Alliance - a formal agreement or treaty between two or more nations to cooperate for specific purposes until the 1st opportunity arises to shoot them in the back.
Today the Old Guard fought the Battle of Scruton in the Very British Civil War. It was a large scale battle with 7 (seven) sides fighting for control of the pub which was having it's 1st delivery of beer in 4 months. Everybody was thirsty. The victor would be the side that controlled the inside of the pub at the end of the day.
The pub is the white building in the middle with 3 Royalist / Fascist types at this end and 3 Communist types at the other end. The 7th force would not arrive until lunchtime. My main thought was that the 3 this end would form an alliance as would the 3 at the other end. Much fighting would occur until the alliances failed. It that happen, did it boot.
Matt Crump joined us for the day with the Penrith Expeditionary Force, like all the others, commander, 3 sections of infantry, machine gun, something that goes boom and a vehicle - not a tank
The Fascist end
Lord Coore's forces - John
The Anglican League - Dave
Workers end - Angus' Northallerton Workers Council
Sporting Association - Pete.
We had a 2nd newbie - Roger who controlled the Scruton Workers but no photo of his starting position.
We started with 5 minutes of passing notes to each other to plan alliances
Anglican league advance through the long grass
Sporting Association and Northallerton Boys advance to the pub, the building on the left is where we play
Rogers forces advance, they have to, Angus has opened fire on him and is butchering the postmen
Angus' truck is taken out but the crew save the 37mm cannon and set it up by the tree
General advance from the Fascists
Pete's WAGs have captured the pub
But others are closing and it's not even lunchtime yet
John has positioned an ATR in the building to cover Matt's advance. As soon as Matt advances John shoots it in the arse. John is also slaughtering Dave's WI
After lunch Stig arrives with the LDV and starts to attach Angus from behind
Roger attacks Dave with a Flamethrower and kills nothing. He attacks with the 37mm and kills nothing. Dave attacks with the Monks and kills them both. Roger is not having a good day but his infantry is in prime position to take the pub
Stig arrives with more of the LDV at the other end and starts to kill John's troops. A random event roll sets off 2 mines under Stig's AC and it is pinned
Matt's mortar has got the range of pub. His shoot goes through the roof and through the upstairs floor to explode in the bar. The bar is empty and the WAGs in the upstairs floors can't believe their luck
Forces are gathering and the WAGs dart out and wipe out Roger's infantry section. The WAGs retreat into the pub and another mortar shot from Steve destroys them.
The last shot. Pete has a unit of footballers - Port Vale no less - in the ground floor and Roger is poised with this the only unit that can kick them out. But they fail the activation. Pete wins.
I had a great day, everybody was utterly ruthless and generally it was very funny.