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  • #121990

    Mark Luther
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    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:

    Churchills trying to hit some panzers

    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

    Mark

     

    #122004
    deephorse
    deephorse
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    That’s some great looking terrain.  Particularly photo #2.

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    #122005

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Very, very nice terrain.

    #122006
    Whirlwind
    Whirlwind
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    lovely looking game

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    #122007

    Thomaston
    Participant

    Me three. It’s like a big diorma.
    I’m really impressed by the dirt road.

    Tired is enough.

    #122008

    Mark Luther
    Participant

    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.

    Thanks,

    Mark

    #122041

    Mark Ainsworth
    Participant

    you’ve got me wishing I had 6mm stuff now,

    #122130
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    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.

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    #122168

    David Brown
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    Fantastic terrain!

     

    DB

    #122177

    Chris Pringle
    Participant

    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!):

    http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.com/2019/06/operation-bluecoat-wilderness-in-bocage.html

    Please keep the eye candy coming.

    Chris

     

    #122178
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    ’tis indeed a lovely layout. Shows the real advantages of small scale stuff.

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