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Jabba Miles23 Sep 2020 1:43 a.m. PST

Last week we gamed a new period using a new, to us, set of rules. The period was the Korean war of 1950-53 and the rules Bolt Action from Warlord games.

All the figures were supplied by the game's umpire, his lock down project, in what was to be a rule learning night for all of us.

The scenario saw a US Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M*A*S*H) unit threatened by advancing Korean Peoples' Army (KPA) and Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) troops with only two squads of USMC to protect them while they tried to evacuate their patients and staff.

The two marine squads were dug in along a hill crest with a bazooka team in support and would have to hold off the communist hordes for ten turns to enable a full evacuation of the patients, by helicopter, and staff by road convoy.

The massed KPA and PVA troops were soon advancing towards the dug in marines with only the slightest encouragement required from their political officers' pistols. The communist fire was eerily accurate inflicting casualties and pins on the US forces almost at will. In contrast my squad on the US left seemed unable to hit the broadside of a barn door, no matter how much lead I slung at them.

My poor dice throwing continued all night and saw my much reduced squad finally rout while a Chinese officer and bugler finally saw off the USMC 2nd Lt in hand to hand combat. The second marine squad was also now taking casualties as the Chinese troops shifted their attention to them.

The umpire called the game at this point. The outnumbered USMC had held on long enough for fourteen of the twenty casualties to be evacuated along with many of the hospital staff, for those left POW camps loomed.

More on my blog at Jabba's Wargaming

Tony.

saltflats192923 Sep 2020 2:27 a.m. PST

Cool

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 3:16 a.m. PST

Great looking game, and I watched that episode several times over the years.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 4:29 a.m. PST

Superb! Great game.

FearAndLoathing23 Sep 2020 10:29 a.m. PST

Where'd you get the MASH figures from? Great looking Hot Lips, and is that other nurse Klinger? And Father Mulcahy skulking in the background?

Jabba Miles23 Sep 2020 11:53 a.m. PST

The MASH figures are from Warlord Games.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2020 9:07 a.m. PST

sounds like a great game

Joe

Jabba Miles25 Sep 2020 2:33 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comments gents.

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