Note: You can see photos from other Enfilade 2019 games at this post.
This was a repeat of a game we ran several years ago. This time we used David Manley's unpublished Air War 1940 rules (instead of an adaptation of Mustangs). We had two German players, each with a pair of Me-109s and FW-190s, and four FAA players. Due to limited carrier deck space, the FAA players had to choose the planes in their strike and went with six Barracuda bombers, five Hellcat fighters, and one Marlet II (which was specially trained for flak suppression).
|Half the Fleet Air Arm force|
|Flyby of the German destroyer|
On the other side of the table, the FW-190s made a pass at the bombers and damaged one, knocking out its bomb release. But the escorting Hellcats pounced on the Germans and took out both the fighters. With the fighters out of the way, the Germans turned their flak to the oncoming Barracudas.
|Barracudas passing through the heavy flak|
|Barracudas lining up for the attack|
|Tirpitz takes a hit|
|Left-side group starting their attack run|
The damage to the battleship was enough to keep it in port for repairs for a few weeks. So it ended up as a minor FAA victory.
Air Raid over Malta
Our second game was an Italian air raid on Valletta Harbor. The background was that a British convoy had just gotten through and the Italians were coming to bomb the ships before they could unload. We used Kevin's mat of the harbor (from Tiny Wargame Mats), which got a lot of ohs and ahs as people passed by the table.
|Malta, with a little flak|
The Italians split their bombers, sending three after a destroyer and the other six after the large tanker.
|The Italians lined up|
|The lead bomber over the destroyer|
|A small fire on the destroyer|
The second wave ran into a few more Spitfires and flak. The flak gunners showed their good targeting skills again by blowing up another bomber.
|One more boom|
Return From Concord
I also helped out with the Return From Concord game and have a few photos from that.
|British Grenadiers at the crossroad|
|The lead Grenadier group getting shot up|
All the Grenadiers took casualties, but they were able to make it to the other side of the board.
|Grenadiers attacking militia on the stone wall|
That's it for Enfilade 2019. I hope you enjoyed all the photos and commentary.