Since my good lady was away for the weekend, I found myself at something of a loose end. Luckily, I’d heard a rumour that a Lardy Games Day was being put on in St. Albans. After a brief e-mail discussion with Rich Clarke, they managed to squeeze Dave and myself in for the day, so off we went to St. Albans. After all, what could be better than a day’s gaming?
In the morning, I found myself pitted once again against Dave as we played Chain of Command. The game was being run by Dick Bax, who had brought along his fantastic table for playing the German Fallschirmjager attack on the Ypenburg airfield on May 10th 1940.
Dave played the Dutch defenders (3rd Battn, Regiment Grenadiers) whilst I was advising Nick Meredith, as we played the 1st Airborne Battalion of Fallschirmjager Regiment 2.
The game quickly turned into a prolonged firefight across the road, with the Germans eventually being driven off, as the Dutch were more successful in concentrating their fire and whitling down the attackers
A fantastic looking table as always from Rich – but it’s amazing after playing CoC in 15mm, just how crowded a 28mm table looks…
There were also games of Sharpe Practice 2 and Sharpe Assegai (Sharpe Practice in the Zulu War)
The afternoon saw three more games. We had Napoleonic Chain of Command:
We had a great day – many thanks to Rich and Nick for squeezing us in, and to everyone who went for making it a very enjoyable time.