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Bill Slavin23 Oct 2023 5:47 p.m. PST

We were back to WWII again this month, moving on to the Sicilian invasion of July 1943. Three days after the launching of the invasion, the British 1st Parachute Division, in Operation Fustian, was dropped to seize Primosole Bridge over the Simeto River, in order to pave the way for the 8th Army advance.
This battle was fought on a 6' x 7.5' board, using my 1/72 WWII toys and played with the Battlefront WWII ruleset. Alan took the Germans while I ran the British. The scenario is a replay of one that I wrote for this ruleset many years ago.
Here is alink to the full AAR, lots more photos. link

And here are a few pics of the action:

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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2023 8:34 p.m. PST

Fantastic looking table.

Jim

FlyXwire24 Oct 2023 5:04 a.m. PST

Just about represents the heyday of classic WW2 gaming, eh?!

Oozzing here with accuracy and attention to historical detail……and can anyone explain why the hobby transitioned to 28mm or even 15s, away from 1/72nd scale (even it was subsequently called 20mm to placate wargame usage)?

But look (maybe even squint)- with the traditional bad table lighting from those legacy game tables of the past (and way too sleep-inducing these days). ;)

Bill Slavin24 Oct 2023 5:41 a.m. PST

FlyXwire, I think you nailed it. Bad lighting, an old digital camera that I love 'cause it shoots everything in a yellow light and a ruleset that actually feels like a WWII battle but would make most people drop off in boredom. For me, gaming at it's best!

FlyXwire24 Oct 2023 6:00 a.m. PST

Bill, you have a body of work to be respected.

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