Thursday, 31 March 2011

Talking During Games??


Surj and Fran silently move their troops

 Last Sunday, six of Posties Rejects met up at Posties place for a War of the Roses game, myself and Fran both posted a report of the game on our blogs, Link to my post., Fran's Post. It was quite an unusual game as Postie changed a long standing rule. With nearly all the games we play, we are allowed to discus tactics before and during the game. This as some of you well know helps stabilise your side, sometimes it’s very easy to make a silly mistake or forget a move you were thinking about.

But with this game unbeknown to us at the time, we were only allowed to talk before we set up, myself and Smiffy decided that he would defend the left and I would attack on the right, which was all well and good until we found out we could not talk anymore. While our opponents decided to defend against my large army and attack Smiffy’s smaller army.
The only way we could talk was if our command stands were touching, which was never going to happen, or we sent a message. We were not even told how long the message would take to get there or if it turn up at all.
Postie was quite strict, saying no talking, no nudging or no gesticulating what so ever would be acceptable, if we did and were caught, then the opponents would receive either a re-roll of any firing or melee of their choice, which could prove costly
Smiffy and I were quite happy with the rule and it only bothered me once, I had blocked the line of sight of my artillery due to my advance, so thought I'd give Smiffy a hand and fire on the troops advancing on him. But because we couldn't talk tactics he moved a unit forward blocking my line of sight, but I could still fire on the unit behind.
On the other hand our opponents had a bit more of a hard time, possibly because there was three of them, (I’d like to think it was me and Smiffy who dazzled them with tactics and great dice throwing).
Their original plan fell to pieces as their commander Surj, who was in their centre stopped the joint attack on Smiffy as he wanted to reinforce Fran’s troops who were having a rough time of it, (from me!!) on their left. But he couldn’t tell Richard of his change of plan, so Richard moved his troops up thinking Surj’s troops were going to be by his side, but they didn’t turn up, leaving poor Richard’s troops to walk into a hail of Smiffy’s arrows.
This in the end was a major mistake and helped them lose the game because Smiffy could concentrate all his firepower on Richard’s troops and quickly destroy them before they all got into contact.
At the end of game debate, Surj commented that he hoped Richard wouldn’t move forward and realise what he was going to do, Richard was gobsmacked saying, “ How the hell did I know what you were going to do”. It did make me and Smiffy laugh!!
Personally I quite enjoyed the game, it defiantly made my brain ache, you had to really watch what you were doing, as well as your teammate, and of course watching your opponent moves. I did miss the usual banter and abuse that we throw at each other during games, which was missing as we were all concentrating so much!!

So my question’s to you are,
Do you ever play a team wargame and are not allowed to talk?
Which do you prefer, the talking or non talking game?

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Recently Painted No 21 Russian Empress' Cuirassiers 1812


Another recently painted unit from Posties Napoleonic collection. Today's subject are the Russian Emperess' Cuirassiers. They are 15mm Essex figures based up for Posties GdB rules. Postie didn't have the flag for this unit so he used a normal Colonel's standard and coloured the badges in pink with a felt tip, which works quite well.  I've struggled to find any info about this unit, but here's what I did find.

In the 1812 campaign, the regiment were in The First Army of the West and were part of the 17,000 men that made up the 5th Corps, The Guard.

5th Infantry (Reserve) Corps: H.M. Grand Duke Constantin
1st Cuirassier Division: General Lieutenant Depreradovitch
1st Brigade: Major General Chevitch
Chevalier Guard Regiment
Horse Lifeguard Regiment
2nd Brigade: Major General Borodin II
Emperor Cuirassier Regiment
Empress Cuirassier Regiment
Astrakhan Cuirassier Regiment

The Battle of Borodino

General Borosdin-II brought two crack regiments of Russian heavy cavalry; the Emperor's Cuirassiers (or Tzar's Own) and Her Majesty the Emperess' Cuirassiers, and threw them at the Saxons. The Astrahan Cuirassiers joined the fight. The Ahtyrka Hussars charged with the utmost fierceness against the flank of the enemy. The clash was very violent. For Fedor Glinka it was an unforgettable spectacle: “What a bloody fighting! What a cram!” (Kak oni rezhutsia! Kakaya tesnota!). It was like a clash of armored knights with a frenzy of cutting and thrusting and the fighters going mental. The most miserable however were those who fell under the hooves where their bodies turned into unrecognized bloody pulp. The Saxons suffered in this "cram" for they have left armor in Germany.

