Thursday, June 28, 2012
Playing Point Blank from Iron Ivan
Just this past Sunday a group of came over to my house and we played a game of the new Iron Ivan WWII squad level rule set Point Blank. Franz ran the the rules and played the German Navy and Mike over at http://dreispitz.blogspot.de/ ran the German Grenadiers and Michi at http://tableterror.blogspot.de/ played the French resistance and I played the British agents. Please go visit the blogs I listed as they are both really great!
I know the first question on your mind is who's awesome figures and terrain is that! I wish I could say they were mine, but in fact they come from the very talented Michi's collection. That's right folks others provided the rules and fantastic figures and terrain and all I had to do was provide my room, roll dice and eat! Wonderful!!
Not only did Michi provide the superb figures and terrain, but he also designed the scenario we played. Everybody should now applaud. The scenario timeline was 1940/41 in occupied France where British Agents and the French resistance were attempting to sabotage vital shipments or better yet the ship itself that was due to leave the port .
The allies had a few agents/resistance members planted at the docks with the rest starting at the opposite side of the table.
We had to stop before we could finish the game, but it was clear the allies would not achieve their objective with most of the British Agents taken out and the French out classed and outnumbered. The German MG 34's and the difficulty in command pretty much did us in. The game was a great deal of fun and hindsight being everything we would have done a few things different, but I think it still would have been a tough road for the allies. Well done to the German players for using sound tactics. I want a re-match!(Lol):-)
The rules were not played in the conventional ways, but rather were used to enable us to play the scenario and so it's hard to accurately judge how good they are. I think they are good set of rules and I for sure want to try them again.
Some of the pics came out blurry and a bit dark which was my fault and I advise you to go to Mike and Mich's blogs for better pictures.
A special thanks to Franz, Mike and Michi for coming over and giving a great day of fun and enjoyment and on such a beautiful table!
Enjoy and thanks for viewing!