Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Very Moderate Swedish Conflict AAR #5



I haven´t finised the painting of the "Dalkulla" yet, so I´ll give you an short AAR from last weeks test game of my rules for our "A Very Moderate Swedish Conflict" club project. I have  continued to use the rules I have put together by using the best parts of Muskets and Tomahawk, Triumph and Tragedy, Mud and Blood and of course some of my own ideeas.

This time there were 3 players on each side and the rules got a good  run through and test.


The gaming area was 180x120cm and we used 450ish points forces.

OOB White force (Regular Swedish Army)

Stosstruppe Beironsson (Swedish Army)
Leader: Reitmeister Beironsson, Cavalry and Tactician.
2x6 Regulars, Bolt Action Rifles and 1 Automatic Rifle
1x3 Regulars with Medium Mortar

Stosstruppe Knös (Swedish Army)
Leader: Second Lieutenant Larsson, acompnied by Nurse Sigrid and her SMG...
1x5 Regulars, Bolt Action Rifles and 1 Automatic Rifle
1x8 Militia, Bolt Action Rifles, Grenades and a SMG

Bladmyr Textiles Militia from Strängnäs
Leader: Chief Designer Mjältbring,
1x12 Militia Bolt Action Rifles and 1 Automatic Rifle
1 Card-Loyd Armour Carrier with HMG


OOB Red force (Socialist Miners Union Militia)

"Gruvettan" Mining Union Militia from Grängesberg
Leader: Union Leader Engelbrektsson, Determined and acompanied by the Union Banner.
2x6 Militia, Bolt Action Rifles and 1 Light Machine Gun
1x9 Dynamitards, Bolt Action Rifles, Grenades and a Heawy Flamer operated by 2 of the Dynamitards
1x4 Militia with a HMG
1 Card-Loyd Armour Carrier with Anti-Tank Rifle

Fagersta Red Guard
Leader:  Baroness Sparre, acompanied by Political Commissar Kurt.
1x8 Militia, Bolt Action Rifles
1x Armoured Truck with a LMG and 8 men carrying capacity

Objective
The White side have been ordered to secure Miss Elviras "Bro Kiosken" (Filling Station), the bridge and the road passing by to make it possible for a very important transport to pass by, but ofcourse the main reason for Ryttmästare Beironson to accept the mission was thet he would get a chanse to visit young and beautiful Miss Elvira Johansson  "Bro Kiosken" and try to explain way he fell of his horse the other day....

The Red side has once again been sent to the "Bro Kiosken" by the Young Eagles Leader Erland Thageson to get some candy and sweets that hi had promised his young fighters in  game #3...


Situation after the first activations. Stosstruppe Beironsson have made a catuious advance on the other side of the bridge, i.e the white sides left flank. Stosstruppe Knös made a swift advance in the center and secured the two woods at "Bro Kiosken" and the Bladmyr Textiles Militia started to advance on the right flank keeping their Carrier in support on the road.

The Red force concentrated all their troops on the nearest side of the bridge with "Gruvettan" on both sides of the road and Fagersta Röda Garde making a dashing mobile advancement with blasing guns along the road to "Bro Kiosken"...


Union Leader Engelbrektsson taking cover behind a small cottage as the Red Guard make a swift advance along the road.


The Bladmyr Textiles Militia dont want to ruin their new Uniforms so they make a catuious advance throught th field under firm command of Chief Designer Mjältbring in his stylish pigeon-blue uniform.


To Miss Elviras great dissapointment? Reitmeister Beironsson didn´t advance his troops any further... Might he had missunderstod the orders or was he to embarrassed to meet Miss Elvira...any how he deployed his Mortar and started to plunge grenades on the other side of the river...


In a cloud of road dust and with blazing guns the Fagersta Red Guards dissembarke just outside the "Bro Kiosken" The Red Victory was close by...


With greateer number and in cover of a Stone wall the Bladmyr Textiles Militia easy out shooted a group of "Gruvettan" Militia...


Inspired by their comrades in Fagersta Red Guard the rest of the "Gruvettan" units joined in on the all out assault towards "Bro kiosken"...


At the same time dissaster struck for "Gruvettan" as the Bladmyr Textiles Militia cunningly had sneaked up on the Union Leader Engelbrekt and overwhelmed him in a Close Assault and took him prissoner...


But that was not the end to the dissasters that affected the Red... The White Mortars in conjunction with the troops from Stosstruppe Knös that was protecting the "Bro kiosken" took a greate toll on the Red Forces...the Fagersta Red Guard was almost disintegrated and "Gruvettan" took to the run...better fight a nother day...or what they was jibbering about...


Victorious Bladmyr Textiles Militia esscort the "Gruvettan" Leader Engelbrekt to interrogation...


