Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin',

Colin and I set off from our smoky and poverty stricken village to go towards the bright lights of the big city to war-game with the big boys...
Colin can read so he was the French. Ferdy and I, eyes dimmed with age and hearing aids turned up to 11, were the Army of Austria. The year is 7 minutes past six and we advanced to cries of "Bring out your lead!" All went well...until we began to play

 Austrian artillery took position near the grave yard (a bad omen if ever there was)
 The 18mm figures marched purposefully towards the beer mats...
 Meanwhile, the French outflanked...
 ...then took the town...
 ...and all the high ground
 Never the less! Onward, onward marched the ineptly led Austrians!
 Guns roared and thundered as octogenarians, shuffling with their zimmers, squinted to see what I was crying about
 The French broke through! Colin rolled as though there was six spots on every side of his dice...
 "Vive l'Shako 2!" they cried. Unstoppable on their march, driven on by innumerable 6's, they parried the cavalry and skewered the columns.
 Soon the Austrian army was in glorious head long advance to the rear!
 More 6's than the Aussies against England. The rules work! We are slaughtered!
One more shot of the guns (it's a glorious 1) and the Army breaks and flees the field in joy to the chant of "Vive l'Shako 2!" ringing in our hearing aids...

Thanks to the Ferdy at the Tradeston for the invite. this is the first post done with my phone. Technology, eh? I just need to check with my grand daughter that I've done it correctly.



8 comments:

  1. Nice pictures and great looking armies!

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    1. Yeah, Ferdy is the 'go to' guy for the 18mm Armies. He's got ridiculously large and well painted armies and the historical knowledge to field and explain them accurately.

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    2. Yeah, Ferdy is the 'go to' guy for the 18mm Armies. He's got ridiculously large and well painted armies and the historical knowledge to field and explain them accurately.

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  2. A great read, looks like lots of fun (for the French!)

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    1. True. It was a good night for la Belle France...I got a real thumping, c'est la Guerre!

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    2. True. It was a good night for la Belle France...I got a real thumping, c'est la Guerre!

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  3. Top looking game and marvellously entertaining report, as usual!

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