While the whole air was reeking with gun smoke, the earth was shaking from thousands of hooves, the Russian 2nd Cuirassier Division drew their sabers, and strucked the Saxons, Poles and Westphalians from the flank and rear. The Germans and Poles resisted the enemy for a few moments before being driven back.





Sunday, 27 March 2011

The War of the Roses - The Battle of Lee's Pond.


AArrgghh!! Is anybody else having trouble posting tonight?? I've been trying to write and post this article for four hours, either this damn computer is playing up or blogger is, I keep placing photo's on the post and they keep vanishing, ggrr!  So I've tried something new, a slideshow. Fingers crossed and here we go.

Posties rejects met up today and fought the ficticous, Battle of Lee's Pond, set in 1460, near Alnwick castle.
For the rules we used Posties own take on WAB, with a few extra thing thrown in, for instance we throw D20, instead of D6 all relevant pluses and minus are added and subtracted as pips on the dice, this creates a more exciting game

The players on the Lancastrian side were Surjit-Lord Roos, the battle commander, Fran (The Lurker)- The Earl of Devon and Rich- Lord Clifford. I was the Yorkist battle commander, Lord Fauconberg with Smithy playing Lord Fitzwater. We each had to throw for our leaders class, Smithy threw a 6, giving him a brilliant leader, I threw a 5, giving me an efficient leader, while the poor Lancs army threw badly, he! he! Surj and Fran both threw a 3 giving them both a plodding leader, while Richard threw a 2, making him a buffoon!! The main differance this made were the range in which the leader could use his influance during the battle, Smithy's being 12, while the buffon Rich had only a 6' range.
Here are some photos of the game, if you click the picasso icon in the bottom right of the slideshow you can go to the album, which has a small description fro each photo, I had hoped they'd show up below...sigh!



Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Recently Painted No 20 - Russian Guard Hussars 1812



Once again, another of Posties units for his Napoleonic collection, I only painted this unit 2 weeks ago, so the paint's still wet.
In 1775 a single squadron of guard hussars were formed by taking the best troopers from the existing twelve hussar regiments. This squadron accompanied the empress during solemn occasions and served as her escort. Tsar Paul ordered to increase its strength from one to four squadrons and in 1796 entire regiment was formed. 
Their uniform was copied from that of the Prussian hussars of Frederick the Great and their squadrons were given silver trumpets. The Lifeguard Hussars were the ultimate in flamboyance, for parade their officers wore leopard pelts. Dancing, drinking and romancing were the highlights of their life in the capital. The sight of the guard hussar in his parade dress could reverse the flow of the blood in woman's veins!!!. Company commander, Denis Davidov, with 2 crosses for bravery around his neck and 2 other decorations on his chest, mentions how his head "was kept in a spin" after being on leave and enjoying Moscow's pleasures. (Davydov - "In the Service of the Tsar against Napoleon: the memoirs of Denis Davidov, 1806-1814" 1999, p 69)
Austerlitz was their very first appearance on the battlefield and the French Guard Cavalry routed them. In 1806-1807 the Lifeguard Hussars fought in Heilsberg and Friedland. For the entire campaign they were awarded with 112 crosses. (Benkendorf - "Kratkaya Istoriya Leib-Gvardii Gusarskogo Ego Velichestva Polka" 1879)
Before the Battle of Ostrovno in 1812, two squadrons of Lifeguard Hussars acted as the rear guard of the retreating Russian corps. They routed French 8th Hussars but during the pursuit the 16th Chasseurs strucked them in the flank, the Russians were routed and as a result a Russian horse battery and 150 prisoners were captured. Meshetich, who participated in this fight, gave other version of these events in “Istoricheskie zapiski.” He wrote that the 2 squadrons noticed French advance posts in a wood and rushed forward but were met by fire from dismounted chasseurs deployed on both sides of the road. Behind the wood stood mass of French cavalry, which soon advanced and threw the Lifeguard Hussars back. The horse battery led by Kardyba was away from the hussars but lost half of its 12 guns. 
In 1812 the regiment were commanded by Chef: General of Cavalry Petr H. Wittgenstein, at Borodino the Lifeguard Hussars attacked the square of 84th Line Infantry but without horse artillery and or much success. They fought very well in Vinkowo against French cuirassiers, and at Tarutino and Krasne where they captured enemy's battery. In 1813 they fought with distinction in Lutzen, Bautzen and Leipzig. In Leipzig they were crushed by French Cuirassiers despite a ferocious resistance and sacrifice of their officers. In April they were awarded with St. George standards for the entire campaign.  











