12/09/2019 at 16:30 #121990Mark LutherParticipant
I stole this scenario from a couple of websites that had AARs of “Lets Get the Bastards’ game 12 from the TooFatLardies book “Cymru Am Byth” This is an attack for control of the little cluster of farm buildings on top of hill 242 overlooking Chenedolle at Le Haut Perrier on August 11, 1944.
What I really liked about this scenario was three troops of 3rd Scots Guards Churchill tanks in a Normandy setting.
Link to flickr set with AAR:
View from the Northwest by Mark Luther[/url], on Flickr
Dug in Panthers by Mark Luther[/url], on Flickr
Panthers waiting at the top of the ridge farm by Mark Luther[/url], on Flickr
Churchills looking for a path up by Mark Luther[/url], on Flickr
Churchills trying to hit some panzers by Mark Luther[/url], on Flickr
Mark12/09/2019 at 19:04 #122004deephorseParticipant
That’s some great looking terrain. Particularly photo #2.
Wargamers - successfully driving the fun out of wargaming since 178012/09/2019 at 19:33 #122005Steve JohnsonParticipant
Very, very nice terrain.12/09/2019 at 19:38 #122006WhirlwindParticipant
lovely looking game
https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/12/09/2019 at 19:38 #122007ThomastonParticipant
Me three. It’s like a big diorma.
I’m really impressed by the dirt road.
Tired is enough.12/09/2019 at 19:55 #122008Mark LutherParticipant
Chalk pastels work really well for roads. Just throw the sheet in the wash afterwards. Any residue just gets spray painted over before next game.
Mark12/09/2019 at 22:35 #122041gamegonegoodParticipant
you’ve got me wishing I had 6mm stuff now,13/09/2019 at 15:10 #122130Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Great looking game. Man, those Churchies really had it rough with the domination of the Panthers. I hope the players learned something from their lack of coordination.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."13/09/2019 at 22:57 #122168David BrownParticipant
DB14/09/2019 at 08:23 #122177Chris PringleParticipant
Mark, thanks for another great AAR. You do lay on gorgeous games!
I particularly enjoyed this AAR as the ground is quite familiar to me; a gang of us were over there for the D-Day 75th anniversary week and did a staff ride round there, focusing on the Operation Bluecoat action that led up to your battle.
Did your German players have anything to do other than roll firing dice? Not that that’s necessarily a problem – plenty of folks are quite happy with that plus good company and a good-looking layout to banter across – but this jaded grognard likes to have some decisions to make, and some maneuver to do: committing reserves, or counterattacking, or shifting forces from a quiet sector to the problem area etc … and a simple frontal attack vs prepared defence often doesn’t allow enough of that for me. Still, I’m sure I’d have enjoyed your game; hope your new recruits had a good time despite having to learn the hard way. 🙂
Personally I like higher-level action, commanding a corps rather than a company. Here’s my AAR on our Bluecoat games in Normandy (sadly no beautiful pics to compare with yours!):
Please keep the eye candy coming.
Chris14/09/2019 at 08:44 #122178Autodidact-O-SaurusParticipant
’tis indeed a lovely layout. Shows the real advantages of small scale stuff.
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