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pushing tin16 Jan 2018 2:36 p.m. PST

We tried out a Cambrai scenario in 6mm on Sunday using Great war Spearhead 2 rules









Big Red Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 3:59 p.m. PST

Wow that looks great!

Joe1870 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 6:13 p.m. PST

Very GREAT Indeed!!!

dmebust Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 8:03 p.m. PST

Ah the grand scale of 6mm. Sure comes to life on a large table. Thanks for sharing!

whitejamest16 Jan 2018 8:11 p.m. PST

Wow, very epic looking! How many miniatures would you reckon you have on the table there, give or take a hundred?

pushing tin17 Jan 2018 2:05 a.m. PST

Probably only a couple of hundred, they are fairly spaced out it being late 1917. I have around 5000 in the same area when doing Napoleonic however…


monk2002uk17 Jan 2018 2:27 a.m. PST

Well done! Lovely to see it come to fruition.

In the larger game that you kindly referred to, we had almost 100 tank stands alone for Cambrai. Each stand represented a section of tanks as in this instance too.


pushing tin17 Jan 2018 2:41 a.m. PST

Thanks Robert, and thanks for your help in putting it together. I had over 30 tank stands just for this section alone. It really brings home just what a shock that many tanks in one place must have been.

Phil the french17 Jan 2018 2:45 a.m. PST

Superb, wonderful pictures and inspired report!

monk2002uk17 Jan 2018 3:56 a.m. PST

"It really brings home just what a shock that many tanks in one place must have been."

Sure does! Also interesting to note how the front lines were so lightly defended. Again, another pointer to what happened historically and why.


monk2002uk17 Jan 2018 4:00 a.m. PST

"I have around 5000 in the same area when doing Napoleonic however…"

A lovely example of why Napoleonic style rules are not valid for WW1, even the earliest phase of the war. There was a quantum difference in troop densities and frontages.

Likewise between WW1 and WW2. The same battlefield would look very different for a WW2 scenario.


pushing tin17 Jan 2018 4:30 a.m. PST

Very true. The ground scale for my Napoleonic rules is 2cm to 100 yards compared to the 1" to 80 yards of GWSH2, so not that different an area in actual ground represented, although the area represented in my Napoleonic rules is slightly larger in real terms.

Over a similar area we have around actual 20-30,000 troops involved in real terms in WW1 compared to c.300,000 for Borodino

As you say things would look very different again for a WW2 scenario, or even a later WW1 Western Front scenario when it became a war of movement again after March 1918.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2018 4:30 p.m. PST

How about 336 1/285 mk IV in one game

pushing tin18 Jan 2018 2:12 a.m. PST

Wow! wish I had the room for something that size! where are the 1/285 MK IVs from?

Vimy Ridge18 Jan 2018 10:57 a.m. PST


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 4:48 p.m. PST

I had them made by Trenchworx. If you e-mail them they can cast some for you, They do both Male and Female versions of the MK IV tank.


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