Welcome to Platoon Forward!

Welcome to the site where the story of the battle is as important as the battle itself. Here we will focus on men thrust into extraordinary situations of life and death. They must lead other men with duty and honor to meet their countries objectives. Some will be blessed with great skill, some will carry great shortcomings. No matter what nation, no matter what war, no matter what theater, they are all called to move their Platoon or Squadron forward!

These are their individual stories as played out using my various campaign rules . Hopefully these stories will entertain and inspire you to use your own troops, airmen and sailors to accomplish your own great heroics.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Star Wars, Gaming and ice cream

My son will be starting his third year at University this fall; he is home for the summer.  We have always had a good relationship, some ups and downs while he was in high school, but he is a good kid. One of the reasons there have been few posts this summer is that I am consious that there will be few summers left with him like this and I am trying to make the most of it.  Soon grown up life will interfer.  It is a good thing and my wife and I ( mainly my wife) have  spent many years preparing him for it but I still cherish the little boy holding my hand waiting for ice cream. 

Unfortunatly he doesn't share my love of gaming but he will play SAGA and Bag the Hun occasionally and does like baseball.  My son likes Star Wars, has Legos.  He came up with an idea-- why not use Lazy TW&T with his Legos?

(I don't know much about Star Wars other than watching the movies.  So forgive me if the details are wrong.)

The Imperial and rebel forces meet on the planet Dantooie (sp?) over a very important foot bridge!

Rebels on the far side of the Map!   
I am told by reliable sources that the planet's surface is striped.

Rebel scum cross the foot bridge!!!   ( Why don't they realize they are revolting against a legitimate governement elected by the people!)

Imperial MMG sets up in a house that looks very much like a Harry Potter house.   It sends the Rebel scum fleeing back across the bridge. 

Some rebels cower in the rocks while other cunning jammy wearing rebels (Though I confess they do look stylish)  try to flank the mighty forces of justice!

Two squads of imperial troopers lay down fire into the rebel scum.  Sgt "Bad Ass" McGinnus is 5th from left. 

With the rebels supressed, the Empire, I mean the Republic, makes it's move across the stream!!

Ferocious hand to hand combat occurs in the rocks by the stream.  Losses are heavy to the Imperial 1st squad.   Sgt BA McGinnus manages to push most of second squad through horrendos fire to the rocks to tip the balance!
With that the rebel survivors slip away across the striped landscap, the forces of justice to weakened to follow. 
The rules worked great!
For those of you that would like to try this the Imperial forces were:
3 Squads of 8 men each   2 Gr I leaders, 1 Gr II leader and a Gr III LT + a MMG
The Rebel Scum had
2 Squads of 10 men each with 1 Gr II and 1 Gr I leader and a Gr III Lt + a MMG

Most importantly we had a blast.   It was as good as getting ice cream.




  1. Your blog shows the heart of gaming. Good Show.

    1. Jon,

      Thanks for the kind words. I write from the heart and only what I think is interesting.