|On its 7th year and still running!|
My buddies and I decided to host a Memoir 44 epic game using their Overlord rules. We selected the "Tigers in the Snow" scenario set on the Eastern Front as the tide was turning for the Axis. We recruited a few more generals to complete the ideal 4 vs 4 players with me playing the Soviet CinC and Mikey the Axis CinC.
|Epic expansion to the classic|
|Scenario Map downloadable pdf from Days of Wonder|
|Our 3D representation with yours truly on the left putting on the final touches before hostilities begin. We started with Hexon tiles by Kalistra and used|
assorted micro armor from GHQ and Heroics & Ross.
|Dark green hills are GHQ Terrain Maker hexes carved and flocked by me, |
explosion markers from Litko, trees from 'We Honest'
(China based model and train store on ebay hence the funny but endearing name)
|As the game says:|
"The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn,
and you are in command. The rest is history."
On the Soviet left flank, my Field General and buddy, Justo aka Uncle Greasy decided to do a blow by blow of the action. Here he focuses on his vain attempt at storming the frozen river against prepared, dug in German positions. "URRAH, URRAH, URRAH!"
|...second casualties but we deployed pontoon bridge...|
|...two more tanks lost to heavy artillery...|
|Russian tanks finally break through and German infantry retreat.|
|...a huge barrage and the tanks squeeze through and|
take out one German artillery unit...
|...all the advancing Russian tanks destroyed by the Germans.|