First, I want to promote my friend Ivan Sorensen's Indigogo campaign for Hammer of Democracy, a WW2 set of rules adapted from his squad hammer set. Just for the record, even though I am the co-author of Trench Hammer, I am not benefiting from this and have thrown my hat (and cash) into the ring. Please give it a look, I have never supported a crowdfunding campaign, but I know this one will be a good one!
Another go with Trench Hammer this weekend, this time with the wife! She is long-suffering and the best spouse/opponent a guy could ask for. She is usually convinced I am cheating, but was willing to dive in and give Trench Hammer a try.
We played a simple British attack on a German-held village, circa mid-1918.
The Germans had 2 grenadier section with bombs, an MG08/15 LMG section, and an MG-08 Maxim HMG. The British had a standard platoon with a Rifle Section, Bombing Section, Lewis Gun Section, and Rifle Grenade Section.
Apologies for the poor quality pictures, but I was drinking a nice lager at the time and the lighting was poor. I need some more lamps. I am not going to do a blow by blow, just an overview, as I was too busy playng to document everything. Anyway, on with the show...
Here is the German commander, sad at her defeat.. the Bombers manage to infiltrate the village from the flank. This is a narrow British victory, but the butcher's bill is high. The Britsh lost their platoon leader, rifle section, and Lewis section and are incapable of further offensive action at this time.
The Germans lost their platoon leader, a Grenade squad, and an LMG squad. After the British infiltrated into the village and the Maxim pulled back, the remaining combat effective German squad was forced to fall back or face being cut off.
A great game we played in 45 minutes! She likes it and we will be playing more. I hope you enjoyed it and contribute to Ivan's new rules if you can. Until next time, good gaming!