22/12/2015 at 11:35 #35908
This is the first of a planned series of WW2 historical scenarios based on the operations of the Royal Hampshire Regiment (7th Battalion) of the 130th Brigade, 43rd (Wessex) Division in Europe July 1944 to April 1945. I created some rules to play the company level game (based on my battalion level rules) and played out the scenario in 6mm forces on a 32″x20″.
A very long blog post contains the first historical scenario for July 1944 (attack on a farm complex), the replay and some musings on how I ended up doing a side project on creating a historical company level scenario. This post may be found here:
A picture of the farm complex defended by the Germans:22/12/2015 at 15:42 #35924MikeKeymaster22/12/2015 at 19:45 #35925
Actually, on the long post, I read an IT research blog post the other day that mentioned he got his hits up on his blog (as an IT researcher) by changing one thing in the last 6 months – longer posts. I actually did not do a long post to get the hits up, but I could have easily put this into three (or more) posts.. I like to read things people post in one go, so I do that on my blog. “Its my blog and I post long posts if I want to!”09/01/2016 at 04:20 #36409War PandaParticipant
Super stuff Shaun!
“The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”09/01/2016 at 04:28 #36410kyoteblueParticipant
Sorry I’m late as well, still catching up from having no power during the last Ice Storm. Good AAR !!!09/01/2016 at 23:58 #36440
Thanks John and John. I have done the second historical scenario but am finding it hard to find the time to write the AAR up.21/01/2016 at 20:06 #370866mmwargamingParticipant
Awesome game and report. I like to idea of a game that will fit on a single board or small table and can be packed away easily.
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info22/01/2016 at 10:45 #37126Fredd BloggsParticipant
2 points, longer posts lead to more hits as it can take 2 or 3 visits to read the whole thing, if you dip in and out.
Secondly, and far more importantly, they are NOT the Royal Hampshire Regiment, the Royal does not come until the 50’s, and there was much grumbling amongst ex members when it did, along the lines of: 250 years it took them, so why bother now….
Me, from Hampshire… Yes, why do you ask?22/01/2016 at 11:44 #37141
Yes, part of the reason I have gone in for small board is they fit into some easily accessible map drawers so I can take my time playing as I just slide the drawer in when I am not playing.
..and you are right, it is not the Royal Hampshire Regiment. I have no defense! The War History I have is for 1939-1946 and makes no reference to “Royal”. But I look at the website for the Royal Hampshire Regiment online quite often as a reference as it has a easy to follow summary of the their battles during WW2 (when they were not Royal). Thanks very much for the correction – I had not picked up that there was a difference!
My Dad was born and bred in Gosport before immigrating to Oz in his 20’s, so I have a loose connection to Hampshire too 🙂
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