Sunday, 17 December 2017

Panzergrenadier Deluxe - Hill 112

Another game of BGPzG yesterday at John's. Some great 15mm stuff on show and a lovely set of rules, with activation mechanisms which can be enhanced with scarce impetus. You can almost do what you want, until the initiative swings, and you lose control of the battle.

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To the pics!!!

 The approach is open, almost devoid of cover...

British armour clusters left of centre, hoping to exploit a weakness in the hidden defences.


 The 88 appears early, taking out armour at long range, which can do little in response. The British need to close in fast, and shut it down.


Though well entrenched defenders start to appear.

 

 
 Some progress in the centre.



 As allied armour loses some of its assets on the left to the 88 and PzIV.




Reinforcements make the difference...


...though the Germans have them too, in spades.


 

 

The Tiger is ultimately taken out by some effective long range anti-tank fire, though the British armour finds it impossible to close any further.


By game end, the British have suppressed/neutralised enough of the Germans to gain the upper hand, and the game ends on victory points.

A nice set of rules, which, when they get going flow smoothly. A great game as usual.

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    1. 'twas very good. Though far too much alcohol consumed (on my part)...though I got through the battle first :)

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  2. Good AAR thanks
    Looks like a hard tough slog for the British

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    1. Thanks Geordie. Yes, a nice set of rules and they do mimic that slog very well. Hard to get stuff moving in the face of overwhelming firepower, so you have to be a bit sneaky about using infantry.

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  3. Outstanding Darren. No celebrates Christmas like we wargamers! :)

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    1. You got it Steve. A great game - and a Merry Christmas to all across the pond.

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  4. I love seeing Churchills on a table, a surprisingly rare sight in blog reports. I like the way that the defence reveals itself during play. I did have the very first version of the rules and have their Battles of the West Vol I scenario book, so I think at my next show, I will have another look at these rules.

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    1. The scenarios are very nice. I'm in a similar position - where I picked up the scenario books, and the rules are solid too - there's a little more complexity but just a matter of getting used to I think.

      Those Churchills were really beautiful - all the figures were too. I've always been sold on 15mm, just ended up with too much 20mm to change now I guess.

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  5. Nice pics, a great looking game!

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    1. Cheers Phil. The 15mm stuff looks great.

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  6. Great looking game your Ducness, like yourself i have been tempted by 15mm of late but have a little too much 20mm as it is!.

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    1. 15mm looks good, but 20mm plastic is God's own true scale (and material). ;)

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