Well fellow wargamer, we find ourselves tableside once more at the Secondhand Lion's Odd Monday game night (maybe this will become a regular thing.) This evening's game is Hordes in the Trenches variant on the Hordes rules set. Once more the Allies on the Canadian front would be going over the top in a big push to take some real estate from the German defenders.
Let's take a look. (click pixels for a tableside view.)
Here we are with the Canadian HQ stand as we await the predawn push.
The view across no man's land.
Canadian force: 24 points of Rifles with 1 Barrage and 1 Machinegun stand in support. This would be an infantry regimental push.
"Omaha" the commander calls an audible as we go for a strong right wing flank maneuver. The men assemble for the jump off point and anxiously await the pounding of the artillery barrage. We advance into the rough terrain and the German wire entanglements.
The Germans wait in anticipation.
German Force 24 points of Rifles, with 3 Machine Gun and 1 Gas in the mix.
The view of the German's Line.
KABLAM! The barrage arrives like the god of thunder and silences the first machine gun nest.
Our lads cheer and throw themselves into and through the wire entanglements.
Aw Boche! They're gassing us!! Help run.
Thwpppt! The gas tastes horrible and melts our machine gunners in place! Damn!
Our lads are at the trench line and have advanced into heavy infantry fire. Our barrage has worked just as planned and eliminated the heavier weapons of the Germans.
Near game end we see the Canadians massing for a column assault that didn't really give the desired results.
What now? Another machine gun for the barrage. Got it!
Germans try and close the door on our boys. We turn and give them what for eh.
Game ender. Germans 13 points Canadians 11.
Questions we have.
1. Should the barrage be considered in contact with the troops it effects and get the "quick kill" on Machine guns?
3. Is gas counted as VP when it is removed due to use?
Love the game and love the look of a simple little WWI set up.
Can't wait to buy my next 24 point force and take another 1000 yards