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Monday, 10 September 2012

Charlie Don't Surf

On Thursday at the White Hart James Matt had arranged a game of Charlie Don't Surf, the Vietnam War rules from Too Fat Lardies.

A troop of Centurions had become bogged down near a small hamlet by a river crossing. Two platoons of Australian infantry have been dispatched to provide assistance. Meanwhile a section of Australian SAS are making their way to the hamlet for ex-filtration. The Viet Cong local forces are taking the opportunity to capitalise on the situation and have massed forces to take on the Australians.

The Australian deployments
All the figures and vehicles are from Matts collection of 6mm Heroics and Ros figures. The terrain is a mixture of mine and Matts.

James would play the Viet Cong and I would play the Australians, Matt would jolly things along.

The game did not start well for the Australians, moving a section to investigate some jungle to the west of the Hamlet they ran into a trio of VC HMGs and were soon pinned down with both dead and seriously wounded troops. The Australian Company Commander froze for much of the action (Hesitant Leader). The VC set up recoilless rifles to engage the Centurions but these were soon shot up by the timely arrival of the Australian SAS.

The Australians were inflicting heavy casualties on the Viet Cong but were usually out-gunned in the fire-fights against superior numbers. Eventually a couple of Centurions were able to engage the Viet Conc at close range with flechette 'bee-hive' rounds and the tables started to turn, but by now it was too late and the heavy casualties inflicted on the Australians would start to tell.

At the end of the game it was declared a political victory to the Communists.

Too engrossed in the game, I did not take any more photos after the initial deployments.

Another view of the deployments

Another view of the deployments