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rsutton19 Apr 2017 3:45 a.m. PST

Not quite WW2 – An AAR of a 20mm game played today using Spearhead rules, and set in Europe in 1947.


A great game


rsutton19 Apr 2017 3:51 a.m. PST

OOOps… sorry .. 1947 .. slightly more sensible date.. damned dyslexic fingers

Personal logo 22ndFoot Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

That is an interesting hypothetical. My group is planning something similar in 6mm set in 1950 in the aftermath of the formation of NATO and the Berlin blockade in 1949. We plan to use either Spearhead or FFT at a divisional level.

Mako1119 Apr 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

Sounds like a good excuse for a battle with the Russkis.

Patton would be pleased.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

Not sure the soviets would have gone for it, too much destruction, exhausted the supply of men ( had to take from factories in 44) but with Joseph you 'd never know.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

1946-47 makes for great gaming.

rsutton19 Apr 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

I'd agree wiht the 'likelihood' of the supposition. It was simply an excuse to get that lovely post war kit on the gaming table LOL

vtsaogames19 Apr 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

2.5 inch bazooka rounds often bounced off t34/85. 3.5 inch were sent to Korea after that.

Terry3722 Apr 2017 7:10 p.m. PST

Robin, Looks good to me!

I am working on putting together something along the same lines using HOTT and a more Weird World Cold War approach.


rsutton22 Apr 2017 10:41 p.m. PST

Thanks Terry. Yep it has some great HotT and WWW2 options. I'm looking at Trumpeter kits to flesh out that late 1940s 1950s armour, but it's damned expensive here in NZ (and probably everywhere??).

M26s, M48s, T54s, Comets and Centurions …. yum

All easily done in 6mm, but much more problematic in 1/72 or 1/76 unless prepared to pay a relative fortune.

Terry3723 Apr 2017 7:24 p.m. PST

Robin, I fully understand. Although I game in 15 MM, all of my vehicles are 10 MM and from Pendraken. They are wonderful and are very adaptable to conversions for WWW. My Strongholds are usually 6 MM, so I can make more of a diorama thingy of them, and if I can I use the excellent Leven models for them.

Good luck, and be sure to consider some Russian ape-men for the WWW approach. Based on documentation of experiments they ran, but evidently failed.


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