In 1812 the Lifeguard Hussar's first encounter with
the French invaders was a specific one. Roman Soltyk writes:
"… a strong troop of Muscovite hussars halted at about a 100
paces from our weak advance guard. … Coming toward us,
the officer shut out in French: Qui vive ?
"France!" - our men reply quietly.
"What are you doing here ? 
F… off !" - shouted the hussar.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

50,000 Visitors Can't Be Wrong


A big Elvis ah-hah-hah!! to all my visitors. I've just passed and am now celebrating a massive
50,000 visits to my blog!!
Don't throw a 1, was only born in August last year so I'm very pleased to reach this milestone so quickly.

Thanks again and please keep coming back and supporting me!!
Here's a few links to a few blogs who I try and visit daily.
The first is my pal Fran's, better known as the Angry Lurker, he's gone a bit mad recently going over to the dark side, painting loads of fantasy figures, come on Fran, you need to step back into the light, historical figures only!! http://theangrylurker.blogspot.com/
Next is BigLee's blog, myself and Fran recognised Lee walking around taking photos at SELWG last year and introduced ourselves, now Lee's a part of our sad gang, Posties Rejects. http://bigleesminipaintingblog.blogspot.com/
Next up is Paul's Bod's, I not sure if Paul's a gamer but he paint's up lot's of figure!! http://paulsbods.blogspot.com/
Another fellow gamer, who regularily comments on my mutterings, is Mekelnborg, he also paints but needs to buy a camera so we can see some figures. He's a great writer, you can visit him here, http://tabakskollegiummekelnborg.blogspot.com/
My No1 signed in visitor is Christopher from Bunker Hill blog,  http://christopher-bunkerhill.blogspot.com/

Lastly here's another few random blogs I visit
http://tasmancave.blogspot.com/ Vikings, and Painting
http://craigswargamingblog.blogspot.com/ Vikings again with some rather cool flags!!
http://www.bar-science.com/ Tricks, puzzles and bums!!
http://glorygloryleedsunited.blogspot.com/ As the title suggest's, a homage to the best footie team in the world!
http://theporkster.blogspot.com/ Vast tracts of nothingness in a nebulous region of hobby space, with some of his posts,  Porky confuses the hell out of me, give him a  try??

Thanks again

Ray

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Flodden Scots Flags - The Earl Marischal


For this post I've re-visited a flag I previously made and posted Link. The flag is that of Lord Robert Keith, Earl of Marischal who fought for the Scots during the Battle of Flodden.

The first flag is another rendition of a flag pictured in, Military Modelling 1882 Manual, this is the first time I've seen this flag in these colours, so I thought I'd give it a go, I'm very pleased with the results.
As you can see I've remade the yellow flag, this time I've turned the obverse side around so the writing is not backwards and I've kept the 3 deer heads facing the same way as I have with the first flag in this post. There was a conversation on TMP here's a , Link,  about the obverse side of the flag, if they would be the same as the front of the flag or a mirror image. In the post I went with a mirror image, but I think from a wargames purpose they look better this way??
I'm not 100% sure which flag was used or which flag I'm going to use for my Scots army.
Hope you like the new versions, and please use them for your armies....if you want.
Comments welcome and appreiated!!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Recently painted No 19 Lithuanian Ulans 1812

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Until the Campaign of Austerlitz in 1805, there were three so-called horse regiments: Polish, Lithuania and Tartar, and one uhlan regiment, the Grand Duke Constantine Uhlans. In 1807 the horse regiments were renamed to uhlan regiments. The men were recruited from all classes of free Russian and foreign persons who were not subject to the poll tax and not under other service obligations. The length of service was prescribed to be not less than 6 years instead of 25 years !
In 1808 there were six regiments; Polish, Lithuanian, Tartar, Grand Duke Constantine's, Vohlin, and Chuguyev Uhlans. In December 1812 seven dragoon regiments were converted into uhlans. These new units were called by some as the “dragoons with sticks” as they didn’t even receive their new uniforms until the end of 1814.

