Why yes it has.
Just because I haven't posted doesn't mean I haven't been busy. Aside from the usual real life getting in the way I had several distractions from my planned projects the past few months (read...."year").
I would post pictures of these distractions but the "upgrade" to windows 10 doesn't have a driver for the Sony Handicam which all my digital pictures are taken with. So I have several picture series of projects and distractions on a camera that I can't get anything off of. "Upgrade" indeed.
So until we figure that one out it's up to the iPhone to be the camera and an AAR.
WargamesVault had for sale:
I don't have any Hellcats so we substituted 3 M10 Wolverines and an M4 Sherman. The opposing side was to be three trucks, three Pz IV and a Tiger I. Since I don't have any Tigers we substituted a Panther and instead of Pz IV I used Pz IIIs just because.
Terrain - snow Dec 1944:
German: advance three vehicles across the table from NE to SW.
American: destroy at least four German vehicles.
Germans in the NE:
Americans in the SE:
The Germans put the pedal to the medal and speed up the road.
They can only go as fast as the Pz. IIIs which just happen to be the slowest vehicles in the group.
Turn 2 much of the same. Everyone still out of range.
Now the two Wolverines have pulled within range, the Panther takes off the road to meet them.
The first American shot goes wide, the second aims for the convoy and hits a truck.
Turn 4 the first Wolverine hit beats a hasty retreat while the other aims for the damaged truck in the convoy. He scores another hit, destroying the truck, but also takes a hit, the Panther still unscathed.
The Wolverine taking cover behind a boulder scores a hit on the lead Pz III.
After knocking out one truck the M10 gets cocky and goes straight for the Panther and scores a hit!
Back in the town things are getting hot at close range.
Back in the town, one of the trucks has sped off to safety and the German tanks close in to do as much damage as they can. The M10 gets caught in a cross fire but the Sherman is able to get the kill on the panzer coming around the corner. That's three!
At this point I have to go for the win. I run the truck (second vehicle) and one of the tanks (third vehicle) off the end of the table before the shooting phase to achieve the scenario goal. But we still fight past the end. Because it's FUN!
I back up behind the wreckage for cover hoping to outlast the M10 before his buddy the Panther killer arrives.
A six always hits!
So that was lotso fun.
I'm going to try really hard to update the blog more often. If I can figure out how to get the pictures off the Sony I'll have a lot of stuff ready go.
Until then I'll have to start over with the photo documentation.