Some time ago, I expressed possible interest in attending this year’s Crisis Point game (a big, weekend-long wargame organised by Richard Crawley). On Friday, Richard put on a practice game for me, since I’ve never played Arc of Fire.
It was a simple scenario. I had a platoon of Mujahideen, who had received reports of NATO troops in a nearby forest. They therefore set off to find said NATO troops and kick them out of their forest. Things didn’t go brilliantly for the Andreivians, as a forward observer team in the forest called down fire from three 105mm light guns. The NATO troops turned out to be SAS. Although there were only four of them, their excellent training and morale (and the help of the 105mm guns) meant that they were able to hold their own very well.
The game was a lot of fun, and Richard was a great host. I really liked the Arc of Fire Rules. They made for a fun and interesting game, emphasising training and morale over quality of hardware. I’m very much looking forward to running some Russians in April.
Crisis Point III promises to be a lot of fun. It only costs £10 for a full weekend of wargaming, and there is plenty of affordable accommodation locally. If you have some 20mm models, you will almost certainly be able to use them (The Andreivia setting is designed to allow all manner of kit to fit in). If you don’t have any suitable models, some can be provided for you. It will take place over the weekend of 12th and 13th April 2014, at Dungworth Green Hall, Dungworth, on the outskirts of Sheffield.