The uhlans were armed as follow:, Officers, NCOs and trumpeters - curved saber, 2 hussar pistols. Troopers - curved saber, 2 hussar pistols, lance. The flankers, called in ulan regiments karabiniery, were armed with rifles.
The first uhlan regiments were recruited mainly from Poles and Lithuanians living in western Russia. (Poland had a high ratio of petty gentry who owned horses in contrast to Russian peasants and townfolks.)  The uhlans of the new regiments formed in December 1812 were made of Russians and Ukrainians.
Russian generals had mixed feelings about their Polish and Lithuanian cavalrymen. The problem was not their horsemanship and skills with weapon as these were good, but with their commitment to the Russian cause. For example in summer 1812 the uhlan regiments had a lot more deserters and missing men than casualties in combat. For this reason General Bagration, didn’t want the Lithuanian Uhlan Regiment being included in his rear guard.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Sir Edward Echyngham Banner for Flodden


I found a picture of this flag in Military Modelling 1982 Manual and just had to make it for my Flodden English army, I think this is the best looking flag I've done, blowing my own trumpet I just love the Dragon!!

Sir Edward Echyngham fought in the central battle of the van led by Thomas Howard. The battle fielded 9,000 soldiers including crack marines. These wearing the Tudor livery, served under their usual captains, Sir William Sidney of the Great Barque, James King of the Julian of Dartmouth and Edward Echyngham of The Spaniard. Trying to find any info about Echyngham proved very difficult, although I did find the document below, which is quite interesting.
 FATE OF ADMIRAL HOWARD 1513

The expedition put to sea in March, 1513, under the command of Sir Edward Howard. It was arranged that the King should follow in June with the main body. Sir Edward had already gained reputation by his conduct in the late war of Guienne. His letters detailing the movements of the fleet will be read with interest. There is something of that tone of self-confidence in them which will remind the reader of Wolfe and Nelson ; and in men of more doubtful courage would be deemed vainglorious. The French had made great preparations to keep the sea and intercept the passage with a fleet of fifty sail. The English navy at the time consisted of twenty-four ships, of which the total tonnage amounted to 8,460 tons. It carried 2,880 seamen and 4,650 soldiers. The Admiral's ship, the Mari  Rose, was of 600 tons, and carried 200 mariners. His subordinates in command were Sir Edward Echyngham, Sir Henry Shirborne, Sir William Sidney, Sir Thomas Cheney, all equally anxious with himself to win the King's favour and signalize their valour against the French.

On the 25th of April Sir Edward caught sight of the French galleys laid up in shallow water. They were protected by bulwarks on both sides, " planted so thick with guns and crossbows that the quarrels and the gunstones came together as thick as hailstones."  He at once resolved to board them with his boats.

The rest must be told in the words of Sir Edward Echyngham, who was present at the engagement.

" The admiral boarded the galley that Pryer John was in " (Prior John was an English corruption of the name of Pregian, the French Admiral), "and Charran the Spaniard with him, and sixteen others. By advice of the Admiral and Charran they had cast anchor [into the rails] of the French galley, and fastened the cable to the capstan, that if any of the galleys had been on fire they might have veered the cable and fallen off ; but the French hewed asunder the cable, or some of our mariners let it slip, and so they left this [brave man] in the hands of his enemies." In the melee, at ebb of the tide, no one came to his support. " There was a mariner wounded in eighteen places, who by adventure (by mere chance) recovered unto the buoy of the galley, so that the galley's boat took him up. He said he saw my Lord Admiral thrust against the rails of the galley with marris pikes. Charran's boy tells a like tale; for when his master and the Admiral had entered, Charran sent him for his hand-gun, which before he could deliver, the one galley was gone off from the other, and he saw my Lord Admiral waving his sword and crying to the galleys, ' Come aboard again ! Come aboard again ! ' which when my Lord saw they could not, he took his whistle from about his neck, wrapped it together and threw it into the sea." On making inquiries the next morning they could learn no more from the French Admiral than that, " one leapt into his galley with a gilt target on his arm, whom he had cast overboard with marris pikes." Such was the end of Sir Edward Howard, whose loss was universally lamented : " for there was never a nobleman so ill lost as he was, that was of so great courage and had so many virtues, and that ruled so great an army so well as he did, and kept so great order and true justice."

