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Crisis 2014 – Our game

03 Nov
Crisis 2014 – Our game

OK, now that things have settled in a little bit more, here are some pictures from our very own game at Crisis too.

We did run a demo for Battlegroup: Overlord. All in all the game was quite uneventful. A British unit consisting of two Troops of Shermans, a Troop of Honeys, three sections of Motorized Infantry and the usual support up against German ad hoc defenders from a Wehmacht unit with a few Panzer IV, a Panzer V, a 5cm and 8,8cm PaK each, Infantry and Panzerwerfer. The Brits had to expel the Germans and if possible destroy them. In the end both sides traded shots over the river. The Germans seemed unable to hit the broad side of a barn and the Brits were able to hit, but their shots simply bounced off the German armour (and not just the Panthers armour). All the while the British off-board artillery did a good job at pinning German troops, which in turn did a good job at recovering. In the end the only casualties were a Firefly (which took a direct hit from a Panzerwerfer rocket) and a Sherman taken out on the bridge by a Panzer IV.

Before I give you the pictures, I would like to say thank you, to the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp for running another fabulous show. As usual I am really looking forward to next year. I would also like to thank Julian for being my partner in crime this weekend. Also thanks to all those who stopped by to ask about the game and the nice comments! Also all the friends (not going to mention any names, since there would be more than two dozen and I would not want to miss anyone) who came by or into whom I ran at the show. It was just great chatting to you guys!!!

Crisis 2014 - The whole of the table

Crisis 2014 – The whole of the table

Crisis 2014 - Sherman troop on the move

Crisis 2014 – Sherman troop on the move

Crisis 2014 - Panzerwerfer firing

Crisis 2014 – Panzerwerfer firing

Crisis 2014 - Firefly taken out be a direct hit from a Panzerwerfer

Crisis 2014 – Firefly taken out be a direct hit from a Panzerwerfer

Crisis 2014 - Panzer in defensive positions

Crisis 2014 – Panzer in defensive positions

Crisis 2014 - British Shermans driving up to the bridge passing the burning Firefly

Crisis 2014 – British Shermans driving up to the bridge passing the burning Firefly

Crisis 2014 - Moving up to engage

Crisis 2014 – Moving up to engage

Crisis 2014 - A bridge too far for this Sherman

Crisis 2014 – A bridge too far for this Sherman

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18 responses to “Crisis 2014 – Our game

  1. Ray

    November 3, 2014 at 23:52

    Great looking game!!!

     
  2. Stefan

    November 4, 2014 at 07:40

    Excellent pictures. But in reality the game was even more eye catching. 😉

     
    • Burkhard

      November 4, 2014 at 10:39

      Thanks Stefan! But not as eye catching as yours!

       
  3. Nysse

    November 4, 2014 at 08:31

    It really was a damn good looking game! And nice to meet you and pop by for a chat (albeit a very quick one)

     
    • Burkhard

      November 4, 2014 at 08:37

      Thank you Samuli!

      It was real nice talking to you, only wish I had had more time!

       
  4. Greg

    November 4, 2014 at 10:11

    Who makes the buildings?

     
  5. Tom Halpin

    November 4, 2014 at 12:01

    Ausgezeichnet! Ich muss nach Crisis kommen.

     
    • Burkhard

      November 4, 2014 at 13:00

      I think you would not regret it!

       
  6. Monty

    November 5, 2014 at 02:41

    Superb table! It has to be a great feeling to see all of your work come together like this.

     
    • Burkhard

      November 5, 2014 at 14:09

      Thank Monty, and yes… it really was. Although I am even more looking forward to next years game… even more pieces coming together for that one and most will have to be done next year!

       
  7. vonpeterhimself

    November 7, 2014 at 08:14

    A great looking game. The son & heir and I just saw Fury and these pictures are quite evocative with the Shermans rumbling down the road.

    And I nominate the cow behind the Panzer IV in the photo captioned “Crisis 2014 – Moving up to engage” as the toughest unit in the game. It looks like it has just been run over by the aforementioned Panzer IV and shows no ill effect. Ok, it is dead but I’m assuming that death predated the running over! 8O))

    Salute
    von Peter himself

     
    • Burkhard

      November 7, 2014 at 13:43

      Thanks vP! I have not seen Fury, yet, but judging from the trailers, the tank combat footage seems impressive!

      Yeah, the cow really seems to have been made of tough stuff! 😉 To be honest… usually I would have moved the cow to a different place and would not have left it so close to the Panzer, but we also used this dead cow (and another one) as objective markers, so we kept it where it was. Actually the tank would have been sitting right on top of the carcass the moment I took that picture, but we decided to move the tank forward a little, since that might really have looked strange! 😀

       
  8. 40kterminatus

    November 19, 2014 at 17:27

    Poor old cow, but an excellent looking game 🙂

     
    • Burkhard

      November 26, 2014 at 11:49

      No matter what, it seems one day, any cow will be led to the slaughter. :-/

       

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