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Attack 14, Devizes

This weekend 19th and 20th July was an opportunity for my wargaming buddies to all meet up at a show. Six of us got together at the Devizes show, Attack. Three came up from Plymouth, 2 from Chippenham and myself from Exeter.

Father and son, Chris and Robert living the nearest put the game on. It was a 28mm early Japanese attack against a British/American force trying to stem the tide and allow an evacuation. Below are a few shots of the game. Hope you enjoy them.

Terrain – Chris

Rules – Chris

Figures – Chris, mainly TAG.

Vehicles – Chris, various manufacturers.

Ships – Chris.

Planes – Robert, only joking Chris.

I am starting to think Chris may be a megalomaniac !

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The whole table 10×6 with Jetty and some of the best jungle terrain I have ever seen.

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Compound area and a few buildings. the large red rooed building was the officers mess.

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View from the other end with paddy fields on the left.

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Japanese VAL patrols the air looking for some targets

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British manning the barrier. That red and white pole will stop all comers.

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Parade ground starting to fill with people looking for a way out

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Only boat available so far! Who goes and who stays?

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The Val misses the vehicles and hits the corner of the laundry.

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The Val has a group of Ghurkas in its sights. Lucky for them the Val is off target.

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The Japanese are burning the buildings as they advance through the jungle causing more panic.

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First of the Japanese armour rolls on to the table with infantry support.

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The Val takes out the staff car, he is already at the dock demanding the first safe passage away.

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A junk turns up to help the evacuation.

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Japanese clear the village.

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British in a trench come under mortar fire!

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The tanks start to break out from the village. No resistance met, yet.

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Japs stumble on a bunker and start to clear it. Slow progress. they lose a few infantry and an armoured car in the progress.

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More Japanese wadding across the paddy fields.

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Japanese armour having assisted clearing the bunker only have to defeat the red and white barrier to be in the compound.

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A merchant ship turns up. Cheers go up from all waiting to get out of there. This was made by Chris from the Snowberry kit.

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British get some much needed air support in the shape of a Brewster Buffalo. It did manage to drive off the Val.

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The merchant ship in a bit more detail.

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The returned Val eyes up the ship.

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Japanese tanks fail to advance due to the Lee.

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Swarms of Japs burst out of the jungle. Figures are mainly from The Assault Group.

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Crew pulling up the gang plank.

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In a last ditch attempt the Val has another go at the merchant ship. Only light damage caused.

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After 2 days of great gaming Father and Son, Chris and Robert receive the show award. Well deserved even if I say so myself.

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