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Microbiggie17 May 2017 5:24 p.m. PST

So onto Game 9 which was one of the more cinematic games that I've played.
The scenario requires the Aussies to take out a Japanese roadblock to enable their retreat to continue and transport out casualties and heavy equipment.

William had the remains of Cobb's platoon further reduced to 15 men  Cpl Keegan is acting pla sgt.  John brought the reduced platoon of Lt Tinline back with 22 men total. 
The Aussie did have a lot of support points to work with-Cobb's platoon starts at a minus 6 compared to a standard Japanese platoon of +1.  So the Diggers went with a pre game barrage, a FO for 3" mortars and two demo teams to be sure to take out the block. 
They would start on the far edge from the road.
I was the Japanese player and went with 2) MMG teams in entrenchments and 2) Chi Ha tanks.  I just finished them so they had to get on board  And this would give me equal points to the Aussies. This was a fresh platoon since the one in the last game had such high casualties.  Rikugun Ebina Kano and Gunzo Sawanda Yoshiyuki were the leaders.

It ended in quite a blaze of action with not many survivors for a Game 10. But Cobb will be back with the green Diggers to hold the bridge.

Link to flickr set and AAR with descriptions:


CoC Game 9. The Roadblock by Mark Luther, on Flickr
MMG has some targets by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Cobb's men along the berm by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Gratiutous tank picture by Mark Luther, on Flickr
Mortars finally by Mark Luther, on Flickr

2nd Chi Ha by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Cobb pulls back with the demo team after clearing out the MMG nest by Mark Luther, on Flickr


Rod I Robertson Inactive Member17 May 2017 6:02 p.m. PST


Lovely terrain and board, great models and mini's too. Well done and thanks for sharing this.

Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 May 2017 8:01 p.m. PST

Great story! thumbs up

blacksoilbill17 May 2017 10:28 p.m. PST

Cracking game!

Durban Gamer18 May 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

Terrain up to your usual phenomenal standards! Always a privilege to read your AARs.

Microbiggie18 May 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

This was a real fun game too. Nice dramatic ending for the platoon that has gone through 8 previous games.
This is probably the best campaign I've ever played. Kudos to William for lasting this long.

ether drake Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 6:20 a.m. PST

I'm in Malaysia and I think your terrain is amongst the best I've seen of the Malaya period. It really looks like home. Very inspiring.

Microbiggie19 May 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

Thanks, E D.

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:05 p.m. PST

You are setting THE standard.

Clays Russians Inactive Member21 Jun 2017 8:49 a.m. PST

That is amazing. I was in Honduras on deployment, looks a lot like that. Need coffee trees tho…..☕️ Well done indeed

Clays Russians Inactive Member21 Jun 2017 8:50 a.m. PST

Hmmmm, British airborne fighting red insurgents in the jungles? 1950s? That would be fun

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