It was a costly sacrifice ; but the gallantry of the action retrieved in the eyes of the world the reputation of England.' At such a time, when unbounded admiration was felt for personal bravery, and victory depended much less on scientific

Friday, 11 March 2011

Recently painted No 18 - Russian Akhtyrka Hussars 1812


The Akhtyrka Hussars were formed in 1651 or 1659 as Cossacks. In 1765 they changed to an hussar regiment.
In 1812 they served in Bagration's 2nd Army of the West in Rayevski's 7th Corps.
In October 1813, north of Leipzig, the 2nd Hussar Division which included the Hussars regiments, Alexandria, Marioupol, White Russia and  Akhtyrka.took part in an action resulting in the disordered routing of a large body of French infantry, many fleeing across the Parthe River. Then followed up and attacked the  hussar, chasseur and dragoon regiments, belonging to the III Cavalry Corps under General Arrighi.
The Prussian officer, Graf Henkel von Donnersmark wrote, they “went on at a cracking pace”. The French chasseurs and hussars fled, some galloped toward Leipzig itself, while others sought refuge on the other bank of the Parthe River. There they continued toward the positions occupied by the infantry and artillery of the VII Corps. The pursuit was long, reaching Leipzig itself. The hussars captured a half thousand prisoners and 5 guns. Von Donnersmark remarked that this attack was “one of the best that I ever saw Russian cavalry made.” The defeat of Arrighi’s cavalry shook morally the infantry on the other side of the river. The hussars suffered very light casualties up to this point but when they were returning from the long pursuit they got under fire from the French infantry.
The figures are made by Essex and painted by myself for Postie collection.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Recently painted No 17 - Johnson's Kentucky Mounted Volunteers 1812

Under the command of "Old Tippecanoe" William Henry Harrison, a Kentucky regiment of mounted riflemen led by Colonel Richard M. Johnson marched one hundred miles to conquer General Henry A. Proctor's British Regulars at Ontario, Canada, in the Battle of Thames on October 5, 1813. William Henry Harrison, at the time territorial governor of Indiana, received his commission as a Major General of the Kentucky Militia from the Kentucky General Assembly. Richard M. Johnson is credited with killing the great Indian war chief Tecumseh during the battle, he would go on to serve as Vice-President of the United States (1837-1841) under President Martin Van Buren.  The figures are from Minifigs painted for Posties collection by my good self. Hope you like them!!



Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Recently Painted No 16 - Napoleon


Napoléon Bonaparte  ruled France from 1799 to 1804 as First Consul, and from 1804 to 1814 as Emperor of the French, as well as a 3-month period in 1815, called the Hundred Days.

Command group with Napoleon, his Marshals and aids. Figures are by
AB, painted by myself and Postie



Napoleon searching for the enemy. Figures by AB painted by myself and Postie
Napoleon, dictating orders. AB figures painted by Postie
Would you like a drop of brandy Emperor, "Only if it's Napoleon, Madame".  Figures by Essex, I believe  and the Cantiniere came free with Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy. Painted by myself and Postie









Monday, 7 March 2011

Flodden Scots Flags - Earl of Erroll and MacLean of Ardnamurchan

Once again, yes again Francis!!, another two Scottish flags for the Battle of Flodden.

The first flag belongs to William Hay 4th Earl of Erroll, who succeeded his father to the Earldom  in 1506. He commanded the left centre of the battle line along with the Earls of Crawford and Montrose. The Earl fell while fighting heroically by the side of the King.

                  "No thought was there of dastard flight, Linked in the serried phalanx tight.’

