|The sun rises over St. Margaret's Bay as the tide moves in. If I had swivelled 90 degrees, due south towards the narrow mouth of the bay, and if the world was flat, I could have taken a picture of Bermuda roughly 1,250 km away.|
Civil Wars in 1/72nd plastic became an accidental theme for the weekend as I broke open my Portable Russian Civil War carrying case. I do have my own rules but the portability just cried out for Bob Cordery's Portable Wargame.
|Red artillerymen await the order to open fire while the Generals breakfast together.|
The armies, whose composition was heavily influenced by the contents of the boxes they came in as well as by the failure to equip the large numbers of recruits in holding camps, were composed of:
General with staff, 5 cavalry, 6 infantry, 2 field guns, 2 MG (one of White's being a Tchanka) and 1 machine gun armed Armoured Car or Light Tank. An insufficient number of limbers were treated as window dressing.
|Game 1. The Red army swiftly seizes the ridge line before the White's have even arrived on the field. and it waits, and waits, and...|
|Each coloured ring marks a lost unit from that army. In the background a hint of red marks what Rob later christened the 'Wood of Tears'.|
|Game 2. A Red victory! Urrah!|
(The red discs indicate that enemy artillery has ranged in on that hex.)