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    Avatar photoAnthony Miles

    Last week we gamed a new period using a new, to us, set of rules. The period was the Korean war of 1950-53 and the rules Bolt Action from Warlord games.

    All the figures were supplied by the game’s umpire, his lock down project, in what was to be a rule learning night for all of us.

    The scenario saw a US Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M*A*S*H) unit threatened by advancing Korean Peoples’ Army (KPA) and Chinese People’s Volunteer Army (PVA) troops with only two squads of USMC to protect them while they tried to evacuate their patients and staff.

    The two marine squads were dug in along a hill crest with a bazooka team in support and would have to hold off the communist hordes for ten turns to enable a full evacuation of the patients, by helicopter, and staff by road convoy.

    The massed KPA and PVA troops were soon advancing towards the dug in marines with only the slightest encouragement required from their political officers’ pistols. The communist fire was eerily accurate inflicting casualties and pins on the US forces almost at will. In contrast my squad on the US left seemed unable to hit the broadside of a barn door, no matter how much lead I slung at them.

    My poor dice throwing continued all night and saw my much reduced squad finally rout while a Chinese officer and bugler finally saw off the USMC 2nd Lt in hand to hand combat. The second marine squad was also now taking casualties as the Chinese troops shifted their attention to them.

    The umpire called the game at this point. The outnumbered USMC had held on long enough for fourteen of the twenty casualties to be evacuated along with many of the hospital staff, for those left POW camps loomed.

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    Avatar photoNathaniel Weber

    Nice game and cool MASH set up! I love these types of scenarios.

    Avatar photokyoteblue

    Great looking table and models.

    Avatar photoGone Fishing

    Wow, that is deeply impressive. I sometimes have the urge to do the Korean War in 54mm but never quite get around to it. Have the figures though – I might have to crack them out after seeing this! Thank you for sharing.

    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games

    Love the MASH figures, that’s awesome!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    Avatar photoAnthony Miles

    Thank you all for your comments.

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