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carojon23 Jun 2023 11:27 p.m. PST

One of the games played at the Devon Wargames Group last month was a recreation of events at Beda Fomm in the Western Desert of 1941 as the Italians attempted to retreat in the wake of the British offensive under General O'Connor.

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This is one of a series of games played in the last few months at the club as the chaps get their heads around using O-Group.

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If you would like to know more, then just follow the link to the club blog.

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JJ

Rocco Siffredi24 Jun 2023 1:59 a.m. PST

Very nice to see Peter Pig among the Italians. But the grass-lined roads look to be a bit out of place, eh?

FlyXwire24 Jun 2023 4:57 a.m. PST

JJ, really nice looking collection and set-up, especially for a club setting.

These order markers just for better rules teaching?

emckinney24 Jun 2023 8:49 p.m. PST

I spent a lot of time researching Beda Fomm, including translating the Italian official history and poring over multiple topographical maps. What I discovered is that no one agrees in where "The Pimple" was. It's too low to appear on the maps and satellite photos that I found. The only way to establish it would be to walk the ground, which is really, really not safe.

Also, the wrecks remained on site until some time vaguely around 2010. No idea why they were cleared, or who did it, but a lost opportunity for historical research.

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