(So, a long time since my last post. My excuse is that after passing my PhD, I had to get a real job again (boo) and that has taken up a lot of my time over the last year and a bit so a lot less time for hobbies…now back to our regular schedule). After… Read More Battlegroup ’73
I just saw this over on the Beasts of War site. They had a series of games put on in different parts of the world, using different scales and rules to refight the 1944 Invasion, to coincide with the anniversary earlier this month. Quite a clever idea and I was pleased to see that 20mm… Read More Forward Observer – Beasts of War – The Worldwide D-Day Challenge
I’ve finished the first squad of my US armoured (or perhaps armored) infantry platoon for our upcoming Ardennes game. Pretty pleased with how they’ve come out so far. Ten down, 29 to go (plus supports, transports, etc, etc). More to come….
So, I’m helping to organise a big game next summer – it will be set during the Ardennes offensive in late December ’44, in the vicinity of Celles, Belgium with the 2nd Heer Panzer division finding itself it surrounded by American forces. In preparation, several of us had a play through of the core scenario… Read More Battlegroup Bulge – the Ardennes – Celles
Just a few support elements for my late-war British BGO force: Some medium guns in the shape of a 25-lber battery A 4.2 inch mortar battery, a Vickers HMG team and a FOO to spot for the guns And some terrain I’m about to start on, with a just finished Britannia piper for my Forward… Read More Some more Brits and pieces
Context Last night saw me putting on another BG Overlord game at the Hitchin club. This was set loosely in the context of Operation Charnwood on 8/9 July 1944, with the British and Canadians pushing into the north of Caen. It was the preparation for this operation that saw Caen pulverised by the allied air… Read More Club Night – Operation Charnwood, Normandy – Battlegroup Overlord
A couple of weeks ago we had a small game using the Battlegroup WWII rules system; set in Normandy, we used the BG Overlord supplement, with around 450 points and four players involved. This was the first time I’d umpired a game of BG at the club and for most it was their first time… Read More Club Night – Normandy – Battlegroup Overlord