Little Cold Wars. So now you know why I was painting all these North Koreans and the Great Patriotic War surplus Sturmovik and Lavochkin. I also made some new hills - they're the brown ones in the photos and roads.
In the event the scenario needs a bit of tweaking as I felt is was unsatisfactory - though all four players enjoyed it. We'll try the revised version next year but I thought you'd want to see the photos anyway. John was Col. Smith with Graham as his artillery officer. Martin and Tim led the commies.
The situation is pretty well known. Basically an under-strength US infantry battalion (1/21st) has been hurriedly flown from Japan, driven across Korea for several days and them dumped on a wet and muddy hillside which sits astride the NK route south. What could go wrong?
As usual with Little Cold Wars games the figures are 1/32, vehicles 1/50ish and aircraft 1/72. Stands are US platoons or KPA half-companies.
So exciting was the game that I kept forgetting to take photos. Above - TF Smith having dealt with the first T-34s the others begin a flanking move.
recently completed IL-2 was in the air - and supported only by a bent wire clothes hanger it flew down the road bombing and strafing. To no great effect.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Sunday, 10 December 2017
Friday. Needing another Soviet aircraft to accompany my Sturmovik I went rummaging for the fighter (was it a YAK or a Lavochkin?) I was convinced was in stock. Either my search skills or memory were at fault though, as I couldn't find such a thing. The internet responded well to the challenge and this Italeri LA-5 kit arrived on the Friday.
Monday. Painted camo and details.
Tuesday. Applied decals and varnish.
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Spargapises, committed suicide rather then be ransomed. None of this endeared Cyrus to the local Queen, Tomyris, who ordered her archers to target the Persian King . It clearly worked for Cyrus perished on the field. What would happen this time round?
So Cyrus lives still!
The Persian line soon surged forward
My plan was to keep the enemy pinned against the hill line.
As you can see, it got very messy in the centre.
So Cyrus lives still!