Saturday, July 14, 2012

Disposable Heroes - Japs and Aussies Clash

Youngy came over today for an epic 4 hour clash of Disposable Heroes in the Pacific.  Youngy commanded the Japs and was attacking a small native village on Bouganville, defended by me with a small Australian detachment.
 The Battlefield.  Aussies in the middle with the support of a Matilda Frog flamethrower tank.

 Japanese enter on the right with a HaGo Type 95 Tank.

 Japanese entered from the left with another HaGo, and a man pack mountain gun in support.

 Japanese everywhere.

 The Australian Vickers MG crew activate and start firing into the oncoming horde.

An Australian Bren gunner comes under heavy fire, his team pin down in front of the wire.

 Surrounded, the Australians poor out rifle fire.

A Japanese medium mortar crew take cover in a shell hole and start lobbing bombs into the Australian positions.

The Frog confronts a HaGo.  Flames v pop gun.  Who will win? 

The HaGo catches fire and two of the crew jump for their lives as the trapped driver burns.

Suddenly Japs burst from the trees carrying satchel charges and poll mines.  It's a suicide run. 

Meanwhile, the second HaGo is swamped by Australian infantry attempting to drop grenades into the crew hatches.  The Aussies fail.

Crikey, the poll mine carrying Jap charges through MG fire and reaches the frog. 

BANG, the poll mine explodes and rips the Frogs turret apart.  Fuel from the flame tanks ignite and the tank explodes killing all the crew.

The battle ends.  The Japs swamp the Aussies and take the village.  Three Aussies melt into the jungle and live to fight another day.  Another good game of Disposable Heroes.  The pacific rules are interesting.  The Japs are subject to a random chart when pinned down.  The Jap player rolls a couple of dice and the results vary, from making the Japs Banzai attack, or even just kill themselves.  Youngy had 4 soldiers commit suicide.  In the end the battle was costly for both side.  36 Japanese killed.  1 Jap tank and 1 Jap Mountain Gun destroyed.  The Australians lost 33 killed and one tank destroyed.  Thanks Youngy for the good game.  I have pre-ordered Bolt Action from Warlord Games.  I will be interested to see if Bolt Action takes the place of Disposable Heroes as my number one 28mm wargame.


The Angry Lurker said...

Great batrep mate, hugely enjoyable....

Brummie said...

Great batrep, lovely miniatures and terrain

youngster said...

Thanks for another great game Beccas - always a pleasure mate. Excellent report and photos too!

Tank Girl said...

Thanks Paul for another exciting report and photos.

There were two Ha Gos on Bougainville in the Southern Sector of Buin.



yorkie said...

Nice report, im waiting for bolt action too.


Al said...

Always enjoy your posts mate, nice one

Paul said...

Good AAR Paul, a rather good read!

Lovely kit out on the table.

Well done.

el frances said...

Nice figures ! Congratulations ;)

EinarOlafson said...

Very nice miniatures and AAR.


Hobbyworker said...

Love you miniatures and stuning terrain :)