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.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Kolwezi Part 3

Actually stuck with a project and have playtested my third game of my Kolwezi project.  This is a hostage rescue.  It is historical and thus short, sharp and intense.   It has taken me several plays to get a balance for both sides.  Think you all will like it!

The compound.

The French hear voices!

A quick attack to free the hostages.

The trick is to balance both sides so there is a chance for french success but it is still in doubt.  I think I have it but a couple more play throughs will confirm.  This will be one scenario where you won't roll for the enemy as the balance is too tight to be left to chance.

Of course I also had to play something else.  This time it was SAGA.  While ahistorical I am always pleasantly surprise by how much fun it is to play SAGA.  Almost every time the winner is not decided until the very end.

My new Cataphract unit

It is hard to beat for sheer spectacle of forces.  
Huns and Byzantines above.

That is all I have for now