Well, finally everyone has caught up with me and my 6mm moderns, so much so that we are in the midst of writing and adapting Games Workshops' Epic rules to suit modern armies!
With much list frothing going on over the past two weeks, some speed painting and some general smack talk going on, it was time to have our first test of the rules.
The game was British and Israelis against Soviets and Syrians, 1000 points per force.
I was running...
Mechanised Company (42nd Black Watch), with 3 attached Milan Sections
Tank Troop- 3 Challenger 1 (Royal Scots Dragoon Guard)
1 AV8b Harrier from the Royal Navy
So... 3 activations, 13 Warriors, 3 Challengers, a load of Infantry and the solitary Harrier.
Add that to Jason's force of Israelis being a Merkava Company, an Infantry Company in M113s and an F-16, and it looked like alot of stuff.
However, the War Pac brought
3 Companies of T-72, 1 Company of Mechanised Infantry, 3 Zeus AA tanks, Sagger armed scout vehicles, Recon tanks, a Hind Gunship and a DESTROYER. So... we were horrendously outnumbered and outgunned.
The Russian flank ready to advance
With our superior initiative, we planned to hit hard and fast, hoping to deal big damage to the enemy forces.
The Israelis claim forward objectives, only to come under fire from T-72s
The Black Watch advance, engaging enemy Recon and T-72 tanks with their Raden and Milan
Raden Cannons wreak havoc on BMP-2
It was at this point that the Destroyer began to make it's presence known, unleashing a vicious barrage of SAM missiles at our incoming Aircraft...
So many targets, pity you are dodging missiles...
The Israeli Mechanised Infantry on the Left Flank suffered heavily under T-72 bombardment
Boom go the aluminium bath tubs!
But soon enough, the Merkava Company arrived and showed off what they could do...
The Royal Scots Dragoons had been observing the battlefield from afar, taking in all the sights. Unfortunatly, they themselves were spotted by a marauding Crocodile...
It's got HOW many Rockets?
And, for the first time (ever) a Challenger was lost to enemy fire!
The Harrier came streaking in, seeking vengance and loosed a sidewinder at the Hind....
Only to have the missile have no effect!
The Challengers upon losing a single tank, became instantly broken and never did anything further in the game. Sigh. Which is something we are going to tweak in the rules!
The Black Watch were engaging not only T-72 tanks, but also a full Soviet mechanized infantry company by this time, Radens and Milan pumping out fire at full force...
And being shot back, a lot
The Israeli Merkava Company suffered tremendous casualties from the enemy T-72 tanks (Jas and I didn't actually pass an armour save with our tanks. 6 of them. On a 4+. Sigh) which left the Black Watch even more unsupported!
Proving that when the going gets tough, the Scots get angry, they proceeded to engage the enemy tanks with all their firepower, getting good results! Destroying multiple T-72 with Milan ATGMs, and even destroying one with a Raden!
Ok, so we destroyed five, that still leaves... more tanks than we started with. Oh.
The Syrians on the left flank captured all the objectives, the Israelis suffered too many casualties to counter their advances, leaving the Warsaw Pact in charge of the battlefield!
The battlefield with a whole lot of burning stuff
Casualties on all sides were immense, the Harrier was shot down (eventually) by SAM missiles, the Black Watch lost almost half of their Warriors, as well as most of their Milan ATGM teams, as well as the Challenger 1.
So for the much vaunted Air Superiority and Tank Superiority, neither did the west any good! Bit hard to claim superiority when they die just as quick as the T-72....
All up, a super fun game. And actually not many big things to tinker with rules wise. I need to give some more thought to army composition, but I like having problems to solve. And I sure as anything have my work cut out for myself when I am outnumbered 3 to 1 by guns which can vapourize my tanks!
Finishing the last of my 6mm British tonight, then will crack into the Americans...