The second flag is for MacLean of Ardnamurchan, who led the McDonalds on the right of the battle line. Hector MacLean of Ardnamurchan was the 9th chief of clan MacLean and was killed during the battle.







Friday, 4 March 2011

200 Followers!!!!!


I've just passed  another milestone in the life of  my blog, after sitting for a couple of weeks on 196 followers, Don't throw a 1,  has passed the 200 mark. Number 200 was, brutpaul, who unfortunately doesn't have a blog of his own. So a big thank you to him and all you others who have read or followed me and carry on supporting me with comments, since last August when the blog started.
Cheers Ray!!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Flodden Scots Flags - Bothwell and Mackenzie

Right that's enough of the fantasy side of the sport, lets get back to the Historical side of gaming. Hooray I here some of you shout!!
As the title suggests I've posted two more flags for Scottish army of James IV.
The first flag belongs to Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell who was a Scottish nobleman, who succeeded his father Patrick Hepburn, 1st Earl of Bothwell in 1508. Prior to that, he was known by one of his territorial designations, Adam Hepburn of Crags.He married in 1511 (her first of four husbands) Agnes (died February, 1557), the illegitimate daughter of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan by Margaret Murray. This Agnes Stewart was provided with Letters of Legitimacy, confirmed by Queen Mary of Guise, on 31 October 1552, under the Great Seal of Scotland.
The Earl of Bothwell was killed at the Battle of Flodden, where he commanded 5000 lowland conscripts from the Lothians, the forest of Ettrick and the boder burghs of Gallasheils and Selkirk which made up the Scottish reserve.
The second flag is that of Clan Mackenzie who were I believe led by John Mackenzie, or "John of Killin", traditionally reckoned 9th of Kintail, who was a Highland chief, and head of the Clan Mackenzie. The Mackenzies fought on the right of the battle which was commanded by the Earls of Argyle and Lennox.





Wednesday, 2 March 2011

25mm Daleks


My mate Keir is a Dr Who freak, he brought in some of the unpainted Daleks that he got free with a Dr Who magazine, the one's that we've all seen floating around various blogs over the last couple of weeks. As I painted up the Tardis for him last year he asked if I could paint the 5 Daleks above, they looked quite easy so I agreed. How wrong was I?? Tthey took ages to get finished, the silver dots were the problem, to paint the main colour I had to apply several thin layers of paint to each figure, to stop the paint clogging and cracking around the dots. Then I painted the dots black as per the photo I'd found on a Dr Who website, only for Keir to have stroppy meltdown saying that the dots were supposed to be silver, sigh!!!!
He also has a Dr Who figure, from Heresy painted by my good friend The Angry Lurker, as well as the Tardis, which both are based up, so I had to figure out how to base them, after several false starts I went with the spacship floor look, which is just Vallejo Gunmetal Grey, but I think it looks quite effective.
Also while I was just finishing the last Dalek, I had a request from Keir's wife Susan, could she have her own purple Dalek!! Out came the paints again!!! So we have the very first girlie Dalek, who looks ravashing in her purple gown.




Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Angry Lurkers Zombie game No2



After most of Posties Rejects had spent all their hard earned dosh at Cavilier Wargames show at Tonbridge on Sunday, we all headed for Fran's, (The Angry Lurker) for game No2 of his Zombies. Now Zombies aren't really my thing, I like watching Zombie films, but that's as far as it goes, I didn't really want to play any games, much like the majority of the Rejects. We are more into the historical side of wargaming, painting and playing historical battles throughout history. When Fran said the Z word we all sighed and even shivered a little. Like the scene in Jaws, when Quint, (Robert Shaw), scratched his nails down that blackboard. Anyway I must officailly say that I and the others all really enjoyed the first game we played a couple of weeks ago, (cough, cough... bad taste in my mouth, cough, cough).
So onto Zombie game No2, the four players, myself with the gang from the film Devil's Rejects, Big Lee with Big Willie and his Bad posse, Richard with his ex-cops and Postie with us, all characters named after us!

