Friday 29th March - Set Up.
After a very pleasant drive over the Peaks I met up with Richard C, Andy C and Will M for a bite to eat and a pint of 'Farmers' at the Plough Inn in Low Bradfield. Afterwards we headed for the hall in Dungworth to begin setting up the games for Crisis Point 2019. In it's eighth year now this is the highlight of my wargaming year and not one to be missed. Beautiful part of the world, fantastic venue, excellent B&B, Dave's tasty pies at the Royal Hotel, real ale, superb games and most of all great friends. As mentioned previously the theme was 'War in the Mediterranean' and Saturdays games were going to be Malta 1942, Operation Herkules the Axis invasion using the Battlegroup rules, Napoleonic skirmish game set high in the mountains of Northern Italy (not quite the Med but you could see the sea from the top of the mountain 😁) using Songs of Drums and Shakos and Menton 1940, the Italian invasion of Southern France using Chain of Command. After getting the tables out and setting up for the weekend we retired to the Royal Hotel for beer and pies, a Crisis Point tradition.
Table One - 'Operation Herkules' Malta 1942.
Rules - Battlegroup
Scale - 20mm
Axis Airborne assault with two platoons of Fallschirmjager plus an attached platoon of Italian Folgore to secure an airfield to allow follow on forces to be air landed for future operations.
Table Two - Piedmont 1794.
Rules - Songs of Drums & Shakos
Scale - 28mm
A narrative skirmish game sees Austrian and Sardinian troops battling against a French force made up of Light Infantry and Conscripts for control of a small farm.
Rules - Chain of Command
Scale - 20mm
Italian invasion of Southern France.
NEXT SOME REPORTS OF THE ACTION FROM DAY ONE OF CRISIS POINT 2019...