!.
      Regards,
      Paul.

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  3. Fantastic battle and report Paul. Very enjoyable read and worth the wait for the second half!
    Somebody should get the screw gun crew to change to regular infantry!

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    1. Thanks Maudlin Jack, I think the gunners need some more action to get their eye in. Actually I did intend to convert the kneeling crewmen but left them with their rifles so I can use them as either gunners or infantry.
      Cheers,
      Paul.

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  4. A near run thing indeed. Great stuff, thanks.

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    1. Thank you kindly Prince Lupus, it was a particularly entertaining game.
      Regards,
      Paul.

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  5. Fun looking game with classic figures, Paul!

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    1. Thanks Dean, it was a lot of fun, Bolt Action works well for this small set up.
      Regards,
      Paul.

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