Saturday, 2 June 2012

Megablitz Memories: More Odds and Ends

I found some more photographs of the 'Kick In The Door!' and 'Tunisia' MEGABLITZ battles in another of my storage boxes and thought that regular blog readers might enjoy seeing them.

Kick In The Door!

Fred Cartwright's Romanian Armoured Division bypasses a Soviet defence position. Like the real thing, Fred's Division was composed of obsolete French tanks and any motor vehicles he could lay his hands on!

The Spanish 'Blue' Division.

A T-34 tank. It used to be part of my collection, but has now gone to join the massive MEGABLITZ Soviet Army owned by Tim Gow.

Tunisia

The layout of the tables reflected the three separate axis of advance used by the Allies. 

Despite the impression given in some of the close-up photographs, there was lot of space for the Allied armies to manoeuvre in ... and a lot of space for the defenders to defend!

A large-scale British attack is developing on the Italian-held part of the front-line.

British troops are subject to air attack by Ju87 Stukas whilst a mixed force of Germans and Italians prepare to defend their section of the somewhat fluid front-line.

The might of two American Armoured Divisions moves forward.

7 comments:

  1. Though I find that Megablitz creates an odd impression, it is by no means an unattractive one. Those are some spectacular and exciting-looking actions depicted in these recent posts!

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  2. Archduke Piccolo,

    For some reason - and I don't know what it is - although it should not look right, battles fought using the Megablitz rule system not only work but also work aesthetically and give you the feeling of commanding large forces ... and are great fun to take part in.

    I understand that Tim Gow has at least one big Megablitz battle planned for the very near future, and I wish that I was able to be there. Hopefully he will post lots of photographs on his blog.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. I don't know anyone who plays it in this part of the world.I like Command Decision (2), and have played 'Panzer Marsch' a fair bit, but they are very much a minority here against 'Spearhead' (which I have played once or twice, but the folks here use 1:300 scale, which lacks appeal, for mine), and Flames of War (which I might have taken up but for having to begin again with a new scale).

    You can see already that WW2 gamers in Christchurch are spread pretty thin!

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  4. Archduke Piccolo,

    Megablitz players are none to numerous in the UK so it does not surprise me that there are very few - if any - anywhere in New Zealand.

    Most WW2 wargamers I come across are dyed-in-the-wool FOW or Rapid Fire enthusiasts, with a few using CD in one form or another. I like 15mm-scale models but have quite literally got a shed-load of 20mm stuff and it would be a shame not to use it.

    You can play Megablitz solo, but it is much better if used with at least three players per side.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. It's something worth thinking about, for sure. I don't have a lot of space, and a 6ft x 4 ft table is the best I can manage right now. Megablitz sounds as though it will definitely be worth a look!

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  6. Archduke Piccolo
    6x4 ft is 45x30km in Megablitz terms, so big anough for a smallish battle (see my posts from late 2010/early 2011 on the Mokra games) and even bigger if you can bring yourself to use 6mm toys (90x60km!)

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  7. Archduke Piccolo,

    I cannot but reiterate what Tim Gow has written. In 20mm or 15mm-scale a 6' x 4' table is certainly big enough to fight a reasonable-sized battle on ... and in 1:300th-scale you can fight quite large battles.

    Give it a try if you can.

    All the best,

    Bob

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