Archive for February 15, 2011

Saturday 6th February 2011   Leave a comment

Kutuzov

An introduction to this interesting game. Mike and Phil tried out the Russians whilst James tried out the French. The French got literally bogged down around the marshes and their invasion stalled. they then crossed the river to attack the town bordering the marsh but were badly let down by their perfidious Austrian allies who failed to cross and left them stranded on the hostile bank facing constant attack from relentless hordes of desperate Russians. Though they defeated these attacks they eventually lost due to gradual attrition of their isolated force.

For Napoleon meanwhile all this activity in the marsh to the South deprived him of crucial cards he needed to pursue his invasion. He was also unwilling to attack Kutuzov in his fortified position. Kutuzov having arrived rather earlier than expected due to a rules error. Then when he finally tried to advance passed the wily Russian he was attacked and cut off from his supporting corps and routed!

Victory therefore for the Russians but this was just an introductory game. Next time James will be more prepared with new aggressive tactics bent on invasion towards Moscow!

Posted February 15, 2011 by wargamesdiary in Boardgames

Sunday 13th February 2011   Leave a comment

Ambush at the Crossroads

Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.  Khazad dum Sourcebook.

Durburz and the Goblin Horde ambushed Balin and his expeditionaries as they explored the lost mines.

Phil played as Durburz and Andy and Mike as Balin and the Dwarven Captain.  The Troll slew the Captain but was in turn killed by Balin.  Durburz survived long enough for the Dwarves to be reduced to 25% and thus claimed victory.

Posted February 15, 2011 by wargamesdiary in Miniatures

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