The layout
Fran the GM, gave us the heads up, Four seperate groups had heard an anouncment over the radio, that bought them to the city, but he didn't tell us it was a trap, set up by the US miliatary as an experiment. We had to search the building for goodies such as food, medicine, ammo and fuel. All the while trying to be quiet so not to attract any Z's. Poor Richard undid 2 containers to look for some goodies but all he found was a zombie horde in each, he was quickly overwellmed and lost 2 characters, of couse this made us all chuckle. Then it was my turn, do I open the container near me, well I had to, no goodies for me either, I got a zombie rager horde that moved quicker than my figures. I killed a few ragers but in the end I also lost 2 characters, including my leader, what a great start. Meanwhile Lee and Postie were cleaning up all the tokens, collecting loads, while me and Richard were fighting to stay in the game.

My Devils Rejects looking very sorry for themselves. The 2 figuresgreen top left next to the skull and crossbones markers have both bitten the dust. Both the other 2 figures managed to escape, into the hospital on their right and locked the door behind them. The small green marker at the bottom of the photo is a fuel marker, this is 1 of only three  I got during the game.

Lee's Big Willie's posse search the vehicles and tents for goodies, he found loads!
The game started to go a little wrong for Lee and Postie next turn, they both triggered a Zombie generation point. After searching in a tent above a generation point appeared right by the red chair, this in-turn frightened Willies posse so after firing a few shots and killing a few Z's, they beat a hasty retreat to a military looking building with the zombies in hot pursuit, now comes the sad point, the zombies then got 3 goes on the trot a melee insued and Lee lost his first caualty. Poor Darren, had his throat bitten just after killing a lone zombie dying instantly.
Postie on the other hand opened up a massive can of whoop-ass, he opened the door of the diner and 7 zombie dogs came tearing out, this also triggered a generation point behind him. He was in big trouble, contacted by dogs to the front, Z's behind. Postie then made us all sick as he won every single melee, part due to GW Fran's absolutly usless dice rolling.
Meanwhile Richard lost another figure, as he tried to get clear of the oncoming Z's. As for me I was running through the hospital trying to get out of the way of the ragers that were hot on my heels breaking down the door I had locked.

 
RUN!! Poor Darren gets chewed as his pals leg it into the building.

Mayhem, Posties shouldn't have opened the door. The little girl by the skip killed  far too many  Z's for a little brat.Fran gave her an armour rating as she held a metal dustbin lid!!

The last of the Ragers spotted Posties 2 figures and chased after them instead of me, pheew!!  Postie did his usual though and killed them all but Doc, one of his figures got bitten and infected. I run off to some ruined buildings looking for plunder, which I can't find as it's on the 1st floor. The only way up to the 1st floor is using the ladders which are leaning against the diner and way back where Postie started. So I had to leave them.


The last of my three figures, including Jason the dude with the chainsaw, (who DIDN'T kill anthing), seaching the ruins for loot to no avail.

 After Lee's Big Willie posse entered the building they barred all doors and locked themselves in, which the Z's didn't agree with. Another generation point was activated just outside the roller shutter doors, the Z's could smell flesh and tried unsuccesfully to break down the doors, meanwhile Lee searched the building and found more goodies, he also foun a live computer system. A message was sent to him that a US army team were on there way to extract his posse. Yipee they were saved, No! Fran then informed us about the Military experiment and whoever activated the computer would then be flown off and have needles poked everywhere you don't want needles to poke, goodbye Big Willies posse.
Meanwhile on the other side of the town I entered another building and found nothing, great! All the glory was still going Richard and Posties way. Richard entered the other side of the diner that was now empty of zombie dogs and found some loot, while covering his rear as the Z's still advanced. Postie held his own and killed everything that came his way.


Richard's posse take the Diner, while the Z's advance down the road, Big Willie posse are locked in the building on the left pressing computer buttons, which they shouldn't.

Posties last stand, Ray and Emma on the left are about to shoot the Ragers, while the Zombies generate on the other side of the school bus.

And that was the game, it was a close one, (not for me)

After all points were added up

1st Postie 31 point
2nd Richard 30 points
3rd Lee 18 points
4th Ray 14 points!

Postie won the game with the last two throws of the game killing another two zombies just pipping Richard at the post.  Fran the Angry Lurker is posting his own battle report today, for his report follow the link below

http://theangrylurker.blogspot.com/