Saturday, December 9, 2017

US Armoured Rifles vs US Light tanks in No Retreat


Shemans wading through the carnage while dominating the battlefield!

Game 3 of the Lords of War 80 point MW tournament was against Matt and his Stuart horde in No Retreat. My entire force is mechanised and while Matt had way more tanks than I did but he also had an entire infantry formation as part of his army which meant that I would be attacking. The deep immediate reserves were going to work in my favour limiting Matt to only a single tank platoon.

Big Willie's US Armoured Rifles
OC and 2IC in jeeps
Small Armoured Rifle platoon
Small Armoured Rifle platoon
Armoured Mortars
4 x Lees
4 x Shermans

Matt's US Light Tanks
OC and 2IC in Stuarts
5 x Stuarts
5 x Stuarts
5 x Stuarts
3 x T30s
Armoured Mortars

OC and 2IC infantry
Full Rifle platoon
Full Rifle platoon
4 x Lees

Set Up
Objectives are on the left side of the ruined Monastery and just in front of the ruined red building moving directly towards the camera

Thursday, December 7, 2017

US Armoured Rifles vs DAK Infantry in Counterattack


Shermans flank DAK Panzers while US infantry hold the line!

Game 2 of the Lords of War MW 80 point tournament was against Dean and his DAK infantry. This would mark my second ever game of v4. Again I'm sure that I made mistakes but I would like to think that I'm slowly starting to understand the mechanics of v4. The mission was Counterattack which was going to make it hard on Dean as he would have to race me across the desert to secure the far objective and I would be mounted.

Big Willie's US Armoured Rifles
OC and 2IC in Jeeps
Half Armoured Rifles platoon
Half Armoured Rifles platoon
Armoured Mortars
4 x Lees
4 x Shermans

Dean's DAK Infantry
OC and 2IC
Full infantry platoon
Full infantry platoon
3 x Pak 38
4 x 10.5cm guns
4 x Panzer III's up armoured

Set Up
Objectives are on the road far right side and just off the road top left side

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

US Armoured Rifles vs British Tanks in Encounter


Capt America watches the advance of his Howling Commandos

My first game of v4 was as part of the Lords of War 80 point MW tournament. I've been playing Team Yankee and had played v3 so I figured I'd be good. I was lucky enough to be paired with Craig who was going to help guide me through this voyage of discovery with his Desert Rat tanks.

Big Willie's Armoured Rifles
OC and 2IC with jeeps
Armoured Rifle Platoon (-)
Armoured Rifle Platoon (-)
Armoured Rifle Mortars
4 x Lees
4 x Shermans

Craig's Desert Rat Tanks
OC, 2IC and 2 x Mortar Crusaders
3 x Crusaders
3 x Crusaders
3 x Crusaders
4 x 25 pdrs
2 x Hurriances
Allied Full Armoured Rifle Platoon

Set Up
Objectives are centred inside of the platoons on the left and are top right and top centre

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Lords of War MW 80 pt tournament


Lords of War 80 MW tournament ahead!

Yesterday I had the chance to play in the Lords of War MW 80 point tournament in Oakville. This was my first time playing v4 so I'm sure that I made a bunch of mistakes but I had a great time and as always Lords of War is a great place to play games. I have battle reports coming but here are some of the armies and some actions shots. The calibre of the finished armies was incredible and it looks awesome to see them facing off against each other.


Denis' MW Desert Rats which won best painted

Saturday, November 11, 2017

West German Infantry vs British Armour in Hasty Attack


West German Infantry dug in securing the objective

The final 50 point game for the Lords of War deescalation tournament was against Jay and his British Armour. This was the last game of the tournament and being infantry I was more than happy to secure the objectives and let Jay try and pull it out of my hands. This mission is a little different as it uses Ambush (defender), Immediate Reserves (attacker), and Scattered Reserves (defender). In addition, the attacker places 2 objectives and the defender places on in their own table half and then before the start of the game after all forces have been deployed the attacker removes one of the objectives they placed. I chose my Leo1s to go into ambush and hoped that my infantry and OCs backed with the MLRS would be enough to hold on until the reserves could arrive.

Big Willie's West Germans
OC in Marder
Full Marder platoon
Full Marder platoon
Luchs platoon

OC in M113
Full M113 platoon
Small M113 platoon
Luchs platoon
3 x Leo1s

OP M113
4 x MLRS with mines

Jay's British Armour
OC in Chieftain
3 x Chieftains
3 x Chieftains
4 x Swingfires
2 x Scorpions
2 x Abbotts

Set Up
British objectives are central bottom right behind the wall and left at the edge of the road and far right beside the swamp. The West German objective is central top between the woods and t-intersection

Friday, November 10, 2017

West German Infantry vs British Tanks in No Retreat


BO 105 covers the advancing infantry by suppressing Brit tanks

Game 2 of the Lords of War deescalation tournament was 75 points. I had the chance to play against Craig and his Brit Armour in No Retreat. Craig and I both wanted to defend so we needed to roll off which Craig won and elected to defend.

Big Willie's West Germans
OC in Marder
Full Marder infantry platoon
Full Marder infantry platoon
3 x M109s
Luchs

OC in M113
Full M113 infantry platoon
Full M113 infantry platoon
3 x Leo1s
Luchs

4 x MLRS with mines
4 x Tornadoes
2 x BO 105s
2 x Rolands

Craig's British
OC and 2IC in Chieftains with stillbrew
3 x Chieftains
3 x Chieftains
Full Infantry platoon plus 2 milans
2 x Blowpipes
2 x Swingfire
2 x Scorpions
Highlanders platoon

Set Up
Objectives are just behind the factory far left and just behind the oil tanks central to the picutre

Saturday, November 4, 2017

West German Infantry vs West German Panzers in Free for All


Luftwaffe Tornadoes take out a Leopard 1 guarding the objective

Game 1 of the Lords of War deescalation tournament was 100 points and I had a chance to plan against Matt. This was going to be the first game of Team Yankee with my newly almost finished painted West Germans. This army is the first one I've painted using an air brush and I really enjoyed it, I will have some tutorials coming.

Big Willie's West Germans
Formations
OC in Marder
Full Marder platoon
Full Marder platoon
3 x Leopard 2 platoon
2 x Luchs

OC in M113
Full M113 platoon
Full M113 platoon
3 x Leopard 1 platoon
3 x M109 platoon
2 x Luchs

Support
4 x MLRS with mines
OP M113
2 x Rolands
4 x Tornadoes

Matt's West Germans
Formation
OC in Leopard 1
3 x Leopard 1s
3 x Leopard 2s
3 x Leopard 2s
4 x Gepards
Half Marder platoon
2 x Luchs

Support
4 x MLRS

Set Up
Objectives are bottom centre, and far left for Matt West Germans and my West Germans have near right and top centre for objectives