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Richard Baber08 Jan 2019 11:50 p.m. PST

Scenario and AAR posted over on my blog -


Dexter Ward09 Jan 2019 2:38 a.m. PST

Nice. Is this the Rapid Fire scenario which appeared in the v1 rulebook? We've played that a couple of times (once using Rapid Fire, and once using Battlefront:WW2). It's a good one.

Richard Baber09 Jan 2019 3:36 a.m. PST

A re-write, but yes basically the same game.

Durban Gamer09 Jan 2019 4:23 a.m. PST

A great scenario done really well with all the many bells and whistles it requires! Your blog has been a huge inspiration to me in building up 1/300 forces for Tunisia.

Richard Baber09 Jan 2019 5:26 a.m. PST

Very kind, thanks

Durban Gamer09 Jan 2019 5:53 a.m. PST

Don't want to nitpick a fantastic AAR, but just for anyone else preparing stuff for Saafi, no US bazookas and probably no DUKWs at this stage of the war.

Richard Baber09 Jan 2019 6:14 a.m. PST

The Germans captured bazookas in Tunisia (they used them as a base model for the Panzershreck), so I assume the Yanks must have had them during Torch??

I just looked it up both M1 and M6 bazookas issued in small numbers to troops for Torch………

As for the DUKW my LCA/LCMs are Japanese landing barges and my gunboat is German armed trawler :)

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 6:56 a.m. PST

Now it's my turn to nitpick: why center align the body copy of the blog? It's torment to read, IMO. I think it would be better to maybe center align the headings and left align the copy.

Richard Baber09 Jan 2019 7:13 a.m. PST

cause its mine and i like it that way

Legion 409 Jan 2019 7:46 a.m. PST

Great looking models & board !!! thumbs up

Richard Baber09 Jan 2019 7:50 a.m. PST

Very kind

Marc at work09 Jan 2019 9:34 a.m. PST

Crikey, that's a labour of love. What a lot of info and photos – thanks for sharing. A very neglected part of the war.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 11:07 a.m. PST

Really well done! More than just a rewrite. Tons of good information. And a great looking game. Thanks for taking the time to share it.

tinned fruit Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 12:22 p.m. PST

Great stuff Richard – love it all!

Richard Baber09 Jan 2019 12:26 p.m. PST

Thanks guys very kind :)

What happened to my other AAR?? Bill??

wargamingUSA09 Jan 2019 3:29 p.m. PST


Wonderful AAR and great looking table.


Personal logo Grey Heron Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 2:11 a.m. PST

Lovely work Richard. Thank you for sharing your information on the game.

Best regards,


Richard Baber10 Jan 2019 3:07 a.m. PST

You`re welcome

Durban Gamer10 Jan 2019 4:35 a.m. PST

Thanks on the bazooka correction, Richard. Perhaps what I had read some time ago is that the US forces were only actually properly trained in their use later, so they didn't use bazookas at Torch.
Looking forward to more of your great AARs down the line!

Richard Baber10 Jan 2019 4:52 a.m. PST

No worries, it wouldn`t be the first time I`d got something wrong this time i wasn`t :)

I was explaining to the lads during the game how I`d read of both Ft17s and French armoured cars knocked out with rifle grenades, in one incident the A/Cs were approaching dug-in 37mm AT guns, when the covering infantry knocked out the first car with their grenade :)

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