The end of the fighting...and still no candy for the Young Eagles...

We had a greate game, at least I hope so;)  The rules worked quite well, I will gather the feed back recived and have a run through of them and a new test game, you will ofcourse get a AAR here:)

Now back to painting the "Dalkulla"...

35 comments:

  1. Man that just looks brilliant. I can easily imagine the real Sweden looking at this.

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    1. God morning Torbjörn ! Thanks for a quick and very nice comment!

      The real Sweden ARE looking like this... ;)

      Best regards michael

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  2. Another fantastic report, with beautiful pictures...really impressive!

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  3. I'm keen on yours scenic ! Great report !

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  4. Momentum is certainly gathering pace with this wonderful project and it really is starting to develop a very clear identity of its own, well done Michael.

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    1. Thanks Michael glad to heare that !

      Need to keep going as long as the inspiration last:)

      Best regards Michael

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  5. What an aamazing game! It must be absolutely great to play a game on such a table with these stunningly painted figures!

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  6. Disaster! The Reds were most likely betrayed! That is the only explanation for the Young Eagles not being able to get their sweets.

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    1. Indeed a betrayal ! The Polictical Commissary Kurt will sort this out if he find he´s way back after geting caught with the Fagersta Red Guard and a Mortar bombardment...

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    2. I am sure he has cunning plan in mind. I think he let himself be captured so as to pull of a super secret mission for the cause. We should all be inspired by his bravery.

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    3. Of course I mean that Comrade Engelbrektsson, let himself be captured so as to infiltrate the whites.
      Comrade Commissar Kurt's recon of the whites fire power was a resounding success! His reports will be of great assists in developing a counter measure.

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    4. I´m sure you are right, Comrade Engelbrektsson are a cunning man, arn´t all top men in the Union that...?

      Comrade Commissar Kurt have a bad habit of alvays survive all the Whites atemt to his life, so he will doubtless be back, with suspicions towards the Young Eagles leader Erland Tagesson, as he are the only Red Commander in this area that haven´t participated in any of the failed attacks lately...

      :)

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  7. Looking very good Michael. Love the covered bridge!

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  8. That's one great table! :D Feels like home ;P Haha!

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  9. Excellent report Michael!! Really like your photos.

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  10. Great board and great pics Michael!

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  11. Nice one Michael!

    Not so nice for us Reds though ... ;)

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  12. Excellent looking game.
    The Dalkulla . Did People live in them?

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    1. Thank you Paul !

      I good question Paul, that actually newer crossed my mind sins I grow upp with "Dalkullor" around the corner. As far as I know no one newer lived in them as it would be extremly dangerous as they were used as Electrical Substations/Utility Stations. But they would be good objectives in a game as you would get controll of the local electricity supplie.

      Best regards Michael

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  13. A smorgasbord for the eyes! It's a treat to see all of your hard work coming together like this.

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    1. Monty i´m realy impressed by you knowledge of the Swedish Smörgåsbord:)

      Thank you very much !

      Best regards Michael

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  14. Thanks for a nice game (as alwys)!
    Maybe I should rename Bladmyr's militia to Bladmyr Textilier's Storm-Shock Assault Militia after their brave performance on this battlefield.

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    1. Chairman Engelbrektsson will of course be liberated by force, so you need all Storm-Shock Assault Militia you can get;)

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  15. Thank you ALL for appreciated comments !

    I realy hope that you had a good weekend and will get a good week upcomming to !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  16. Your terrain has put Sweden on the map Michael. It is all wonderful.
    Pat.

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    1. Thanks Pat ! I hope my illusion will mesure up with the real Sweden if you ever visit:)

      Be sure to come around Stockholm and also plan for a detour to darlecarlia/Dalarna... If you let me know in advance I´ll try to get a day of work and show you at least some parts of Stockholm and also ofcourse set up a game:)

      Best regards Michael

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    2. Hi Michael,
      Thanks very much for your kind offer, if we ever visit Sweden then meeting up for a game would be a big bonus.
      Cheers,
      Pat.

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  17. Great report Michael!! the bridge looks ACE!

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    1. Glad you liked it, I´ll suppouse you have something similar in your part of our contry?

      Best regards Michael

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  18. Hi Michael,

    a very good AAR with some stunning pictures. The terrain looks just awesome!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  19. Once again that table is just awesome and the report great!

    Christopher

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  20. Great AAR. Thanks for sharing. Great stuff as always. Fantastic terrain and miniatures. The textile militia with stylish uniforms made me smile.

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  21. Wow, the white side really performed well in this encounter.

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  22. Great work Michael. I love your scenery and how you paint. Love to see more. I will follow your
    blog closely. I am planning scenarios between
    danes, scanians and swedes myself.
    Greetings from the south. :)

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