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,┬ábut 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!┬áThe 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 […]

0
Jun
06
2015

Kampfgruppe von Luck: D-Day Campaign

I really enjoyed the Chain of Command campaign I recently played: Breaking Through to Frost at Arnhem, and my opponent Phil seemed to enjoy beating me, so I thought I’d give him another go at it. Our next campaign is Kampfgruppe von Luck, one of Too Fat Lardies’ “Pint Sized Campaigns”. They’re not pint-sized in […]

0
Mar
14
2015

Warlord British Engineers for Chain of Command

It seems I’m approaching my new allied forces for Chain of Command backwards, painting up the obscure supports first and doing the core platoon last. Hmm. The miniatures are late war British, and I’ll be using them as both Free Poles in Northwest Europe (lots of fighting in the Falaise Gap) and the desert veterans of […]

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