5
Mar
07
2017

Operation Martlet: Campaign Wrapup

So, it took us just over a year, but we fought our way through to a result in the Operation Martlet Pint Sized Campaign for Chain of Command. You can find reports from all the games here: Operation Martlet. So now that it’s all over, how did the campaign play as a game? And how […]

8
Feb
28
2017

Operation Martlet Game 10: The Last Gasp

The British 49th (West Riding) Division had bled the 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitlerjugend” dry in heavy fighting over the last two days of Operation Martlet, but had been unable to find a way through the rugged defence. With light drawing down on the second day they prepared themselves for a final attack on the […]

5
Feb
22
2017

Operation Martlet Game 9: Hauptkampflinie Deja Vu

It’s late in the day on 26th June 1944, and Operation Martlet was still well short of its objectives: The British attack had been unable to get past phase line Walrus, having been stopped cold at the farm at St Nicholas several times. Now running out of time before nightfall on the second day of […]

18
Nov
08
2016

Operation Martlet Game 8: Back to St Nicholas

The sun was dipping low in the sky above Normandy and the shadows were getting long as the German defenders watched for signs of movement in the orchards. It was the second day of the latest British offensive, Operation Martlet. A rapid British push had expelled the Germans from the village up the road, Fontenay-le-Pesnel […]

7
Oct
04
2016

Operation Martlet Game 7: Another Attack on the Hauptkampflinie

The British troops were well dug in on the outskirts of the French town of Fontenay. Twice already they’d thrown back German assaults on their line, and twice the British had tried to go back on the offensive and been beaten. The grand advance of Operation Martlet had broken down into a series of tit-for-tat […]

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