Stung into action by the Brexit result, Chas put on a "Winter of '79" game, covering the last opportunity this country has had for "proper" revolution.
The scenario was set on the Rockbeare straight, where the Rockbeare militia had set up a roadblock to earn some beer money from spurious tolls and a local politician had turned up to inspect the operation and take his cut. Not to be out done, the Whipton militia from the Revolutionary Socialist Republic of Exeter (RSRE), had set up their own barricade further down the road. Knowing that a rebel army unit would be travelling down the A 30 trying to seek refuge in Exeter, RSRE forces lurked in the fields off the Rockbeare straight, hoping to force a passage through the loyalist blockade.
|Rebel army units approach the loyalist militia barricade|
|Wolfie Smith pictured catching the train down to Devon|
|Wolfie Smith leads the Rockbeare Militia on a bit of house clearing - "Power to the People!!"|
|Who would of guessed what the ultimate tank trap would look like - a Land Rover?"|
|An army Pig heralds the collapse of the DSRE militia as it charges through the barricade, only to succumb to a ATGM|
The rebel "Pig" looked sure to get away, but an ATGM from the TA unit cooked his bacon. No one being more surprised than the unit that fired it !
I am sure the rebels would have given a different slant to the action, but, to borrow from Brennus at the capture of Rome, "Vae victis".
A fun game to "Winter of '79" rules, all played out in 28mm under the watchful eye and light touch of umpire Chas.
Many thanks to Si for riding to the rescue and to Chas and Steve H for playing the opposition.