08/07/2018 at 21:09 #94798
I remembered to bring my Chieftains this time… 😀
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/08/07/2018 at 21:41 #94799
A hard fought game, thanks!09/07/2018 at 02:44 #94802
That was a blast to read. Poor Chieftains, such beautiful machines, they deserved better. And I am totally envious of your Mig 27.09/07/2018 at 06:16 #94803
Cheers! The CO’s Chieftain did alright though. 🙂
Yeah, as mentioned in the article, I’d love another MiG-27 in order to field it as an actual MiG-27! When I got it, my primary interest was the Angolan Border War, so I converted it into an export-model MiG-23ML (as flown by the Cubans/Angolans), which largely involved cutting off the tailfin ‘strake’ along the spine of the fuselage and replacing the chisel-shaped nose of the MiG-27 with the air-intercept radome of the MiG-23 (with greenstuff). Sadly I’ve never found another one. 🙁
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/09/07/2018 at 11:10 #94810
Very nice Mark!
Though I’m not sure that those Songsters would ever hit anything! (Poot Chieftains indeed!)
DB09/07/2018 at 11:55 #94811
Yeah, they rolled lucky… The T-64Bs only have one shot with Songster AND they’re unreliable tech, but the Dice Gods were on-side (if I remember correctly they’d also been Disordered by some other fire, which made them slightly (10% – +1 on a D10) easier to kill… 🙁
You’ll notice that after that initial volley, the ‘D’ Squadron Chieftains didn’t actually suffer any more losses on that ridge, but the Soviets threw a massive weight of fire at them, which kept most of them Suppressed or Disordered. The ‘D’ Sqn Commander then made a very bad manoeuvre roll (1 on a D10) immediately after being disordered by the air attack, so with his unit at 25% casualties, he decided to make a snap inspection of the Squadron rear echelon…
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/09/07/2018 at 15:56 #94821
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