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Friday, 22 November 2013

The Battle Of Carington Coppice, the Leicestershire Campaign Continues

Yes there has been more fighting in Leicestershire and here is the latest report.

Following the capture and defeat of the Duke of Rutlands forces at Ashby Folville by the Socialist Council of the City of Leicester, SCCL, the plan was to advance up the road to Carington Coppice to capture the important crossroads there where the SCCL forces could threaten all the Duke's assets and forces in the area. With this is mind the SCCL entrusted 2nd Lt Stan Cunningham, Leics Regt, to advance in a threatening manner to take and hold the vital crossroads and surrounding area.




However the Duke's forces played a blinder and totally out manoeuvred the LCCL forces as they got the to Coppice and crossroads by coming up behind them forcing the LCCL to take defensive positions at the crossroads and defend it from the Dukes forces. Now the lay of the land was a strong defensive position but the Dukes troops had good cover from the farm field and the crops in them. The Duke sent up his Armoured Cars up the road to cover and support the troops in the Walkers Crisp Van, and fanned out his other troops across the farm fields. The LCCL spread across the hedges and Coppice and placed they Armoured Car at the crossroad to reply any attacks and had the Post Office Rocket Rocket Battery place on the right flank to protect against any attacks from there.

The Dukes Armoured Cars Advance up the road firing on the LCCL's Armoured Car

The Leicester Yeomanry lay hidden behind Carington Coppice

The Duke's Assault troops come under fire from the Post Office Rocket Battery and they hit with there first round.

The Leicestershire's take up defensive positions

The Duke's forces advance on the Crossroads with their boys for the Leicestershire leading the way

The Duke's Armoured Cars firing on the crossroads and the LCCL's Armoured Car

As the Dukes forces advanced up the road towards the crossroads they managed to pinned the LCCL's Armoured Car causing to to be taken out of the action at the time and denying the LCCL with valuable support. But the LCCL put up a stiff defence proving fire onto the Duke's Armoured Cars to no effect and finally the Leicester Yeomanry charges the Armoured Cars taking out one of them before retreating back behind the coppice. Meanwhile the Duke's forces advance up towards the coppice and a line of fences coming under firing from the LCCL forces.

The Leicester Yeomanry attack the Duke's Armoured Cars

The LCCL Leics pour fire onto the Walkers Van

The Duke's Leicestershire advance to the coppice and they Boys A/T rifle fires at the Armoured Car

The Leicester Yeomanry clearing the way

The Duke's Assault troops coming under fire from the LCCL's Shoeworkers

The Duke's Assault troops after taking heavy fire

The Post Office Rocket Battery firing on the Dukes troops as they cross the farm fields

The Duke's Leicestershires come out into the road to engage the defenders of the crossroads but find themselves in a crossfire from the Croydon Crusher and the LCCL's Leicestershires where fellow soldiers from the same regiment start firing upon each other for the first time, a sad moment in the regiment's history. The Dukes remaining Armoured Car, safe from LCCL fire engage the Leicester Yeomanry who have retreated to behind the coppice for cover and the Croydon Crusher comes under fire from the Duke's forces causing it to be pinned. The LCCL Leicestershires open fire into the Duke's Leicestershire causing them a number of casualties and the LCCL's Armoured Car fires at the Dukes Armoured Car but failed to cause any damage. Meanwhile the Duke's forces in the fields in the centre come under heavy fire for the PO Rocket Battery and a LCCL sniper starts to take its toll on the Dukes troops in the centre.

The Duke's Leicestershires attack the crossroads

The Dukes Armoured Car fires at the Leicester Yeomanry

LCCL Leicesterhires fire at the Duke's Leicestershires, a sad moment in the regiment's history.

LCCL's Armoured Car fires upon the Duke's Armoured Cars

The Duke's infantry suffering for the effects of Rocket and sniper fire.

The Duke's Assault troops pinned down in the field

LCCL's Rocket and Sniper teams at work

Now the Leicester Yeomanry charge once again in a "Death or Glory" charge, lances levelled in an attempt to take out the second of the Duke's Armoured cars and succeed in taking it out. With both the LCCLs and Duke's Leicestershires involved in a fierce firefight with each other until the Duke's Leicestershires break and leave the battlefield. With the weight of fire the LCCL pour on the Duke's centre, the Duke's Assault troops also break and leave the battlefield leaving the Duke's battled infantry to weather the LCCL's fire before they too retreat along with the Duke's command leaving the crossroads in the LCCL's hands.

