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rsutton05 Oct 2018 5:20 p.m. PST

Northern France, and yet again the BEF is on the back foot link

Kind regards
Robin

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2018 6:46 p.m. PST

Very nice game and campaign.

Legion 406 Oct 2018 8:09 a.m. PST

Great looking models & table ! The France '40 battles are some of my favorite to study and game.

rsutton06 Oct 2018 9:09 p.m. PST

Thanks guys. The BEF are quite challenging to use as the OOBs lack that meaty support that develops as the war progresses. The armoured division is definitely light weight. I usually prefer the infantry division or with an independent tank brigade in support. Offers more options.

Kind regards
Robin

monk2002uk07 Oct 2018 2:48 a.m. PST

Alternatively, you can choose to be the German commander ;-)

Robert

mgk416707 Oct 2018 2:02 p.m. PST

Hmmm. If you want to model the UK 1st Armoured Division in France 1940 with some accuracy then:

don't include any artillery. Its artillery units had sailed with the main part of the BEF and fought separately from the division.

don't include any infantry. Its infantry fought separately at Calais

most of the tanks won't have their machine guns.

the close support tanks won't have ammunition for their 3" guns

It was a debacle. But no harm in playing what-if games….

Cheers

Michael

rsutton07 Oct 2018 3:45 p.m. PST

Michael

Yes .. an amazing sequence of events. We are more correctly 'playing games' using cool 1940 models rather than recreating the actual 1940 campaign. It's what my old army unit commander would have called a 'right Bleeped text's muddle'. LOL
Kind regards
Robin

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