My wife and I went out to the local Hobbytown, U.S.A. in Fayetteville, NC with our other friends of our group: Cape Fear Wargamers. We thought it would be a good idea to share different games we play to the public to answer questions and peak a few interests. This was thought of since we had been gaming most every Saturday at our house. This is fine, since that is why we have a game room. However, we met most of our gamer friends in gamer halls and hobby stores. The more people to game with the merrier!
Anyway, my wife, Kalissa and I decided to play another round of Normandy Firefight. I think she wanted to see if she could get some revenge from the last desert disaster. So it was going to be British Airborne versus German Fallschirmjaeger. I seem to like these Germans, though I have a bunch of regulars and Waffen SS to use as well. Either way, it was going to be a five on five action loaded with grenades.
So up to the plate for the characters of the British:
- Sgt. Miles Finkley with a Sten Gun and a grenade.
- Pvt. John Coffee with a SMLE Rifle and two grenades.
- Pvt. Stanley Morris with a Sten Gun.
- Pvt. Bently Rogers with a SMLE Rifle.
- Pvt. Peter Sonders with a SMLE Rifle and one grenade.
- Sgt. Hans Hoffman with a MP40 and one grenade.
- Pvt. Dierich Altemann with a KAR98 Rifle and one grenade.
- Pvt. Ottis Weiss with a FG42.
- Pvt. Michael Zimmerman with a KAR98 Rifle.
- Pvt. Alexei Kowaski with a KAR98 Rifle.
|The battlefield. British side.|
|The battlefield, German side.|
|German Pvt. Zimmerman firing long range at the British.|
|German Sgt. Hoffman hides with his MP40 at the edge of the wood.|
|British Pvt. Morris and Sonders run to take cover behind a wagon.|
|British Sgt. Finkley runs down the road to occupy the farm house.|
|Meanwhile, Pvt. Coffee takes the barn.|
|Pvt. Rogers tries to enter the farm house from the back door, but the Germans do not like this. German Pvt. Weiss hits him with a 40% chest wound on the first shot!|
|Pvt. Morris and Pvt. Sonders are being pinned down from German fire.|
|Pvt. Rogers is killed by a German head shot Pvt. Altermann!|
|British Pvt. Coffee decides not to venture out after Rogers was killed.|
|Sgt. Finkley clears the farmhouse and take position up stairs.|
|Pvt. Zimmerman gets pinned from return British fire!|
|Pvt. Morris and Pvt. Sonders take cover! Sonders takes 50% damage in the Left Leg from an MP40 hit for Hans Hoffman.|
|German Pvt. Kowaski has a plan to take out the Brit in the barn!|
|Smoke from the grenade explosion blinds Sgt. Finkley from any good shots.|
|Pvt. Zimmerman is still pinned while Sgt. Hoffman withdraws to reload his MP40 out of the sights of the British.|
|Pvt. Altamann sneaks up around the side of the farmhouse.|
|Pvt. Sonders is badly wounded and withdraws at 90% damage leaving Morris to fend off the Germans.|
|Pvt. Coffee moves up to the loft of the barn.|
|Dual grenades are thrown. Both men had the same idea. German Pvt. Kowaski tosses one on target to Pvt. Coffee. The Brit returned the favor with his own!|
|Pvt. Sonders, out of guilt, returns with a grenade in hand, but is shot down by Pvt. Altamann with his trusty ol' KAR98! Sonders had already pulled the pin and let go of the grenade.|
|Sgt. Finkley tosses his grenade haphazardly out the window at the Germans.|
|Pvt. Zimmerman finally gets his courage back!|
|The last grenades go off! None of the Germans were affected by Finkley's grenade. However, Pvt. Morris is killed by a friendly grenade.|