Franaine and I tackled the Thunder Run scenario in the Force on Force book last night. We were moving slowly, between chatting and looking up rules, so only got into turn 2 in two hours.  We called it early owing to flu and exhaustion. But it looked great in 20mm and 1/72 and we had a lot of fun.

Americans vs Iraqis in Force on Force game

The middle of a massive firefight.

The picture shows the end of the second turn for the Americans. How to sum it up? A blazing firefight that resulted in tons of lightly wounded Republican Guard and fedayeen who kept bouncing back. All the Iraqi tanks were damaged, but none knocked out.  The highlight of the game was a suicide bomber repeatedly charging the American column, being machine gunned and stopped, but turning out to be just lightly wounded and trying again, only to be machine gunned and lightly wounded. Could probably have gone on all game.

All in all, it was a lot of fun, though it didn’t strike me as requiring much skill. Hopefully that will come as we get more familiar with the rules.

Happy Gaming,

Dan

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