>> Tuesday, 8 June 2010
D-Day +3 game at Tyneside Wargames Club played on Saturday 5th June 2010
It is D+3 in the British sector of the Normandy beachhead. The Army is pushing inland prior to the major assault planned against Caen.
The British advanced their squads in a line formation, using the solo system in the rules to decide where the 6 pounder , 2” mortar and PIAT teams went. Curiously, the AT teams both went in support of the right hand squad, and the 2" mortar stayed back initially in support of the centre.
The remaining Germans fell back and abandoned their previous position, allowing the battered but unbowed British to move up in support of their heavily engaged right hand squad.
The British had taken about 20% casualties, and had not killed the Stug, leaving a question mark over whether this operation could be considered a success.Also, when we checked the hidden counters remaining as we were clearing up, we found the British had missed a Pak 40 lurking in another part of the table…
Pictures by Lawrence and Richard.
Figures: Germans-Black tree, British-Crusader
Rules - our own