Got together with John and Phil to play a second round of our fictitious African campaign of modern Bolt Action.
To add a little fun we throw in two dice of a third colour that activates a random action with the player drawing it, rolling a D10 to see what happens from a chart similar to the Fog of War cards used in the Force on Force rules.
Below is a fantastic narative of the two games played writen by John Diamond.
Lost of photos below.
MODERN AFRICA PART 3
SENSATION AT THE UN: T’Mbolo M’shombou wins a double victory.
A recent emergency gathering of the UN Security Council has expressed concern over the recent escalating violence in the small central African nation of Zogo. News reports from creditable sources and Zogo state media have reported a double success for the forces loyal to His Imperial Majesty, Royal Highness, The Right Honourable , His Eminence, General President T’Mbolo M’shombou, father to his people and Messiah of the Nation of Zogo. The President, known for his willingness to drown dissenters in a golden bathtub, was in fine form at a recent 29 hour press conference, where only one question was asked; by a reporter from the New York Times. The reporter was then invited to view the presidential golden bath. And never returned. The rest of the conference was a speech by the Great Leader.
REPORTS FROM THE NORTH:
Latest report reveal that after the failure of the Islamic Fundamentalists in the north, Zogon forces, backed by Presidential Guard forces, finally destroyed the last centres of resistance in the town of Yalingu in Yalingu province. With a core of Zogo African Rifles, supported by armoured cars and a contingent of the feared Presidential guard, state media reported the destruction of tens of thousands of rebels and hundreds of rebel armoured cars. State media also reported that the local people welcomed the President’s forces with dancing in the streets, food stalls, great fanfare and celebrations.
‘Peace has been restored to the North of My country,’ the President was quoted as saying last night. ‘Only a few rebels were killed, the rest fled across to the east and west and north and south. They are a lost cause. Some have even fled to the nearby troubled nation of Sudan. Should the Sudanese need help, I can help them in their internal problems!’
Independent reports indicate that there has been great slaughter of locals in Yalingu province. Of deep concern to the UN and the African Union was the confirmed presence of Sudanese nationals in civilian attire fighting for the rebels.
Aboulo M’Shombou, cousin of the President and Minister for Information, Propaganda and People’s Education was forced to defend his country’s actions.
‘This is a matter of internal security and not a matter for foreign enemies. Our Glorious President has acknowledged the presence of foreign fighters amongst the rebel scum marauding thru Yalingu and will seek an apology and reparations from the Sudanese government.”
Sudanese government sources have denied official involvement, but sources close to the Sudanese Ministry of Information released a statement revealing that Zogo forces were involved in heavy fighting close to the border.
Zogo forces suffered heavy loses in armoured vehicles as the rebels were using large numbers of Chinese made RPG’s. One unconfirmed sources revealed that a Unit of the Presidential guard broke and ran during the engagement, fleeing the battle field.
‘A terrible lie!’ declared President T’Mbolo M’shombou. ‘My Guard never runs.’
It was also noted that several noted Guard commanders were invited to bath with the President in his gold plated bathtub. They were never seen again.
Photos smuggled out by freelance photo journalists revealed multiple government armoured cars a flame from rebel RPG strikes.
|The Islamist brace for the attack.|
|Zogon Troops and the Zogon Presidential Guard move into the town.|
|Zogon forces waiting to spring the attack.|
|Zogon forces on the left. Islamists on the right.|
|A Zogon BTR40 opens up on what is believed to be Sudanese regulars dressed as Islamist rebels, assisting the Islamists.|
|The Zogon Presidential Guard open fire.|
|The Islamists take out the Zogon BTR 60 with an RPG.|
|The battle rages.|
|Zogon troops move in and start to cut down the Islamists.|
|The Islamists hit back with another RPG taking out the BTR40.|
|What was believed to be Sudanese Regulars in disguise are wipped out leaving the Islamist HQ with no support.|
|The Presidential Guard moves in to crush the Islamists.|
|Just about all over for the Islamists.|
|An Islamist technical desperately tries to stop the onslaught, only to be taken out next turn.|
|Beleiving the battle is over the Presidental Guard pull out and leave the Zogon troops to mop up.|
|All that is left of the Islamist.|
|With the Islamist suffering a defeat for a second time, what is left flees back over the boder into Sudan.|
REPORTS FROM THE SOUTH.
Of greater importance to the stability of the M’shombou regime was the unexpected victory in Patanga province. After the two defeats suffered in recent weeks it was expected that forces loyal to the central government would be forced out of the country’s south and an independent Patanga would be declared. Delegates loyal to the Rebel leader, Beeko Momfasa were known to be canvassing Russia, China, France, Cuba, Kazakhstan, South Africa and Moldova (what can I say- they were desperate!!) to gain international recognition for Patanga province. Given that the province is extremely wealthy in diamonds and uranium , some nations have expressed an interest.
