Welcome to my blog. I have upwards of 100 projects in various stages of incompletion or total abandonment, so you may well find something of interest if you rummage about a bit. I concentrate on air and naval wargaming, but other 'skirmishy' things quite often pop up out of nowhere, only to disappear again after something else grabs my attention. I even finish the occasional project now and again!
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Third Workers and Peasants Shock Brigade!
Although my car has been playing up over the weekend, with squishy brakes and a strange hissing noise when the pedal is used, it looks like the Back of Beyond game is all systems go!
In a futile bid to intimidate my Tsarist opponent, I've worked out a formidable force for the meeting engagement scenario in which we'll be crossing ideological swords. As you can see, I've gone for mobility over firepower, choosing not to use any off table artillery but making sure I have good air and armour support.
One unit (8 figures) - Cheka volunteers, T3 / M5, stubborn with bombs Three units (12 figures) of Red infantry with bombs, T2 / M3
Plus one LMG per unit One Sniper, T5 / M5 One HMG, T2 / M4 One Field Gun, T2 /M3 One Austin Armoured Car, 2 x MG (ST) One Whippet Tank, 1 x MG(T) One Nieuport 16 aircraft One commissar figure Total = 746
If that doesn't work I still have the Cheka as back up and the Commissar to add a little 'encouragement' to the rest of the infantry, as and when the time comes for a tactical withdrawal.