I was lucky enough to be invited over to Eric the Shed's wargaming lair this week for a game set in the VBCW genre, using Bolt Action. Normally his games clash with my regular Monday night club but I was able to make it this week (and it's only about 3 miles from home). I also met another Shed regular who I last gamed with around 18 years ago in Epsom!
This weeks game was based around a scenario from the VBCW forum....
In the scenario competing Fascists and Socialists are on the trail of the crown jewels which are located in one of 3 farms on the table. The idea is that the game is played by lots of players around the country and the results are somehow fed into a culminating game which will be held at Partizan at the end of the month.
There is an great write up over on Eric's excellent blog... here
Suffice to say it wasn't my most glorious of evenings and the Socialists were outmanoeuvred early on, allowing the Fascists to concentrate a lot of fire on some of my forces. Combined with some unlucky dice (always the excuse of the losing gamer!) this meant the Socialists failed to hold any of the farms, and indeed had to flee with most of their forces lost.
As always at the Shed it was an excellent game on a lovely table.