Another successful Chain of Command event at MOAB here in Sydney, Australia has come to its conclusion with the Germans once again showing there resilience in defence of the 'Fatherland'.
The CoC event was run over 2 days during the Australian long weekend with 11 players participating on 5 gaming tables. The theme for the event was "Race to the Rhine" the Allies trying to make headway into German territory.
The first day saw the Germans utilizing there Panzer Grenadiers, SS troops and the Volstrum units in defence trying to hold up the advancing Allies by securing strategic positions.
The second day saw the Allies consisting of Late War British Infantry, US Armoured, Polish Paras and Brits Paras as defenders trying to hold off counter attacks by the Germans.
Day 1: Germans as defenders,where successful in securing most of their strategic aims and even blowing up 2 bridges over the Rhine. Allies as attackers did not fair well in face of the stiff German resistance .
Day 2: Allies as defenders had to fight off relentless German counter attacks,they did a great job in grinding down and stopping the attackers in their tracks.
However at the events end, the Germans managed to secure 32 points to the Allies 24 to be victorious and for now stop the Allies crossing the Rhine.
The players enjoyed gaming and participating at the event with a few cries of laughter and sorrow but all in good fun.
As a TO and umpire I also learnt a lot about the game.
We also had quite a lot of visitors coming into our room showing great interest in the rules and the game.
|The players from left to right Lee,Robert Chris, Richard (is hiding behind Chris), Kevin,Rowan,Greg,Dare,Steve,Greg and me in the middle in the black T-shirt (Kyle missing from the photo).|
|I have posted a lot of images|
|The games begin, the bridge table, Kyle fielding his SS Demo team to plant the explosives on the bridge while the platoon gives them covering support. Steve using a US Armoured Platoon needs to stop this and capture the bridge intact.|
|A Hasty defence scenario from the Early war handbook is in play, Robert needs to defend with his Voltsturm aganist Greg's paras.|
|Rowan with his German Grenadiers is up against Richard with his US Armoured infantry they both need to take and secure the bridge and capture the opponents JOPs.|
|Kyle's SS troops covering the Demo team setting the charges for the bridge.|
|Richard's US Armoured infantry deploying|
|Lee and Dare sportsmanship on show on the woods field.|
|Kyle celebrates successfully blowing the bridge.|
|The commander of the US Armoured Infantry Steve, is not as ecstatic as Kylie with the performance of his troops (better luck next time Steve).|
New to CoC Robert (with 2 games under his belt prior to attending),is getting a bit of help from Kyle's dad on the forest table.
Hive of activity in the gaming room.
A plus for us, gaming in our own room away from the larger open rooms and hall was the decreased noise level.
|Hardy prized meal for the victors of this field.|
|Another German player, Lee celebrates another successful planting of explosives and detonation to bring about the destruction of the bridge over the Rhine.|
|Rowan's Stug moving to flank the Brits.|
|Close Combat about to happen between Greg's British Paras and Rowan's Germans, here Greg's SMGs come into play.|
|Lee's Germans waiting on a opportunity to seize the objective.|
|Greg contemplating his next move|
|and moves a unit.|
|Steve deploys 2 Bazooka team to tackle Rowan's Stug with no luck.|
|Robert's Voltstrum on the attack.|
|Every Germans pet hate about the British the 2"mortar.|
|Chris's Grenadiers move toward the tank.|
|Dare's Polish paras move to counter the aggressive Germans.|
|Dare calls up a Vickers and 6 pounder for support as a Panzer IV appears.|
|Chris's Grenadiers try to out flank the Germans.|
|more action in the town.|
|Voltstrum moving towards the smaller bridge|
|Para also move in to counter the Voltstrum move.|
|A guest very keen on starting CoC gaming sits in on Richards and Chris's game.|
For Darryl who provided some 3D printed vehicles for us.
Thanks to Richard Naco for his generosity in supplying troops to some of the new players and his keenness in promoting CoC at his club.
Thanks to Steve for play testing the scenarios for each table and his help along with Dare in setting and packing the tables.
Big thanks to War and Peace Games for supporting the Chain of Command event.
Thanks TFL for their support and for such great gaming rules.
Looking forward now God willing, to CANCON 2020
"The Blitzkrieg Strikes"in Canberra, Australia.