The occasional exploits of Brigadier 'Tubby' Bykleigh and the Rhanzlistan Field Force

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Soviet Meddling in Rhanzlistan

After what was really too long an hiatus, Phil and I dusted off our forces for a return to our Rhanzlistan campaign. The forces of the S.P.I.F.F. lead by the dastardly General Robinski sought to force a passage of the river Rhan and raid deep into territory vital to the governance of the Province and the maintenance of supplies to the Field Force ~
The Bridge is well defended by Ghurkas supported by the Gordons.

Early SPIFF moves are cautious, fearing the fire power of the defenders?

The Ghurkas are dug in amongst the ruined village of Rhanli.

Soviet bribery and lies wins over the Bhurpas! The mountain gun is in some
danger now!

Brigadier Bykleigh orders the Gordons forward to support the hard pressed
Ghurkas. They would pay a heavy price for their gallantry...

Realising earlier hesitation had damaged his plans Robinski throws caution
to the wind and orders a general attack.

As night falls (the end of Turn 7!) the defenders are bloodied, but unbowed
while the Soviets are short of their objective... a draw, but really a tactical
victory for Robinski and the SPIFF.

As usual we used Bolt Action 2 for the rules, setting the game's duration at 6 Turns, plus a 7th on a throw of 4-6 at the end of Turn 6. Phil's initial caution left him short of the objective while my force was still in place, though severely mauled! I conceded a tactical win to Phil, so when we return to Rhanzlistan it will see the S.P.I.F.F. attempting to carry off their plundered supplies before their escape route is cut of...


  1. Arghh lovely stuff .....just keeps reminding me I have the forces in the todo pile 😀

    1. Thanks Matt! But, a ‘to do’ pile, how unusual...

  2. What a spectacular table, looks awesome!

  3. Yet more Imperialist Tall Tales from Rhanzlistan

    1. Tall Tales? Merely reporting the facts as I saw them...

  4. All your scenarios wonderful. All the parts of the whole are beautiful.
    I just had my right hip replaced this Monday past and feeling sooo much better. And you will too. Just give a wary eye to the kitchen chairs........Good luck!