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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Apr 2013 4:51 p.m. PST

The upcoming book from Osprey/Warlord Games, Armies of Great Britain, includes information on gaming in the Dad's Army theater – i.e., 1940 post-Dunkirk U.K. against a Nazi invasion, including options for regular as well as inexperienced British troops.

On a scale of 0 to 5, what is your level of interest in gaming such a 'what-if' period of WWII?

Tommy2009 Apr 2013 4:56 p.m. PST


Brian Smaller09 Apr 2013 5:16 p.m. PST


skippy000109 Apr 2013 5:16 p.m. PST


John the OFM09 Apr 2013 5:35 p.m. PST

I would be happy to play if someone else did the heavy lifting.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2013 6:15 p.m. PST

5 if it's Dad's Army.

2 if I have to do it all otherwise.

No worries, John, Walmington-On-Sea will be coming to a table in Luzerne County near you…


Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2013 6:38 p.m. PST

While I'm not entirely disinterested. I have too much going on now. So 1.

D A THB09 Apr 2013 9:07 p.m. PST

5 I have to say that as I once did a Dads Army Demo game with a mate.

Norrins10 Apr 2013 12:47 a.m. PST

Yep gamed it. Did a 'Eagle has Landed' scenario but moved it to Walmington-On-Sea instead.

MajorB10 Apr 2013 1:01 a.m. PST


Maddaz11110 Apr 2013 1:05 a.m. PST

Not with bolt action, but already gamed it, with fun results.

(Now anyone tell me where I get killer nuns with German Smg? For the next game?)

Martin Rapier10 Apr 2013 2:17 a.m. PST

We already game Dads Army, so 5.

Karellian Knight10 Apr 2013 3:30 a.m. PST


Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2013 5:36 a.m. PST

Dad's Army, you're doing it wrong.

The trick to doing it right is to have the Home Guard Platoon of Walmington-On-Sea do evertyhing BUT actual fighting. Have them chase phantom Fallschirmjaegers, run after downed bomber crews, try to stop Jonesy from devastating the town in the Matilda tank he tried to drive in a fit of "don't panic !"

Nothing more fun than to see Mainwaring or the ARP Warden fall into the duck pond or the verger end up in the manure cart.

Martin Rapier10 Apr 2013 6:45 a.m. PST

"The trick to doing it right is to have the Home Guard Platoon of Walmington-On-Sea do evertyhing BUT actual fighting"

Yes, our DA games generally have very little/no shooting, but they do feature a lot of panic, Walker doing dodgy deals and Pike being stupid.

Gaz004510 Apr 2013 8:09 a.m. PST

5- played several games chasing down Luftwaffe crewmen and Fjager recce teams- dodgy nuns included…….also had the Homeguard go up against the Triffids……….

dualer10 Apr 2013 10:51 a.m. PST

5. I've been wargaming the Nazi invasion of Britain since the 80's and it's endlessly absorbing and great fun. I have got extra mileage out of my figures using them in VBCW scenarios.

(Stolen Name)10 Apr 2013 12:59 p.m. PST

Do you think that is wise?

Olaf the hairy10 Apr 2013 3:11 p.m. PST

did it a few weeks ago

donlowry10 Apr 2013 5:03 p.m. PST

3. Tactically, a battle in that period doesn't seem that it would be much different than France/Belgium '40.

(Stolen Name)10 Apr 2013 6:19 p.m. PST

5- played several games chasing down Luftwaffe crewmen and Fjager recce teams- dodgy nuns included…….also had the Homeguard go up against the Triffids……….

? woh won?


sorry couldn't help myself

Keraunos11 Apr 2013 1:17 a.m. PST

I'm just amazed at the Ed's knowledge of 70s british light entertainment television

No Name11 Apr 2013 2:27 a.m. PST

Painted 28mm Dad's Army on ebay:


Andy ONeill11 Apr 2013 4:30 a.m. PST

Done it, I have a bunch of FAA dads army figures from when they were a UK company.

Gaz004511 Apr 2013 5:10 a.m. PST

LOL Triffids of the veggie persuasion …….the Homeguard successfully evacuated the civvies and contained the Triffid assault……….not that they moved at Blitzkrieg speed……..!

number416 Apr 2013 8:39 p.m. PST

OK where can we get Triffids dressed as nuns……?

Gaz004517 Apr 2013 5:36 a.m. PST

QRF did (do?) some very convincing nuns dressed as triffids……

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2013 6:13 p.m. PST

Sorry – 0

gweirda18 Apr 2013 8:21 p.m. PST

At ~16:40

YouTube link

Last Hussar20 Apr 2013 1:56 a.m. PST

Who do you think you are kidding?

Elenderil22 Apr 2013 6:05 a.m. PST

5 – already planning on 6mm forces for the period as my re entry to WW2 gaming. Tactically pretty much like France, strategically different as the ground fought over is much more meaningful to us Brits, plus the concepts of stop lines and anti tank islands to play with.

Abwehrschlacht22 Apr 2013 7:06 a.m. PST

0 – meh.

Grand Duke Natokina23 Apr 2013 12:24 p.m. PST

Probably would play a game if somebody did the work. I prefer Russia and NWE.

spontoon24 Apr 2013 5:16 p.m. PST


Lovely stuff for it from Frontline Wargaming! 20mm.

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