2
Oct
14
2015

Kampfgruppe von Luck Game 5: Delaying Action at the Chateau

The Château at Ranville was set up as a field hospital soon after the Paras landed, and it wasn’t long before the first wounded men had started coming in. This was supposed to be a safe rear area, but over the last few hours the noise of heavy fighting had been drawing closer.   A rifle platoon had been […]

0
Sep
15
2015

Kampfgruppe von Luck Game 4: The Church on the Flank

Major von Luck smiled as he poured over the map.  His men had driven a deep wedge into the bridgehead established by the British paratroopers. After a brief hold up when the impressive firepower of the Royal Navy bombarded his panzergrenadiers the attack had resumed and pushed on into the Normandy town of Ranville. One more […]

0
Jul
28
2015

Kampfgruppe von Luck Game 3: “Attacking the Corridor of Death”

In the last game the Germans tangled with the British outposts on the outskirts of the Normandy village of Ranville, and pushed their way through. Now they’ve hit the main line of resistance in the village itself. If the British lose here the Germans will have a good foothold in the town and can threaten […]

2
Jul
14
2015

Kampfgruppe von Luck game 2: Probe among the hedgerows

After their brief clash in the fields outside Ranville the Paras knew it wouldn’t be long before the Germans attacked again. The British had orders to hold Ranville and the vital bridges and glider landing grounds nearby, but they were short on men and had fallen back in the face of superior German numbers. But now […]

4
Jun
11
2015

Kampfgruppe von Luck Game 1: “Patrol on the ring contour”

This was it: D-Day! The war was going well for the Allies, North Africa was secure and from Russia to Italy the Third Reich was retreating. Now in Normandy the new front would be opened, and the boots of the British Airborne were some of the first on the ground. 12 Para had landed overnight and […]

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