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Microbiggie05 Jun 2022 8:03 a.m. PST

This was going to be a two part battle, with the first contest covering the attack by 46 Royal Marine Commando and the Ft Garry Horse on the village of le Hamel on June 11, 1944. As soon as I construct a suitable graveyard I'll run the Rots battle.
The 2 Commonwealth players had a troop of Shermans and 1 Commando Troop each. The defending German had a very weak 2 platoon company and 2 PaK40s.
All the info for this game came from the incredible The Waist High Cornfield book by Keith Taylor Written as a tribute to his dad, Eric Taylor and other members of the 46 RMC.
Link to flickr set:

Rob and Sean look over their unit sheets by Mark Luther, on Flickr
Blinds advancing by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Looking NE over le Hamel by Mark Luther, on Flickr
German right by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Chabert's Farm is taken by Mark Luther, on Flickr
2 Section Y Troop by Mark Luther, on Flickr

S Troop gets to the road by Mark Luther, on Flickr

The retreat is on by Mark Luther, on Flickr


BattlerBritain05 Jun 2022 12:31 p.m. PST

Just looks amazing Mark 😀👍

Thresher0105 Jun 2022 1:52 p.m. PST


Very impressive terrain, which is the way it should be for miniatures games.

Thanks for sharing.

Mad Guru05 Jun 2022 2:41 p.m. PST

Wow, very impressive ground-cover and excellent terrain all around! Together with the finish on the movement stands for the troops, It all blends together visually in a seamless fashion, which IMHO is the key to a great-looking table. Well done and thanks for sharing!

Captain Pete06 Jun 2022 2:05 p.m. PST

That is another great looking game, Mark!

Bill Slavin03 Jul 2022 6:59 p.m. PST

I love your battlefields! Thank you for this.

Mark 104 Jul 2022 12:08 p.m. PST

Another stirring AAR, Mark.

The terrain (as so many have said) just really strikes a chord. You got that look, baby!

The models are top notch too. Both the infantry stands and the tanks -- I'd love a closer look at your Shermans.

The scenario is also top notch. Complex and nuanced, yet it is the basics (cover, fire, maneuver) that win the day.

And great pics to go with first rate writing. Really tells the story of the battle. I "get it", both the game and the actual battle it represents.

I hope it was as enjoyable for the participants as for the readers. I expect it was -- probably even more so.

Many thanks for this posting, and your frequent sharing of your techniques and your games. It enriches the hobby.

-A different Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

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