Our Fall-In 2012 adventures continue with lot of World War II action and a return to Lord of the Rings. Pics and comments after the jump.
Atlantic Wall, Modified Disposable Heroes
Our first game of the day was Atlantic Wall, which saw U.S. forces making their D-Day landing against the entrenched German defenders.
The simplified rules based on "Disposable Heroes" were modified to allow players to "move soldiers and roll lots of dice, because that's what people at cons want to do." according to game master Greg Whitaker.
|Reinforcements arrive from North Africa ;)|
The second wave of Americans hit the beach though, and with the thin defense facing them on their left were able to mount a heavy offensive against the Germans.
|Assaulting the beach bunker.|
|German transport flees as Americans occupy former German positions.|
Hell's Corner: Guadalcanal, 1942, Fireball ForwardOur second game of the day was Fireball Forward, with a Japanese armored assault attempting to bypass U.S. Marines trying to stop the enemy tanks from reaching Henderson Field off the east board edge.
The battle erupted along the river bank near the sand bar and ocean, seeing banzai charges sending the Marines reeling, only to suffer American artillery which zeroed in on the Japanese positions.
After a tough fight, the Japanese managed to race three of their tanks past the American flank and off the far table edge in victory. BANZAIII!
|Don't let the flames erupting from the tanks fool ya... the Japanese are winning! :)|
More Photos of Saturday's Fall-In GamesI spent some more time taking pics of nearby games. A Pacific landing game nearby looked great, nabbing an award for "Best in Timeslot"
|Only a tiny pic, but the river snaked across the table with lots of boats making their way down it.|
|Middle East tank battle I believe.|