|6' x 6'6" tabletop|
|German fire control bunker|
|105mm battery in action|
|German forward field hospital was kept busy|
|German forward command in the coastal town coordinated the defence|
|The first assault wave comes ashore!|
|Despite high losses the defensive line is breached!|
|The second assault wave arrives on the beaches.|
|The DD tanks are off the beach with infantry in close support.|
|The third wave sees self propelled artillery ashore.|
|Limited German counter attack threatens the beachhead!|
|The German defences finally collapse in Turn 8! The Beachhead is secured.|
The game lasted some eight turns over three hours, with a welcome break for lunch of course during proceedings. The German defence was not helped by very wayward artillery fire and very poor anti tank fire from the fixed positions ~ the dice did not love either of us actually when I look back. Once the British tanks and infantry supports were off the beach the Germans were really up against it, loosing their supporting anti tank capacity early on and being unable to establish radio contact with the 105mm battery at a crucial juncture. Never the less, a grand game which we both enjoyed to the full.
The figures, terrain, scenic effects and buildings are all from my collection. The 20mm figures and vehicles are from many sources: Britannia, Hinchliffe, SHQ, FAA,AB Miniatures,and Grubby Tanks to name a few I can recall. I can say that I painted all the vehicles and figures back in the day, but Colin Rumford painted the buildings for me and made up the scenic bases for them. The vegetation is from The Last Valley of course. Jon will be along later in the week I hope for a second bite at the game, although the layout will change slightly before then of course to keep it fresh.