Friday 9 June 2023

The Pavlov Crossing Part 1.

The Russian Civil War collection got another run out at the club. After their successful defence at Vostock, the Whites under Gettikov quickly moved to try and deny the Reds under Mitchikovak from securing the river crossing at Pavlov as part of our ficticious campaign. This was to be an encounter battle. Both sides were of similar strength with predominantly infantry forces. The Whites started with an extra field gun, while the Reds had an armoured car. Both sides started the game with 2 commands on the table with a 3rd held in reserve.

The Reds advance

The village of Pavlov

The Whites begin their advance

More Reds begin to arrove

Markov infantry and horse advance

The Reds quickly secure the Railway

Markov horse lead the advance into Pavlov

The Reds arrive on the outskirts of Pavlov

White infantry begin entering Pavlov

The Whites come under fire from theReds

Action begins to heat up

WHites look to secure cover in the buildings

Both sides exchange fire

Red reserves begin to arrive

Markov horse cause havoc among the Red infantry

The game is finely poised for next week. Both sides are beginning to receive reinforcements. Meanwhile there is some heavy fighting within the village. Both sides are already suffering some heavy casualties amongst their advanced units. Looking forward to next weeknow


  1. Great to see the collection out on the battlefield and quite a large battle 👍

    1. Cheers Matt, 4 players and plenty of troops

  2. Big games like yours have a lot to offer. Being able to leave the game set out to rejoin on a later date is joy and a luxury. Reds' reserves coming up look quite dangerous.

    1. Cheers Jonathan, it's great being able to leave a game set up to continue the following week, let's you fight to a conclusion. The Red reserves are numerous but the Whites are bringing up a tank and 2 armoured cars

  3. Wooow! Great to see awesome collection on table!

  4. I concur with the previous comments Scotty....lovely looking table and troops....and great to see your RCW collection in action again! Having the ability to fight a six hour game in two, three hour sessions certainly is a boon. Looking forward to seeing how things work out ....I, of course, am hoping for a Bolshevik victory this time, but I am concerned about that extra White artillery......

    1. Cheers Keith. I'm definitely hoping for a Red victory as well

  5. Oh, good stuff! Looking forward to part 2.

  6. Enjoyed the report Neil and looking forward to the conclusion.