The game was played on an 8'x 5' table.- lengthways. The scene was 1918 and the German Storm Troopers had to cross a thinly held line of trenches and establish themselves in the town beyond. The trench system was held by British troops who were waiting on reinforcments from the Australian Division to the rear. .......
|Plane Reconnaissance over the village|
|View down the table- the edge of the village in the background.|
|The Trench Line|
We used the 'Over the Top' and 'Great War' rules from Games Workshop and the game turned into one of the best we'd played all year. Despite a dogged defence the British line was broken and the German assault troops commanded by Ralph established themselves resolutely on the edge of the village- from which the Australians failed to dislodge them. Game set and match to the Hun!
|Wings over the battlefield|
|The Advancing Hun|
|Over broken ground|
|British Command- with a prisoner|
|The Storm Troopers Advance|
|British MG and Field Gun|
|The Germans clear the trenches and move on - not a clear photo!|
|The Germans begin their advance.|
|Australian troops move forward in support|
|Bring up the Vickers!|
It was so much fun that we're planning something bigger and better! 'Over the Top' and 'Great War' are a fun set of rules and work really well. My figures have been tucked away in their boxes for years and it was good to get them out on the table. In conjunction with Phil's collection we've got well over 300 figures with a tank aside, machine guns, field guns and some trucks too.