|The Angolans and Cubans have blunted the attack on their supply depot, and now are following up, scenting blood
|The Angolan and Cuban high command in the Dayton playtest, (from left) Phil Hayes, Cuban player Tom Miller, Barry Greene, and Randy Miller
|Cubans garrison the supply depot located in an Angolan village -- the objective of the South African raid
|More Cubans take cover in the center of the village, while a goat ponders the edibility of the Cuban order marker
|The attackers -- (from left) South African player Greg Horner, UNITA Matt Lawsom, and SADF Jim Casey
|On the left, a SADF Ratel provides covering fire for the UNITA advance.
|Phil's FAPLA troops pushed forward on the Angolan right aggressively, boldly sprinting across open ground from time to time
|Angolan troops line up along the village fenceline, supported by the Cubans on their right, and pour fire into the attackers
|BOOM! A South African Ratel (here, a stand-in Tonka toy until my resin 20mm Ratels arrive form Europe!) erupts in flames
|An Angola squad belonging to FAPLA -- the armed wing of the communist MPLA faction, which had seized control of Angola -- clambers over the village fence to close with their attackers
|Emboldened Angolan troops cross their crop fields, closing the range with the enemy
|A South African infantry squad pushes forward on the right flank
|Randy's militia squad on the far left stop the South African flanking attack, while their Cuban officer looks on approvingly
I was very appreciative to Randy Miller for inviting me to Dayton to playtest my scenario. All of the guys were great sports, and it was a pleasure to sit down at a gaming table with them. They said they enjoyed the rules, and were contemplating uses for them with troops they already have. To me, that is one of my favorite comments I hear from players after one of my scenarios: "Hey, these rules would work for (fill in the blank)!" Thanks again, Randy and crew, for having me!