Leicester Yeomanry charge again and take out the second Armoured Car

The LCCL's Leicestershires firefight with the Duke's Leicestershires

The Duke's Command retreating from the battlefield

The Shoeworkers forcing the Duke's Assault troops to break

The Duke's Infantry in the centre coming under very heavy fire

The LCCL's sniper and Post Office Rifles and Rocket team engaged in the centre

Another good game using Bolt Action rules and with bigger forces, this time 750 pts. Starting to get the hang of the rules now and liking the system. Gosh cavalry is deadly.




27 comments:

  1. Great Batrep, fantastic looking game too thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks JP and it is good that I actually get to play the game once in a while, lol

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  3. Very nice AAR !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  4. Entertaining AAR. Good write up and even better visual appeal.

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  5. Hurrah for the Leicestershires! (I can truly say I'm impartial!)

    Another gripping AAR. Well done PK!

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    1. Thanks there Rosbif and indeed Hurrah the Leicestershires

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  6. Awesome Battle report and the table and figures looked excellent! Nice one my good man!

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  7. Do you use house rules for the Post Office Rocket Artillery or do you treat them like mortars

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    1. I treat them as a medium mortar Nigel as it is easier that way

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  8. Great game, looks like it's getting really bloody now

    ian

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    1. Thanks there Ian and it is starting to get a little bloody, but no one has shot prisoners yet

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  9. Very nice report with a great looking terrain...love your vehicles!

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  10. Great looking game Pete, interesting to see the cavalry do so well against the A/Cars.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. It was they surprised them but if they attacked in the open they would of been dead before they got to the A/Cs

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  11. Superb Batrep. You are really tempting me to create 28mm VBCW armies.

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    1. Thanks John and you have Early War British, there is your start

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  12. La promotion de « Disney Land Mémoire » pour un festival de la guerre, des flons flons et des paillettes………...
    On ne peut battre monnaie, faire festival sur le dos des morts, des acteurs du 6 Juin 1944 dans la misère et sur celui des biens privés de l’Aspeg usurpée de son « Musée de Pegasus Bridge ».

    Le drame que rencontre l’Aspeg « Musée Privé de Pegasus Bridge » suite à son vol par l’amiral de la Perrière ,sans aucune légitimité, pour son complexe politico-militaro-touristique dénommé comité du débarquement,
    -en usurpant le droit de préemption dont l’Aspeg bénéficiait en tant qu’occupant
    -en achetant le terrain à l’insu de l’ Aspeg
    -en utilisant le bâtiment et les fonds qui lui étaient destinés
    -en instituant l’omerta des médias au courant ainsi qu’au niveau des élus alertés qui ne respectent pas les lois.

    A l’approche de 2014, les affairistes confondent :- 6 Juin 44 , une journée dramatique
    - 8 Mai 45, une journée joyeuse.

    Peu importe , ils s’agitent dans le but de faire carnaval , de satisfaire la prébende de quelques uns et des sous’ de haut de gamme ‘au mépris du vol du" Musée Privé de Pegasus Bridge " des victimes en vie et des lois qui sont les mêmes pour tous.
    Dont l’article 40 et suivant du Code Pénal.
    l'article 40-1. Toute autorité constituée, tout officier public ou fonctionnaire qui, dans l'exercice de ses fonctions, acquiert la connaissance d'un crime
    ou d'un délit est tenu d'en donner avis sans délai au procureur de la République………………
    Les élus, chacun , organismes au courant qui n’osent pas le dénoncer confirment leur connivence .


    L'Aspeg -toujours propriétaire - s'oppose formellement à toute manifestation à Pegasus Bridge qui ne peut qu’être désinformation et injure sur le dos des morts, des acteurs du 6 juin dans la misère, du viol de leur testament, du vol de son « Musée Privé de Pegasus Bridge » car elle est la seule détentrice de la vérité historique de Pegasus Bridge.


    Voilà le triste spectacle que la France qui prétend être attachée à la démocratie offre à l’heure où la France Patriote vit des moments qui ne sont pas sans rappeler ceux vécus par nos parents .

    Monsieur le Maire, vous avez le devoir :
    .de dénoncer ce marché indécent à but lucratif , juteux business d’une certaine mémoire ……
    .de porter cette vérité à la connaissance du public.
    .de laisser nos morts et acteurs du 6 Juin reposer en paix ,
    . de ne battre monnaie sur leur dos et leurs souffrances à l’heure où la France Patriote vit des moments bien analogues à ceux vécus par ces acteurs du 6 Juin 1944 .


    Dans l’attente de vos nouvelles.

    Françoise Gondrée
    Fondatrice, Présidente
    Musée de Pegasus Bridge
    Conseil d’Administration
    https://www.pegasusbridge.fr

    https://www.pegasusbridge.fr/collection-musee-pegasus-bridge/



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