Cakewalk at Umm Qasr

Posted: August 7, 2010 in Ambush Alley, Check Your Six! Jet Age
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Last night’s game was a playtest of a scenario for one of the upcoming Ambush Alley supplements set in Umm Qasr. As I constantly remind myself, we playtest scenarios for a reason and last night was no exception. The US Marine force butchered the jihadists within three turns of the start. Some of the cake walk was some misinterpretation of the scenario start conditions, but some of it was devastating USMC firepower concentrated on a handful of buildings. I’m not at liberty to go into the specifics of the scenario as it will ultimately be published by AAG, but I did get plenty of notes on what went well and what went poorly. We plan to playtest the very same scenario again today.

As for getting Check Your Six! Jet Age off the ground (pun intended), it looks like we will be doing 1/300 Vietnam as our first project. For those of you frequenting Ken’s hobby shop, Ros Heroics makes jets (same company that makes the 1/300 WW2 planes that Ken carries). If you’re looking to paint stuff up for play, here are some of the more common aircraft that we will need.

United States

F100 Super Sabres, F105 Thunderchiefs, F4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks, A7 Corsairs, F8 Crusaders

North Vietnam

MiG 17s, MiG 19s, and MiG 21s

I think rather than running a campaign, we will play some of the scenarios from the book until we get the hang of things. I am shooting for Labor Day weekend as the first game, so you have plenty of time to order stuff from Ken and slap some paint on things.

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