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Two games in 3 days (see my 'Bronze' report here for a Chariot Wars game) & 2 new rule sets.
This WW2 game will be using, for the first time, the 'Rapid Fire Reloaded' rules & specifically their Normandy scenario at Mouen.

I've set up the table as close as possible to the map. I don't have enough hedges though - who would have that much?

NB the vehicles & figures on the table are just for the effect & it will be the Black Watch assaulting the German defenders.
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A report of tomorrow's game + photos will follow.

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Looking forward to the report.

My father was an NCO in the Black Watch. Landed in Normandy on 10 June 1944 I believe.

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Everyone else landed on the 6th. Did he get lost? Runs in the family?
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Count Belisarius wrote: Fri Sep 22, 2023 10:41 am Everyone else landed on the 6th. Did he get lost? Runs in the family?
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OK, so that's probably worth a couple of these....... :clappy: :clappy:

.....and one of these......

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But which Normandy?

Another excellent set up Donald. How did you find RF reloaded? I have it but havent tried it yet. One day I might do Western Desert in 10mm.. one day..
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There's a Normandy near Cove in Hampshire (very nice, too - I've played cricket there). Perhaps his unit just got lost?
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Normandy, 1944. The Germans were tasked with defending a French village. Their numbers were relatively few & some of their equipment was dated.
The game saw the Germans comprehensively beaten but only after putting up a good fight.
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They did have Panther tanks though & the task of the British - to seize the village - looked daunting.

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The redoubtable RA provided artillery support:
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Air support was promised but clouds meant they never actually attacked the Germans.
Still the airforce looked good:
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It was rather a surprise when ther British entered the village - not least for this German mortar crew:

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'Rapid Fire Reloaded' is a straight forward, quick & enjoyable rule set. I believe we have a new set of WW2 rules.

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Excellent looking game, Donald.

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