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Some Photos from the 'Fall-In' convention at Gettysburg 2001

The Fire and Fury team attended this year's fall-in primarily as gamers and gamemasters instead of merchants. We ran several Battlefront games, and Richard unveiled a playtest version of his American Civil War Regimental Fire and Fury game for the first time at a convention. We welcomed two visitors from "across the pond", Robert Chapman and Bob Connor, and I hope that they enjoyed their visit with the "nerve center" of Fire and Fury Games.

Hill 112

Richard played his Hill 112 scenario again, and our overseas visitors ran the U.K. assault. This scenario was based on an historical battle near Caen, where the British and Germans waged a seesaw battle over a local elevation. Richard is planning either to publish this scenario in a magazine or have me put it on the site.
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Hill 112 Photo 1
Hill 112 Photo 1
Here the British start their advance behind a rolling barrage.
Hill 112 Photo 2
Hill 112 Photo 2
The British make contact with the German front line immediately after the barrage passes through.
Hill 112 Photo 3
Hill 112 Photo 3
The barrage moves inexorably onward, and the assaulting troops follow up.
Hill 112 Photo 4
Hill 112 Photo 4
A brief delay at the German front line means that the barrage is getting ahead of the advance. If it gets too far ahead, the defending troops will have time to recover before the assault reaches them.
Hill 112 Photo 5
Hill 112 Photo 5
British armour joins the assault (including a Crocodile Flamethrower)
Hill 112 Photo 6
Hill 112 Photo 6
The barrage lifts and the assaulting British troops are faced with the daunting task of crossing the crestline into the heart of the German position.
Hill 112 Photo 7
Hill 112 Photo 7
The British get ready to go over the top.
Hill 112 Photo 8
Hill 112 Photo 8
Churchils, the Crocodile, and infantry assault the top of the hill.

Kursk

Mike Pierce put on a Battlefront game based on the first day at Kursk. He said he would get me the scenario sometime in the near future for posting on the site. The Germans must break through a Russian trench-line with supporting AT guns and armor.
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Kursk Photo 1
Kursk Photo 1
A powerful German force of Panzer and Panzer Grenadiers prepares to assault.
Kursk Photo 2
Kursk Photo 2
The Germans move up and set up their artillery on the top of the hill. The Panzers race towards the Russian positions.
Kursk Photo 3
Kursk Photo 3
The assault force from a different angle
Kursk Photo 4
Kursk Photo 4
Fortune favors the brave in this battle. The Germans do a combination overrun/close assault on the Russian AT gun and front-line infantry. The Russians roll poorly and fail to destroy the overrunning tanks with their ambush fire. Perhaps better targets would have been the halftracks.
Kursk Photo 5
Kursk Photo 5
Breakthrough! Under the hammerblows of the close assault, the Russian front line disintegrates. Russian light armor attempts a frontal counterattack and takes immediate losses.
Kursk Photo 6
Kursk Photo 6
Russian tanks attempt a long-range duel with the German Panzers. As soon as the Tigers come up, the Russian tanks will start taking losses.

Regimental Fire and Fury ACW

Now that the rights to the original F&F game have reverted to Richard H., he has started work on some ACW projects. At Fall-In, Richard put on a demo/playtest of his regimental Fire & Fury ACW rules with a Devil's Den/Little Round Top scenario. This was appropriate, as the site of the battle was only a couple of miles away from the convention site.
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Regimental ACW Photo 1
Union Troops on Little Round Top
Union forces await the Confederate attack
Regimental ACW Photo 2
Union Troops in Devil's Den
Other Union forces prepare to defend Devil's Den.
Regimental ACW Photo 3
Confederate Troops in the South
Confederate troops prepare to assault Devil's Den.
Regimental ACW Photo 4
Overview of the Battlefield
Here is a view of the battle. It looks very close together on the table, but a visit to the nearby battle site shows that the ranges were actually quite short.
Regimental ACW Photo 5
Confederate Troops prepare to hit Little Round Top
While other forces hit the Devil's den, the rest of the Confederates wait in the woods to assault the Round Top.

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