Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I certainly have a great deal to be thankful for. In your prayers remember those servicemen and women serving far from home.
Am still working on Grunt's forward and got some great looking desert buildings from C resent Studio. So how do you combine these two? Have my Italians in Ethiopia of course. Played a new scenario called "Cordon".
Capt Butro called Lt Chianti into his office. The heat was oppressive and the ceiling fan was out again Lt Chianti noted. "LT, please get a dozen men together for tomorrow. Fr Francesco is unveiling a new monument to Italio-Ethiopean relations in the town square. We don't want too big a presence lest we scare the locals. Lt Stinna spoke to the Col and he will have an armored car on standby. Maybe the priests can do something with these people!"
Capt Butro Condescending/ position Gr I
Lt Chianti (ran a shoe store before joining the army) Gr I
Cpl Petrocella (worked in a mine) cooth/ wealth Gr 0
12 men, 2 LMGs
Mission: Protect the ceremony. Barring that keep Fr Francesco from being killed or captured.
The silence is disturbed by several shots ringing out from across the square. One building is entered and several more rebels charge the square. They are quick enough to slay 3 Italians.
Cpl Petrocella, manning the second LMG makes short work of this lot.
However the building across from the church is captured along with an Italian LMG. The Capt takes the preists into the church to protect them while Lt Chianti organizes a counter attack.
Lt Chianti organizing.
After several effective volleys the rebels, realizing they won't win, slip out into town where they are quickly lost in the crowd.
Short sharp engagement. The rebels rolled terrible for their blinds. Of their 4 blinds only 1 reveled troops! Thus a relatively easy victory. Post game Lt Chianti goes up to Gr II for his leadership. Fr Francisco is grateful to the platoon. The battalion CSM hears of this tale and is impressed.
For those of you wanting to try it I only rolled 10 rebels with a Gr II leader. The men are poor shots bur normal in hand to hand. If playing two player suggest you give them another 8 rebels and a Gr I leader.