Saturday, 23 November 2013

Axis armoured advance

Axis armour with limited walker support advance deep into Mesopotamia. The swift thrust by Axis forces into Allied controlled Iraq and Iran was made by units who had been fighting around the shores of the Caspian Sea. Most were still in uniforms more suited to the cold of a Southern Russian winter.

The use of conventional tracked and wheeled units meant a swift advance across the arid terrain. E100s, E50s, upgraded KingTigers and Thor SPGs were used in large numbers alongside lighter walkers who could keep up with the Blitzkrieg through the Fertile Crescent.

We see here one of many thrusts which took place into the towns and villages dotting the banks of the River Tigris. This armoured thrust is led by Sigrid Von Thaler and seems to be unresisted but recon elements have warned of strong SSU forces in the area who are also here to seize the secrets of the Ziggurates of Babylon. 


  Twin 88mm equipped E 100 leads the advance into the town followed by a E 50 and an upgraded KingTiger with 173mm gun.

              Thor SPG with 210 mm gun and E50.

                           Infantry, walkers and armour skirt past the Mosque.

                  Wotan still in Zverograd camoflague


                Sudden movement on the rooftops draws the attention of the twin 88mms and the heavy laser grenadiers see silhouettes in the Trading Post.

                       Someone is in the tower.


                                              Recon troops starting to feel uncomfortable. Hope those guns are close?


Laser grenadiers wait for the heavy infantry to flush out the enemy if they are here?


               Watching the advance from a safe distance and vantage point. Where are the towns people?  
                I have a bad feeling about this!


  1. Fantastic table Scott. one of the nicest set ups for a game I have ever seen. The palm trees and bases look spot on too

  2. Thanks mate, when you are down here next year we will have to run you through a few Dust Games.