Busy, busy this month with wrapping up the cadet training year. So progress on the Pacific naval stuff has been slow.
|Assorted flavors of US cruisers|
First attempt to base them was set back by vapors from the superglue clouding the plastic. Shame it didn't make a nice wake pattern.
|USN Fletcher class DDs and Atlanta class CLs waiting for decisions to be made about bases|
I switched to PVA which seems to be giving a good enough bond.
|MEDEVAC arrives to dust-off my serious casualty.|
It was all suitably chaotic and foggy as some of my Grunts tripped mines and mortar bombs rained down us. My Lt earned the Silver Star for running into the mortar barrage to pull a wounded man out while under fire. We didn't kill anyone and never did see the enemy as our reactions successfully frustrated the planned ambush as we learned in the post-game debrief. Historically, the NVA launched their ambush and tricked the American forces into firing into the village, where villagers had been tied up to become victims of the cross-fire and provide the Communists with political capital on the international stage. So even though we didn't know it, and took four casualties and didn't get any body count, it was a major victory for the US.
|My gang, Bugs Malarky and his crew deploys in an alley|
|Mysterious Foreign Gentlemen|
|Pa Clampett and his boys leave the still in the scrap yard|
|Tong go after one of the Cohen gang|
|Pottersville Post arrive to get front page shots of my gang getting gunned down in a three way shoot out. Bugs Malarky Blasted! Mob Mayhem in the Streets!|
|Cohen gang and Pottersville PD square off over the hood of a truck before they decide to join forces against the Tong|
|Detective Paczki lays down some heat on the hated Tong|
|"Say hello to my little friend!" Ethan Cohen blasts away at the G-Men in the warehouse, who were incredibly close to finding the loot before they got taken out.|
I got wiped out, but it was big fun. With most of us eliminated or down to 1 or 2 figures, we declared the birthday boy (Pottersville PD) the winner, since he still had all five of his characters left and control of the warehouse. Sgt. Crueller is going to have a nice retirement nest-egg set aside.