M4 Halloween Special. The Tsar’s Dead have Risen and Vengeance Will Be His!

It is the age old battle between humanity and the undead in a Russian Civil War Classic!

 

White Horse "Budonnys Boys

White Horse “Budonnys Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artillery true god of Russia. A Putilov 76,2mm in action

Artillery, true god of Russia. A Putilov 76.2mm in action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shambling counter-revolutionary undead!!

Shambling counter-revolutionary undead!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stalwart Red Heroes! What you don't kill might eat you....

Stalwart Red Heroes! What you don’t kill might eat you….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The barricades of Borodino

The barricades of Borodino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Redoubt

The Great Redoubt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from the heights!

View from the heights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Zombie Cossack Host...Vengeance of Admiral Kolchak!!

White Zombie Cossack Host…Vengeance of Admiral Kolchak!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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American War of Independence !!

28 mm Wilderness Wars rules

 

Dashing British Lights

Dashing British Lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contested River Crossing -  tough going for sure

Contested River Crossing – tough going for sure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holed up Loyalist Militia.  In Wilderness Wars you can not shoot at units in a building with small arms.  You need a cannon or burn them out.

Holed up Loyalist Militia. In Wilderness Wars you can not shoot at units in a building with small arms. You need a cannon or burn them out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Ragged Continentals

Your Ragged Continentals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr Sultan..Your Train is Here!

It is a great day in Berserkistan.  The Czech Legion has the Tsar’s Gold, a train to carry everything and a port provided by the Sultan of Berserkistan, who wants just a little bit of the gold.  There is only one bit the Czechs do not know.  The port is controlled by the French, with the aid of 2 brigades of White’s, who themselves are waiting to be evacuated to safety.  And….there are 3 brigades of veteran Red’s pursuing the Czechs.  The battle unfolds with a White commander, who has been invited by the Sultan to be in his country,  decides the Sultan does not need any gold and attacks him, killing the Sultan, his son and demolishes the first gold car.   The Czech Legion returns fire, the Reds occupy the Sultans summer home and most of northern Berserkistan, a mountain pass is closed with mines by the French, the USA sends forces in to support the Czech and the Sultan,  and the Reds are late for most of the party and very unhappy.  Remnants of the Czech legion gather what gold they can and move into Turkey…great times 🙂

Angry Red's on the pursuit

Angry Red’s on the pursuit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gold Train, the Whites, and unseen trouble.

The Gold Train, the Whites, and unseen trouble.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colonel Belloqus of the French Army mixes it up with a Female French Archeologists..who convinces him to attach here wagon of artifacts to his Renault F 17 and tow it the Port

Colonel Belloqus of the French Army mixes it up with a Female French Archeologist..who convinces him to attach her wagon of artifacts to his Renault F 17 and tow it the Port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ridge Running, Angry Red's

Ridge Running, Angry Red’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whies vs Berserkastanis

Whites vs Berserkastanis…note one gold truck disabled and one moving off or trying to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the World of Gaslight Colonies are Won and Lost in a Day!

The islands were rich and the Turks knew they were.  The Turks had moved heavy artillery in to support their German Allies factor.  The Kaiser was sending a new Air Cruiser to help in the subjugation of the island just off the coast of the their factor.   Defending said island where the headhunting natives armed with bolt throwing mastodons and witch doctors.   The straits between the island was patrolled by Turkish warships and it is here the USA fleet makes its move to take the factor and clear the straits.  There was ramming, bolt throwers disabling new air cruisers, lighting bolts, Walkers, flame tanks and hypnotic powers all to no avail  as the British – USA task force takes both islands..  Great good times!!   Thanks to Brent!!

German relief column with their new flame tanks are too late to help out in the defense.

German relief column with their new flame tanks are too late to help out in the defense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Balloon troops move on the factor defenses

French Balloon troops move on the factor defenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The start of the battle .  The German Air Cruiser and jet troops invade the Head Hunter island and to free the hostages

The start of the battle . The German Air Cruiser and jet troops invade the Head Hunter island and to free the hostages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA vs The Turk.  With it's guns swept away in the early moments of battle the Turk navy resorts to ramming attempts to hold the straits.  Here you see a walker moving into the German Factor

USA vs The Turk. With it’s guns swept away in the early moments of battle the Turk navy resorts to ramming attempts to hold the straits. Here you see a walker moving into the German Factor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Battle of the Russian Civil War

It was 1921.  The city of Odessa was the last port left to leave the Motherland and the Whites were determined to fight one last good fight.   A fast moving Red Army, made up of Cavalry, Armor and an Armored Train had appeared out the approaches in an attempt to take the port in a coup de main.  Unknown to the Red Army there was a brigade of French Senegalese and a British Brigade of Regulars on site.  The Red cavalry charged the dismounted White veterans and were thrown back in a bloody fight.  The Armored unloaded but where suppressed by a well in-placed Senegalese Brigade.  In the end the Red’s were soundly defeated, it looks like the fight will continue in Berserkastan.

 

Red Cossack's ready to charge into Odessa..they were very brave.

Red Cossack’s ready to charge into Odessa..they were very brave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whited Cavalry well placed and dismounted

Whited Cavalry well placed and dismounted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Infantry..well trained and well armed

British Infantry..well trained and well armed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Infantry on the attack

White Infantry on the attack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last attempt by the Red's followed by the collapse of the Red attack

The last attempt by the Red’s followed by the collapse of the Red attack

It is Oct 1944 Romanian Border

We got to use the Big Guns in a Spearhead game.  Panthers, Tigers, JSU 152….wow.  Great time was had.  We used a hidden movement system and a new Recon system that gives anew feel to the battle

The Germans recon was in great form and force a late combat for a German Win

 

 

 

 

German HQ  -no troops- no reserves

German HQ -no troops- no reserves

 

 

 

 

 

 

First blood to the Soviets.  German Repair assets at work to bring the Panther back on line.

First blood to the Soviets. German Repair assets at work to bring the Panther back on line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It s a Stalin II ... Oh my a Stalin II

It s a Stalin II … Oh my a Stalin II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panthers on the defense

Panthers on the defense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The battle unfolds..forces are fixed not the fight.

The battle unfolds..forces are fixed not the fight.

War of Independence … A Set Piece Battle.

We used Wilderness War rules with 28 mm figures to recreate a late war meeting engagement of the American Civil War.   Troop are in good morale and training.   It was a dog fight.  With battle still in full form as the sun was setting, a truce was called and both sides declared victory.  Well played and fought.

Continental Right

Continental Right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continental Left

Continental Left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a Traditional Assault of the Grenadiers

a Traditional Assault of the Grenadiers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Dragoons over run the Gun....not good

British Dragoons over run the Gun….not good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Persians vs the Greek Alliance.

Persians set up kill the Spartans and loose the battle….of course

 

Greeks attack - Lights to the front

Greeks attack – Lights to the front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Greeks -with armor- and long long spears with iron points

More Greeks -with armor- and long long spears with iron points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Persians were very Brave.

the Persians were very Brave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catastrophe

Catastrophe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New M4 Schedule

7/18 It’s Magic! 28mm Fantasy combat with Pete

7/25 GASLIGHT- 28mm Victorian Sci Fi mayhem hosted by Brent

8/1 Imperial Commander- Old School 15mm Sci Fi combat, brought to us by Brent

8/8 Neil Thomas Napoleonics- 28mm 19th century warfare with Pete.