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  • #29567
    Abwehrschlacht
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    I have just returned from a week’s excavations in Mametz Wood on the Somme, although not strictly wargaming, it may be of some interest to some in here:

    http://stormofsteelwargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/excavations-in-mametz-wood.html

    Thanks for reading!

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    #29588
    kyoteblue
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    I think it’s great and useful to WW1 gamers.

    #29592
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Thanks KB, I am glad you liked the post, I did put it here for you to see after all!!

    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNUYwNznn-ZuNMoHoF3urwQ

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    #29613
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    This is very cool!

    Still a lot of unexploded shells in those woods, huh?

    Did that make excavating a bit more exciting than usual?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #29623
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Thanks Thaddeus, yep the woods are full of unexploded ordnance. However, strangely enough the trenches were surprisingly clear of evidence for it. I have been involved in excavating trenches at Thiepval for the last ten years and the amount of munitions we find is staggering, here; barely a shell splinter!

    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNUYwNznn-ZuNMoHoF3urwQ

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    #29627
    Rules Junkie Jim
    Participant

    Really interesting. Been there (but not done that!) about 20 years ago – those photos of the woodland floor are exactly how I remember the woods around Albert I peeked in past the fencing and warning signs. Eerie places, barbed wire and helmets visible in the earth and undergrowth, and for me even more poignant than the cemeteries. I was kinda scared wandering about outside the woods.

    When does the program go out, do you know yet? Edit: Ah – just noticed that bit!

    #29629
    Abwehrschlacht
    Participant

    Thanks Jim, until this last week we were only able to peek over the fence as well! I see you have already answered your own question!

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    #29634
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Hey Abwehrschlacht have you seen Ivan’s  Trench Storm rules V2 ??? I’m reading them and they look good so far.

    #29640
    Abwehrschlacht
    Participant

    No, I hadn’t but now you have alerted me to them I’ll check them out. What level are they based at?

    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNUYwNznn-ZuNMoHoF3urwQ

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    #29645
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Info for the rules HERE

    #29673
    Abwehrschlacht
    Participant

    Thanks you, I’ve bookmarked it and will take a proper look later!

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    #29689
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    They have a platoon as 5 stands so company ,level I think.

    #29695
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Company to about a battalion if you get ambitious.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse5701

    #29712
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Cheers chaps!!

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