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TMPWargamerabbit15 Oct 2017 10:09 a.m. PST

WR's large YR2017 HMGS-PSW regional convention scenario this time was an early version of Operation Overcast, a Flames of War Ver3.0 post-war scenario with three not two active sides on the tabletop. The scenario premise has the war just recently ended and distrustful tensions between the allied armies are subdued for the moment by their victory over Nazi Germany. Within days the American Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA) and Soviet Intelligence Special Branch (NKVD) teams are racing around unoccupied southern Germany seeking the very scientists, technicians, technical drawings, and actual prototypes of the advanced late war German technology. The winner of this "data collection and personnel roundup effort" will have a tremendous technology lead, placing their nation in the forefront and well positioned as the Cold War hostility reveals itself later.

Scenario AAR and lots of photos of the scenario event: link

The entire 16x6 scenario table in three views:

Action during the scenario game:

Additional blog article on the construction and preparation for Operation Overcast game: link

Should note I use 20mm miniatures for my FOW gaming.


codiver16 Oct 2017 2:31 p.m. PST

I've done a similar, though not nearly so grandiose, scenario for another set of 1-stand=a platoon rules. Admittedly in part just to get my 15mm Maus on the table.

In my scenario, it's not quite VE Day, so the Germans are still fighting. They're basically in the center of the board, with the Americans coming from the west (including some Chaffees and Pershings) and the Soviets from the east.

The wrinkle is the German's morale is better if the nearest enemy unit is Soviet, so they're more likely to continue fighting them, or surrendering to the Americans.

TMPWargamerabbit17 Oct 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

Interest thought on the German morale Codiver. Will make that note for my later war scenario next year. Thank you for looking at my scenario.

Michael aka WR (So Calif)

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