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Microbiggie18 Feb 2022 4:04 p.m. PST

We played this 6mm I Aint Been Shot Mum game back in December and it gave me a chance to get my Commandos on the table for the first time. This scenario came from the Forgotten Battles from France to Germany, January to April 1945 scenario book from Anschluss Publ. The gist of the game is that the defending Germans are expecting the British to come from the west and have placed their defenses accordingly. However the Commandos have worked all the way round to the east and are launching their attack from that edge.
Germans are defending with a company from a SS training battalion and have 4 20mm Flak guns in support. The Commandos start with 2 Troops and get additional units later including a troop of tanks.
Made for an interesting all infantry game with a ton of Big Men/Leaders for the Commandos
Link to the flickr AAR: … 0296376338
Click in the pic for a description

From the east edge by Mark Luther, on Flickr

British rush by Mark Luther, on Flickr

1 Troop preparing to move into Leese by Mark Luther, on Flickr

2 Troop by Mark Luther, on Flickr

The training kompanie heads out by Mark Luther, on Flickr

BattlerBritain19 Feb 2022 5:01 a.m. PST

Mark that looks absolutely amazing 👍

Fantastic game.

Please keep posting 😀


Fred Mills19 Feb 2022 7:49 a.m. PST

Gorgeous looking game.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2022 10:09 a.m. PST

Just beautiful!

AndreasB20 Feb 2022 3:32 a.m. PST

My parents owned a chippy there way back when. Quite a bit going on in that sector in 1945.

All the best


Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2022 12:24 a.m. PST

Mark -

It's all right there. Everything that miniatures wargaming should be, is right there in your pictures, as it was right there on that table. At least to my way of thinking.

The scenario is exceptionally well crafted. I expect you had to do a bit of work to turn what you found in the book into this battle.

The table is exceptionally well laid out. No bowling green for a bucket-of-dice contest there. Enough detail to smack of realism, but still not cluttered. I can see those walls, laid out at somewhat imperfect angles as they are in European towns. I see those trees, the small hedges between the farm fields, the phone poles. It's just beautiful.

And it seems to have played well. Looks like it confronted all the gamers with challenges, not challenging them to know or look-up arcane special rules, not challenging them to just throw more 6s than the other side, but challenging them tactically, forcing them to think like small unit COs.

The pics and the storytelling of the AAR are of course the icing on the cake. But wow, Mark, you never disappoint, do you? Every time I see another AAR posting, it's like "find some time, get comfortable, and you're going to have a good read."

Thanks for posting. Could hardly have found a more interesting and entertaining use for my time.

-Mark (the other)
(aka: Mk 1)

Microbiggie02 Mar 2022 3:40 p.m. PST

Thanks, MkI. It was a bit if a different game than usual. It Very much out the defender on the back foot. And no hankies

Microbiggie02 Mar 2022 6:01 p.m. PST

Autocorrect is interesting. Out=put and hankies =tankies

Captain Pete10 Mar 2022 3:05 p.m. PST

Another great looking game, Mark Luther!

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