Monday 22 August 2011

Over 60...

No, not my age but the number of people (actually 61) that has already enrolled to my blog. Welcome the out two latest friends: straight from Australia, Beccas with an extensive interest in many historical and not historical periods; and Ironcolumn a fanatic ancient-plastic-and-WAB personal friend of mine. It's almost a year and a half since I launched this blog and then I wasn't sure if I was going to have the time or even the moral to keep it alive. Thanks to all the 61's for  taking the time to leave your comments and share your ideas; and to the many others casual lurkers for reading my posts. Over 21,000 visits through this period is really encouraging.

Tuesday 2 August 2011

Stalingrad Part I

At last!!! After many months waiting, we played the first game of our summer Stalingrad campaign last weekend with our favourite rules Troops, Weapons and Tactics of the TooFatLardies company. And just from the first few turns I can foresee that a very bloody affair will develop, and not too different from what really happened in the autumn of 1942.

The setup of our game is the urban area surrounding the famous Red Barricade tractor factory. The dates 14-17th October, when the German assault scalated in ferociousness and intensity, finally breaking the Soviert army line and reaching the Volga river bank.