So this year saw the return of Stan, who moved to Colorado a few years back. It was good to see him and catch up on news. Several regulars were absent this year. Hopefully we'll see them around the table again soon.
For Historicon 2015, I revived my adaption of an old ASL scenario - Buchholz Station:
"The opening moves of the Battle of the Bulge centered around seizing key road junctions. One such place was near the village of Buchholz. A unit of the German 27th Fusilier Regiment moving quickly through the morning fog stumbles into an American unit eating chow. Being the Division reserve, the Americans were unaware that the Germans had penetrated so deeply."
The American's had to send half of their troops toward the chow line. They had to continue rotating through the line until all the troops had "eaten" or until the enemy was spotted. The heavy fog made spotting twice as difficult as normal (measure the range, then double it before checking the spotting chart).
|The set-up from the point of view of the Germans|
|The chow line is open for business|
|Here comes the first of the morning's guests as the squads start sending troops to chow|
|The Germans have taken the old train station and advance along the railroad|
The American's defending the road approach whittled the Germans down to just a couple troops by the end of the game.
As usual, once the game got going, I forgot to take more pictures. I'll have to work on that in the future.