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CAG 1912 Mar 2012 12:51 p.m. PST

A quick report from another playtest game of the new Square Bashing rules.

Game was set on the Eastern Front in 1914 between Russians and Germans, with the Russians attacking.
The Assault collapsed in the face of German firepower after 3 hours of playing. A couple of Playtest questions need to go back to Peter Pig but a good game even if I lost. I am now to be known as MG Bane as I lost 5 out of 6 Russian Machine Gun companies.

These are the new Square Bashing rules which use a much reduced table size. Playtesting has been ongoing for a while and I believe that PP are looking at the end of May. Figures are all Pendraken 10mm.

Full report can be found on the link

The Battlefield

The Troops. Russians at the top, Germans towards the bottom

In Progress shots looking from behind the Russian lines

Sean Clark Inactive Member12 Mar 2012 1:44 p.m. PST

Excellent looking game. Great blog!

John Leahy12 Mar 2012 3:30 p.m. PST

Cool looking game. How long did it last? Were units battalions for the infantry?



mghFond12 Mar 2012 7:30 p.m. PST

Thanks for the report. I have never played the first version of the rules but was always intrigued.

CAG 1913 Mar 2012 12:49 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comments.

The game lasted five turns which took us 3 hours to play. Don't be fooled both of us had taken the day off work to meet up and it included a meal break and it was also play testing so lots of discussions.

The units are Battalions for Infantry, Regiments for Cavalry and Batteries or Companies for On table arty and MGs.

All told a divisional level game on just short of 3000 yard frontage. Table width is about 2000 yards.

As to the rules, I have never played the current version of SB but was also intrigued by it. I don't know if I would go and get a copy of the old rules to see which I prefer but this version has a good feel to it. No intricate fire and manouvre. You hope your artillery has cleared the way and if it hasn't well your troops are going to suffer.

Peter Pig Inactive Member13 Mar 2012 12:16 p.m. PST

Looks good Si! Thanks for posting!


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