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Rich At Work
Rich at Work
Bob Connor (English Bob) took this photo of our fearless leader contemplating the meaning of life at Historicon. If you can't read the sign, it says "Will Game For Food".

Normandy

Pablo Gonzalez sent me some photos of a Normandy invasion scenario played in March 2002. It represents the landing of the 116th REG, 29th DIVISION at Les Moulins.
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From the Sea
From the sea
A rather imposing looking Normandy invasion setup!
From the land
From the land
Looking from the German positions out over the beach.
Here they come
Here they come
The first wave makes its appearance.

le Mesnil Adelee

Pete Landry is developing a new scenario for the Mortain counterattack based on an action at le Mesnil Adelee, an NW of St. Barthelmy on 7 Aug 44. He will be running it at Fall In this fall and hopefully we will have it up on the site soon thereafter :-) Here are some pictures from a playtest. His description is:
At le Mesnil Adelee (LMA), the Northern pincer of the 2nd Panzer Division had achieved a breakthrough. When LMA was taken KampfGruppe Schacke put on the brakes! Probes across the See river to the North met heavy resistance. Also no one was following KG Schacke so he decided to hold. When US HQ heard LMA was in German hands 3rd Armored Division with help from 30th Inf. was ordered to take it back immediately. Initially air support hit the Americans. A German spoiling attack sent the Americans running. The Germans returned to the town and sat! Early afternoon the US attack got underway and did force the Germans to withdraw back east. So far the first playtest was a great success, came down to the last German morale die roll to see it they would still be in the town! Germans ran so history was not altered...this time.
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Overview 1
Overview 1
One look at the battlefield at the height of the assault.
U.S. withdraws
57mm AT
US withdrawal covered by a 57mm AT.
Overview 2
Overview 2
Another overview of the Assault.
U.S. Attack
US Attack
US Armored Infantry assaulting the town amid lots of smoking 1/2 tracks and Shermans.
IX Tactical Luftwaffe
IX Tactical Luftwaffe
U.S. air support mistakenly targets American ground troops.

Butovo Modified

Rob Wubbenhorst taught the rules to some friends of his using the Difficult Affair II scenario. After the newcomers learned the rules some tanks were introduced (PzIVs and lend-lease Shermans) on both sides so that Rob and a more experienced colleague could play too.
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Battle Is Joined
Battle Is Joined
Germans start their assault from a Gully to the South. Russians await on the Northern ridge.
Germans Advance
Germans Advance
Initial German assault smokes the left and runs into combined artillery and MG grazing fire.
Germans cower
Germans cower
A lone German squad survives the left assault, and hunkers down in some protective rocky cover.
If at First you don't succeed...
If at First you don't succeed...
Germans redeploy for an assault up the right.
Tanks a lot!?
Tanks a lot!?
German right assault breaches through some barbed wire, while supporting Russian and German armor arrives.
Attack
Attack
German armor moves up the slope to support the attack.
Tank Duel
Tank Duel
Russian armor moves up, a duel ensues, both tanks are disordered.
Run Away!!
Run Away!!
The dreaded failed morale roll, and the German tanks turn tail and run. One Pz IV is killed by a rear shot from the Russian tanks.

Wake Island

Fred Schaller sent me some photos of a Wake Island battle. Lots of nice models and impressive terrain!
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Wake Island Photo 1
Wake Island Photo 1
Wake Island Photo 1
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Wake Island Photo 2
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Wake Island Photo 3
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Wake Island Photo 4
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Wake Island Photo 5
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Wake Island Photo 6
Wake Island Photo 6
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Wake Island Photo 7
Wake Island Photo 7
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Wake Island Photo 8
Wake Island Photo 8

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