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  • #36064
    Just Jack
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    All,

    It’s 1100 on 13 April 1990, and Team 6-1 is on the run. Thirty minutes ago the team, led by Lt “Mikey” Trojas (who is also the commander of the Cuban Liberation Expeditionary Force’s contingent in Cronistria), assaulted a building held by the Cronistrian National Guard (the military arm of the Cronistrian Communist Party). The CNG had ambushed a Cronistrian Democratic Militia (CDM) patrol and captured a key lieutenant. So key, in fact, that the leader of the Cronstrian Democrats, Andraz Gregor, personally asked for Lt Trojas’ assistance in recovering the man.

    So Mikey led his team to the target building and rescued the CDM Lieutenant. One of the men, Badger, had been hit, but Slate patched him up and he was quickly back in action. Which was a good thing: Team 6-1 began to exfiltrate to the southwest, and had only been moving (on foot) for approximately ten minutes when the sound of vehicles was heard to the northeast. It quickly became apparent the team was being pursued.


    CLEF commandos dash across the bridge (bottom right) while trading fire with Serbian commandos (top left). To see how the fight turned out, please check the blog at:
    http://cubalibrewargame.blogspot.com/2015/12/cuba-libre-cronistria-fight-5.html

    So, a helluva fight! I didn’t play any games this past weekend, but I played two games on Monday, and my plan is to play two games each day until I go back to work on 4 January. We’ll see how this shakes out, and be patient as I’m playing my butt off and will have to catch up the batreps later. Also, I’ve decided to keep playing through on Cronistria and push back the launch of my South Leon campaign as I’m waiting on more troops.

    I’ve almost finished up some good guys from Flashpoint Miniatures, then I’ve got a bunch more good guys on order from Geoff at QRF. I’ve also got a BTR and some helos on order from The Warstore, and I need to order some more Peter Pig bad guys. It’s kind of depressing really, to realize how much more stuff I need and how much more painting I’ve got to do yet. And this doesn’t even mention the two massive Napoleonic projects I’ve got going on, the modern aircraft (for Cuba Libre), my Battle of Britain stuff, a bunch of new 10mm modern Brits, a bunch of various WWII stuff in 10mm, and all my crap in modern 6mm… But I’ll keep plugging away.

    V/R,
    Jack

    #36095
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I’m still alive just had another ice storm knock out our power Sat night. I’ve go a generator running oh an them things ain’t cheap 4,449. plus the gas and oil…..I’ll read this later when I have more time…not sure how long I’ll have internet today or the next few days…OG&E may get our power back on by Fri or Sat….

    #36100
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Good fight, and I’m not able to get any work done on any thing right now… Keeping the lights on and the fire fed is a 24 hour job. I’ll be back soon as I can.

    #36112
    Just Jack
    Participant

    Glad to hear you’re doing alright, Old Man.

    Take care, I’m working on the next batrep, which you can read by candlelight.  Now, if you find candle-powered internet you let me know! 😉

    V/R,
    Jack

     

    #36131
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Still no power….keeping the generator fireplace going…tried to work on some M-1’s but Joyce almost set the house on fire…..one damn thing after another….

    #36135
    Just Jack
    Participant

    Damn that sucks, sorry to hear that man.

    Glad you guys are alright, hope it gets straightened out ASAP.

    But you’re the only one with an excuse, while Rod, Panda, Ivan, and Shaun are all MIA/AWOL.

    V/R,
    Jack

    #36138
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Those Damn Slackers !!!!!!

    #36141
    Shaun Travers
    Participant

    My only excuse is partying, reading, socialising, swimming, plus and researching and setting up for the second historical Caen scenario.  I am here, have read the report (another excellent report and I know the Lieutenant was going to survive, even if you put him in the firing line all the time!).

     

    And on another note/post of yours, I am left handed and so be careful of what you say about getting too many left-handers in your figure purchases. You can never have enough – we are everywhere!

     

    Lastly: Kyote – hope that the only badness is no power and not anything other damage (except possible Facebook withdrawal symptoms, hang in there!)

    #36152
    Just Jack
    Participant

    Shaun,

    “My only excuse is partying, reading, socialising, swimming…”
    Bastard!  On the swimming part, I mean.  That would be great about now; you’ve seen Kyote’s polar saga…

    “… researching and setting up for the second historical Caen scenario.”
    I can’t wait to see it, but I can’t believe you’re doing all that work.  How come you’re not using Operation Jupiter, or one of Britton Publishers’ other scenario books (they have three or four Normandy books now)?

    “I know the Lieutenant was going to survive, even if you put him in the firing line all the time!”
    How dare you!?  These attacks on my integrity will not go unpunished.

    “I am left handed and so be careful of what you say about getting too many left-handers in your figure purchases.”
    I don’t mind lefties at all (looks like my baby is gonna be a lefty), it’s just I don’t really want seven left-handed grenadiers, all in the same pose…

    You haven’t heard from Panda, have ya?  I bet he swiped our table aside to play Barbie with his daughter again…

    V/R,
    Jack

    #36157
    Shaun Travers
    Participant

    I have not seen Panda but refuse to join you in putting him down as I think I am on a winner in the game if I don’t join you in doing so 🙂

    I am saving the rest of the Britton Publisher Operation Jupiter games for when I get out the 20mm stuff again.

    #36234
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Jack:

    Rivetting report with white-knuckle action until the very end. However, an intelligence gaff once again points to the suspicion that these are gringo wolves in Cuban clothing, and I quote: “And Badger drops a third bad guy! Nice shootin’, Tex!” This line of honcho rhetoric and the nicknames of the troops involved once again points to an American origin for these ersatz Cubans. The spectral hand of the White House seems to be pushing the pieces on the board.

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson.

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