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Offline Will Bailie

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Attack on Gravenstafel Ridge 24 April 1915
« on: April 30, 2008, 03:29:01 AM »
This weekend at the Edmonton Wargamers' May Day Convention, I will be hosting a game based on the German attack on Gravenstafel Ridge, 24 April 1915.  The game will be played using the Contemptible Little Armies rules.

Some pre-game photos of the miniatures and the terrain can be found here:
http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x96/WillBailie/Miniatures/Mayday%20Photos/

A view of the trenches:



The game board.  Locality C in the foreground, and the ruins of Keerselaere in the distance.




The 18-pdr battery at Locality C



Game report to follow after the weekend!

Regards

Will

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Attack on Gravenstafel Ridge 24 April 1915
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008, 05:52:33 AM »
Nice table! And I like thge idea with the rats.
If you come for the king, you better not miss (Omar)

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Attack on Gravenstafel Ridge 24 April 1915
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008, 01:16:31 PM »
Nice looking board.  I hope you and the folks at your table have a good game!

Offline Will Bailie

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Attack on Gravenstafel Ridge 24 April 1915
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008, 01:28:02 PM »
Thanks, guys, I'm looking forward to the game.

The players seem to like using the rats as morale markers, too - there's a lot more enthusiasm for "ratting" a unit, then when we used dice or bingo chips.  Dice were a particularly bad choice, because people kept picking them up and using them!

Cheers

Will

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Attack on Gravenstafel Ridge 24 April 1915
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2008, 01:54:12 PM »
Nice.  And I like the comparison shots in your gallery.  Is it my eyes or do Renegade and GWM go quite well together?  I had a notion that they wouldn't  :?:

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Attack on Gravenstafel Ridge 24 April 1915
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2008, 02:05:36 PM »
Quote from: "Orctrader"
Nice.  And I like the comparison shots in your gallery.  Is it my eyes or do Renegade and GWM go quite well together?  I had a notion that they wouldn't  :?:


IMHO in case of the germans they don't, the Brigade helmets are very different from GWM or Renegade.

Offline Will Bailie

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Attack on Gravenstafel Ridge 24 April 1915
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2008, 02:22:50 AM »
Thanks for the kind comments.

While I'm happy to mix figures from different companies, it's easy to tell which ones go together.  The GWM models are quite distinct from those by the other companies.  Brigade and Renegade are closer to each other in appearance - same sculptor, I believe.  As much as possible, I keep like with like - I try not to mix different types of models within the same unit.

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Attack on Gravenstafel Ridge 24 April 1915
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2008, 01:11:58 AM »
I've updated my photobucket account with photos from yesterday's game:

http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x96/WillBailie/Miniatures/Mayday%20Photos/

The outcome of the game was a victory for the Germans, as they captured the one of their targets (the village of Keeselaere)and were poised to push through to St Julien (off the Canadian board edge).  Congrats to Rob and Matt, the successful German commanders!

 

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