NEWSFLASH FROM NGUI in BANSGU PROVINCE:
Reports have conformed that the M’shombou regime has won a stunning and unexpected victory at Ngui. Forces loyal to President for Life T’Mbolo M’shombou, have declared victory and have cleared rebel forces from Bangsu province, driving them back into Patanga.
Reports from the battlefield indicate that a number of rebels changed sides during the battle and began shooting at the forces of Momfasa, causing great disruption to the attacking rebels. Of greater importance, crucial to the ongoing rebellion, was the reported death of the rebel leader Beeko Momfasa.
Unconfirmed reports stated that the Green Beret wearing rebel leader was leading a unit of his Patangas when his head (with green beret) was taken completely off by the shell from recoilless rifle!
President T’Mbolo M’shombou, in a second statement to the press that lasted 18 hours declared : ‘My trusted assistant and Witch Doctor, Amoua Ambaoulou, told me that a vision had come to him and that I would be victorious! Well, as you all know, I have been shot in the chest by Scud missiles, 12.7mm bullets and have been run over by T-55 tanks- and as you see, I am healthy and whole. Momfasa on the other hand, shows that he was weak- not being able to stand up to one little recoilless rifle shell. It is only a matter of time before I have destroyed the rebels.’
Rebel leaders have now turned to Beeko’s brother , Meeko, to lead the rebellion.
Sources close to the new rebel leader where clear in their explanation of their recent defeat:
‘We were undisciplined. Some of our men had been bribed by the wives of M’Shombou and changed sides during the fight. Our men also ran over mines and failed to destroy the enemy’s armoured vehicles. We have been defeated, but we are waiting. The Baako tribe will have an independent nation. Even now we are in negotiations with powerful friends who know of the cruelty of the evil T’Mbolo M’shombou. We have something that T’Mbolo M’shombou, does not. He may have a golden bath tub, but we have uranium and diamonds.’
The UN has asked members of the security council to consider troop deployments to southern Zogo. The French Ministry of the Interior has expressed concern about the rising level of violence and France’s willingness to deploy troops. Of even greater concern was a recent report in the Daily Mail that Momfasa had approached independent military contractor firm, BilgeWater Inc.
|The Zogon troops rush to set up a defence to halt the Rebel advance until elements of President T’Mbolo M’shombou Elite Guard arrive to assisst.|
|Zogon troops deploy under the watchful eyes of President T’Mbolo M’shombou.|
|Inspired by there recent victory the Rebels press on with there attack.|
|Zogon troops with there President in the background.|
|The Zogons wait.|
|Wai for it!|
|The Rebels move forward inspired by there leader Beeko Momfasa in the background wearing the Green beret. He would be killed latter in the battle, having his head blown off by a recoilless rifle.|
|More Rebels advance through the thick elephant grass.|
|Zogon troops waiting in ambush.|
|Zogon heavy support.|
|Zogon troops rush forward to the fight.|
|In the heat of the battle, a Rebel squad changes sides and opens up on a nearby squad. just about wipping it out. ( Fate dice action)|
|The Zogon BTR's try to stop the Rebel tehnicals.|
|The first elements of the Zogon Elite Presidential Guard arrive in the form of a BMP2.|
|The President watches his troops move into action.|
|The Zogon troops moral is boosted with the arrival of the Presidential Guard.|
|The Rebels have there own support in the form of a captutred BTR40.|
|Troops of the Elite Presidential Guard start to arrive.|
|The Zogon BTR 60 moves into attack mode.|
|Zogon BTR's open fire on the Rebels as there numbers start to thin out.|
|"Move forward and crush the Rebel dogs."|
|The Rebels take out the Presidetial Guard BMP2 with an RPG.|
|Scratch one BMP2.|
|Zogon troops manage to stop the Rebel BTR40.|
|"Ah my loyal Guardsmen. Move forward and crush these dogs"|
|Rebel troops desperately try to stop the Zogon forces.|
|Rebel forces press on even with heavy loses.|
|With his brother having been killed, Meeko Momfasa in the red beret takes charge of the Rebels.|
|Most of what is left of the Rebels.|
|The Zogon forces press on crushing most of the Rebels.|
|Not looking good for the Rebels.|
|The Rebel HMG Desperately tries to stop the Zogan forces.|
|The Rebel technical takes one last shot but fails.|
|More troops from the Presidents Elite Presidential Guard arrive...|
|... and rush in to join the battle.|
|Having witnessed his brother and most of the Rebels killed, Meeko Momfasa decides to retreat.|
|Zogon troops moving forward.|
|What's left of the Rebels retreats.|