10 July 2019

CHOO CHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!


It's July and that can mean only one thing...

PANZERSCHRECK ROAD TRIP!!!

That's right, but this time, no scummy minivan for us! We're travelling in style! We're going by train! What started out as a random idea at the end of last years event quickly morphed into a legitimate plan of attack.

And this year, we're taking reinforcements! There are a total of 8 or more of us from Auckland making the venture down to Palmerston North.

This year's event is Team Yankee doubles, 140 points per side.

Let's have a look at some of the forces people are taking.

Dan and I are running Marines. All the LAVs an all the Pattons...






Reid and Bob are taking East German scum. 



Damian and Daryl are also running Americans.




Damian's force is almost exclusively 3D printed...

Darren and Gav are running dirty Dutch.



While Ryan and Andrew are going to run some West German cheese.


Note, this is their WHOLE 140 point force...

Keep an eye on the Behind Enemy Lines Facebook and possibly YouTube for updates!


15 June 2019

D-Day 75th Anniversary Event


The 75th anniversary of the greatest landing the world had even seen is a pretty amazing event. We took the opportunity to run a Flames of War and Bolt Action tournament commemorating just the occasion with players drawing their forces from briefings based around Operation Overlord.

Hosted by the awesome team at Mighty Ape, it was 2 days of amazing gaming, regardless of scale.


Complete with 28mm Pegasus Bridge and Brecourt Manor scenarios as well.





Let's get a pictorial view of what happened across the weekend, way better than some grognard waffling on...






























Armies on Parade for Flames of War:











And now back to the combined action!




A lucky shot from the Panther stops Mae in her tracks.


























Don't askbecause I have no idea how the King Tiger got in there....



Day 1 was a traditional tournament with Lee and his Panzer Lehr coming out on top on the day followed by Kevin and his Panzers with Sofia and her Panzers taking third.

Day 2 Flames of War opted for a more subdued MEGA BATTLE!!!

A U-shaped table representing the approach to a French village on or around D+20 is needing to be cleared out and three objectives taken (including the pub).

This also involved a random events table with such goodies as Fuel Shortages, the USAF and Hitler's Wrath potentially throwing a spanner in the works.





Far more civilised than 1944...


The Americans would roll up one flank with the British on the other. Units destroyed would be worth a VP each, with SS units counting for double.




















The Yanks started making their way across the river under heavy fire.











Despite a hard-fought campaign and heavy odds, the Allies were unable to break through at this point with the Germans winning a minor victory when the sun set on the French countryside.

Meanwhile, in bigger figure land...


Having taken Pegasus Bridge, not the Allies need to hold it...















A huge thanks to everyone who made the weekend a massive success and especially to Mighty Ape and Battlefront for helping us our with venues and tables on the day! You guys are awesome!

Market Garden in September anyone?