|The table, BUF attacking from top right, Frank Wilde top left, Royalists bottom left.|
The weekend at Evesham was a bit of a disappointment so it was nice to put on a game for the Tring club last night. I carried on the story from the Evesham games with the BUF/ Royalists attacking the village of Badgworth. The fluff was as follows:
After 7 days of fighting the
Anglian League are on the back foot and in need of a victory. The fighting is
now around the village of Wedmore and the surrounding area. Badgworth is the last hamlet controlled the
Anglian League which overlooks the A38 one of the major roads though Somerset.
The Government is launching
an attack from the A38 and the levels. The only problem is the on-going bad
feeling between the BUF and local Royalists.
As usual you have drawn the
short store straw. Your attack is across the levels and your armoured support
keeps bogging down. Your orders are to capture the T junction to the right of
the village and cut it off from Wedmore.
You will not give any support
to the BUF. The other militia is that of Frank Wilde, you get on well with Him
and his men. You will support Frank during the battle.
|BUF tank tries to run over the Anglican League Vickers HMG and gets beached.|
The Royalist have been forced
on you again. You have given them the hardest start point. You plan to rush the
Anglican League positions and capture both T Junctions before the Royalists can
get out of the rhynes. You are also being supported by Frank Wilde and his
militia. You get on well with Frank and his boys. You’ll give him any support
You’re caught between a rock
and a hard place. The BUF and Royalists have not made friends and you are in
the middle. Thankfully you get on with both sides and they like you. You just
want to get the job done and go home.
|Plucky/mad Anglican League attack the tank|
You are 1 of 2 platoon
commanders in Badgworth. You need to keep hold of the village so you can try
and stop any government movement up and down the A38. Your forces are short of
sandbags so you have had the locals make gabions, like the old civil war.
The players were new to the Went The Day Well? rules but soon picked them up. The Royalists struggled through the rhynes and Frank did little to support the BUF. The Anglican's should have been able to take advantage of this but failed due to poor deployment. The BUF's tank made fast progress up the road, but beached itself on a hedge for 3 moves! It was then attacked by 2 members of the Anglican League.
We ran out of time just as things were getting interesting so had to call it a draw.
the rules worked well as did my house rules and everyone enjoyed the game. Rolll on the next one.