The South East Essex Military Society (SEEMS) is a wargames club based in Hockley, Essex (between Rayleigh and Southend) and has been in existence for 30 years.
The club meets at the Warlord Games 17-19 Eldon Way Hockley SS5 4AD every Wednesday night from 7:30 onwards.
Contact: Neil Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org or the group direct on: SEEMS@Yahoogroups.com if you want to come along.
Sunday, 15 July 2012
11th July Games
A better turn out this week, with two games running. Steve ran a Pirates of the Crimson Coast derived game, whilst my Angels 20 offering this week revisited the 1941 Eastern Front scenario I ran recently (and shot something down!). A schwarme of Bf109 E's took on a motley bunch of Soviet Yak-1's and I-16's in a head to head fight. Some impressive furballs resulted (some of which I believe have been captured for posterity and the blog), with the issue in doubt until the final move which saw two 109's, a Yak and an I-16 shot down. On this occasion then, a Soviet victory, but I think the Luftwaffe will have more to say on the matter....
Next week, we have a Lord of the Rings game laid on, with my customary Angels 20 game as an alternative. Chris is also intending to run a play test of a new set of rules - details to follow if possible.
See yer soon
Four Bf109 E's ('Ace' and 9 in the first rotte with 4 and 8 in the second rotte) faced off against two Soviet Polikarpov I-16 Ishaks and three Yak-1's...
Flying into contact...both sides waste no time.
The first Bf109 'rotte' Rottenführer 'Ace' and his Katchmarek ''wingman' ('9') in formation bank into join the second rotte and begin the attack...
...leaving two Yak-1's damaged.
Rottenführer '4' is pursued by the damaged Soviets...
...but takes out one of the Ishaks! (BOOM!)
Meanwhile, Katchmarek '9' has overshot and looses contact with his leader - he pays the prices as a damaged Yak-1 blows him out of the sky! (BOOM!)
His leader and Katchmarek '8' returen the favour and the Yak bursts into a ball of flame! (BOOM!)
Just as '4' is also blasted to oblivion by the remaining Soviets...(BOOM!)
In all, a fairly brutal encounter - final result was two Germans downed to two Russian (with a couple more in need of repairs) so the remaining two Jerry limped home minus half the schwarme. A bit of fancy synchronised flying by the first German 'rotte' and some good attacking moves by the second didn't save them from the determined Soviet flyers!