Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Pearl of the Antilles. - The Haiti Campaign - Day Ten - 10th August 1791

Day 10 and with a fresh player taking control of Henri Christophe in the south of the island things are starting to hot up.


The forces of General Jean-Jacques Dessalines (Gold) continue their expansion through out the region with another village - St Louis du Sud falling under his control.


The British hold firm at Pestel as the South West of the island starts to become somewhat crowded.


The Republicans continue to hold rallies and petition the people to show free will, but take no aggressive actions whilst on the other side of the mountain Rigaud's forces can be seen marching West along the coast from Jacmal.

Our new player Henri Christophe has sent out a flurry of orders, his men set about their new orders with great vigour with troops scurrying here and there.


In the North of the island Gen Louverture continues his advance into the territory of Georges Biassou, his skirmish troops push him hard. Louverture pushes his skirmishers forward keeping the pressure on Biassou. Biassou throws a shielding force to halt the advance of Louverture whilst he breaks up his formation in an attempt to slip the noose.
Meanwhile a body of men are seen advancing towards Louvertures forces.


The Spanish tend to their wounded with 4 men returning to the ranks. The Princesses forces retreat deeper into their territory falling back to Phaeton. However word reaches the Spanish commander of an incursion on the Spanish border by a group of slaves.

And finally after the attack at the fort a few days ago things have been quiet for the French, but reports are coming in from the pickets of Slave forces massing on the tree line around the fort. An attack is coming Dutty and his men are on the move.
Standby for round 2.

One major battle and 2 small skirmishes it's looking to be a busy month ahead.....

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Seven Days to the Rhine - North Korean Formations..

Not a bad turn around in 24 Hours I am going to call these done.
The Infantry look far more functional on the larger bases and the added flock gives them some depth that was missing before on the smaller 2cm square bases.
I am not sure to upgrade the vehicles to the FOW bases but lets see how much game time they get in their new formations first.

Having dug out some formation stats for a North Korean Infantry and Armour Brigades for around the mid 1980's and adding a couple of tweaks to fit what I have this should give me largely enough to represent the major formations in the Red Phoenix novel.
Given the point requirements for Seven Days to the Rhine Rules, I thought I would save myself some time by pointing them up and documenting the various units here on the blog.
There are a couple of stats and points missing for the less mechanised units but it's a start.

As usual I am now looking at a couple of extra purchases to flesh out some of the units but am pretty pleased with this weekends efforts.

North Korean Infantry Brigade.
3 Infantry Battalions
Armour Battalion
Artillery Battery
Anti-Tank Battalion
Anti-Aircraft Battalion
Engineer Company
Reconnaissance Company

1st Infantry Battalion

Battalion Headquarters
33 Points
I Infantry Stand
Jeep
A Company Infantry
66 Points
2 Infantry Stands
Lorry
B Company Infantry
66 Points
2 Infantry Stands
Lorry
C Company Infantry
66 Points
2 Infantry Stands
Lorry
D Company Mortar Company
58 Points
2 Mortar Stands
Lorry
E Company Machine Gun Company
66 Points
2 MG Stands
Lorry
F Company ATGW Company
40 Points
2 Sagger Stands
Lorry



2nd Infantry Battalion

Battalion Headquarters
33 Points
I Infantry Stand
Jeep
A Company Infantry
66 Points
2 Infantry Stands
BTR 60
B Company Infantry
66 Points
2 Infantry Stands
BTR 60
C Company Infantry
66 Points
2 Infantry Stands
BTR 60
D Company Mortar Company
58 Points
2 Mortar Stands
BTR 60
E Company Machine Gun Company
66 Points
2 MG Stands
BTR 60
F Company ATGW Company
40 Points
2 Sagger Stands
BTR 60


Armour Battalion

Battalion Headquarters
30 Points
1 T55M MBT
A Company
90 Points
3 T55M MBT’s
B Company
90 Points
3 T55M MBT’s
C Company
90 Points
3 T55M MBT’s


Artillery Battery

A Battery
?? Points
2 122mm Howitzers + Tows


Anti-Tank Battalion

A Company
?? Points
2 82mm RCL
B Company
?? Points
2 82mm RCL


Anti-Aircraft Battalion

A Company
42 Points
2 ZSU57 AA Vehicles
B Company
42 Points
2 ZSU57 AA Vehicles


Engineer Company

Engineer Infantry
66 Points
2 Infantry Stands
BTR 60

Reconnaissance Company

Recon Company
45 Points
3 Stands Motorcycle Comb.


North Korean Armour Brigade.
3 Armour Battalions
1 Light Armour Battalion
Mechanised Infantry Battalion.
Artillery Battalion
Anti-Tank Battalion
Anti-Aircraft Battalion
Engineer Company
Reconnaissance Company

Armour Battalion

Battalion Headquarters
28 Points
1 T62 MBT
A Company
84 Points
3 T62A MBT’s
B Company
84 Points
3 T62A MBT’s
C Company
84 Points
3 T62A MBT’s


Light Armour Battalion

Battalion Headquarters
14 Points
1 PT76
A Company
56 Points
4 PT76’s
B Company
56 Points
4 PT76’s
C Company
56 Points
4 PT76’s

                          
Mechanized Infantry Battalion

Battalion Headquarters
33 Points
I Infantry Stand
Jeep
A Company Infantry
66 Points
2 Infantry Stands
BTR 60
B Company Infantry
66 Points
2 Infantry Stands
BTR 60
C Company Infantry
66 Points
2 Infantry Stands
BTR 60
D Company Mortar Company
58 Points
2 Mortar Stands
BTR 60
E Company Machine Gun Company
66 Points
2 MG Stands
BTR 60
F Company ATGW Company
40 Points
2 Sagger Stands
BTR 60

Artillery Battalion

A Company
?? Points
2 122 SP
B Company
?? Points
2 122 SP
C Company
?? Points
2 122 SP

Anti-Tank Battalion

A Company
117 Points
3 BRDM2 Spandrel
B Company
117 Points
3 BRDM2 Spandrel
C Company
117 Points
3 BRDM2 Spandrel


Anti-Aircraft Battalion

A Company
42 Points
2 ZSU57 AA Vehicles
B Company
42 Points
2 ZSU57 AA Vehicles
C Company
42 Points
2 ZSU 23-4 Shilka

Engineer Company       

Engineer Company
?? Points
2 BTS-2T Arm Rec Vehicles

Reconnaissance Company

Recon Company
60 Points
4 BRDMs Scout Cars

Next up the smaller South Korean force and teh start of the Korean buildings.