I haven't had much time for wargaming recently; this is mainly due to exercise. During the summer months I try to do a few charity cycles (one was last weekend and there are a few more lined up) so I'm forced to venture outside into the fresh air and do a bit of training so as not to appear completely ridiculous in front of a load of other middle aged men (and a few women) all of whom are far fitter than me. Moaning (and cramp) aside, it's all for charity so it must be a good thing. Did manage to squeeze a quick game in this morning, however.
|Artists impression of your humble author|
In this game I returned to war-torn Uqbal in the 1950s. The forces of the People's Democratic Front (Green) have launched another attack on the territory held by the pro-government Democratic Party of Free Uqbal (Tan). Green's objective is to break through the enemy's defensive position. The DPFU's reinforcements are on the way but unusually heavy rains in the area have held them up and they arrive piece-meal during the first half of the game. the game is 15 turns long or will end when both sides' reach exhaustion point. Bob Cordery's Portable War Game rules were used. Note: I think there must be something wrong with my dice, or my soldier's eyesight is as bad as mine.
|Start - Army Tan have 2 units dug in holding the line|
|Army Green attacks|
|on both flanks|
|Close up of the defenders - those bendy rifles probably aren't too accurate|
|Green's advance reaches its high-water mark|
|The arrival of a Saracen Armoured car pushes back Green's attack|
|Green's Recoiless Rifle manages to a put a dent in the Saracen but otherwise they have stalled|
|Despite Tan reaching EP by turn 13, Green failed to break through the defenders|