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Jimo
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject: Gold Beach (D-Day game 2007) Reply with quote

A pic report of the Gold Beach (D-Day) action using Rapid Fire rules(2007)

Pics posted as the game developed. Sorry, no detailed write-up as originally (no time) ... pics must suffice ... Sad


Gold beach, King sector


Gold beach, King sector


Gold beach, marshy area between King and Jig sector


Gold, King, La Riviere wall, WN 33


Gold beach, Jig sector, Le Hamel, WN 37


Gold, Jig


King sector


Landing, 69th Brigade


Landing, 231st Brigade


Jig sector


Germans defending La Riviere


German defending Jig sector, Le Hamel (MG taken out)


Taken out


69th Brigade hit the beach


How Germans waited for the Tommies


King, WN 33 taken out


Next wave rolling in


Next wave of 231st Brigade hitting the beach


Squaddies going into action


German mines, Arty, Mg's and rifle-fire harrassing the Tommies


I'd say it's this way to Berlin


231st crowding the beach


Le Hamel getting crushed


Le Hamel and WN 37 just about to fall


Forget Le Hamel, on to Asnelles and Bayeux


It's also a long way to Bayeux, a long way to go


La Riviere takes its toll on 69th Brigade. 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards suffering


Le Hamel, sole German survivor about to become the first POW of the day. The war is over for you, you lucky bas****


69th Sherman DD's pressing forward towards the ridge and Mont Fleury battery (taken out early in the game)


Dragoon Guards pushing to take the Mont Fleury ridge


Germans getting into position on and behind the ridge. 441 Ost Battalion


Wait until you can see the white of their eyes!


231st passing taken-out le Hamel


Der Tommy kommt! German StuG III squaring in on the advancing Brits (heading for Asnelles)


Kampfgruppe Meyer preparing to defend Asnelles


Holy smoke! Both German StuG's get taken out! Looking bleak for the Germans


This way to Bayeux chaps!


Tankies pressing forward


Next wave (Sextons of 147th Field Regiment RA) hitting Jig beach


Not a traffic-jam ... but a beach-jam


102nd AT Regiment RD heading through the swampy area towards Bayeux


Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry heading for Bayeux


The outskirts of Bayeux


Germans preparing to defend Bayeux


The rest of 231st off to Bayeux too


German ambush is set on Mont Fleury ridge


Achtung! Feuer frei! German 441 Ost Battalion open up on the 69th coming over the top of the ridge


151st Brigade hits the beach


Complete 151st on the beach ready to head for Bayeux (following 231st) and support 69th on the ridge


151st ready to leave the beach


9th Durham Light Infantry decide to ride on the Shermans of 24th Lancers


Royal Dragoon Guards surround the taken out Mount Fleury battery in order to take the ridge from the flank


Brit observer has seen the German arty at Bayeux


231st close in on Bayeux


AT-Troop and Churchill Crocodile outflank Bayeux


As 231st closes in only a few Germans are to be seen. Are they in ambush or have they taken off?


First DD dares to enter Bayeux with infantry support


Schnell Fritz! Ich kann die Tommy Panzer hören ...


Riding a tank (part of 151st to Bayeux) can be fun ... if you don't come under fire!


151st (Durham's LI) on its way to take the ridge with 69th


24th Lancers turn in on the flank of Mont Fleury ridge in order to take the last defenders of the ridge under fire, But Jerry is still holding on!


Mont Fleury ridge being swamped by the remains of 69th and 151st Brigade. The Germans are about to call it a day


The last of the brave (sorry for the pic). 4th coy of 441 Ost Btl. holding the last trench on Mont Fleury ridge. Next round will finally finish them off ... as the umpire ends the game! So they survive!

Result of the game on the Gold Beach/Bayeux table(s): Brits 1 3/4 points, Germans 1/4 point. Victory for the Brits. (Jig sector Bayeux cleared = 1 point, King sector 1/2 point and Mount Fleury ridge a draw (juuuuuust) = 1/4 point (=3/4 points)

But ... all in all the Allies lost the total game (incl. all other beaches and areas).

As you can tell ... this was great fun with a great bunch of gamers!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice game jimo , what landing craft did you use ? ..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... what landing craft did you use ?



No idea Thomas. I was happy to get my 151st Brigade in the luggage from Germany. I think the landing craft were from Colin Rumfords collection. I was told (or read it somewhere) but have simply forgotten. But someone else will be able to enlighten us.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimo wrote:
thomastmcc wrote:


... what landing craft did you use ?



No idea Thomas. I was happy to get my 151st Brigade in the luggage from Germany. I think the landing craft were from Colin Rumfords collection. I was told (or read it somewhere) but have simply forgotten. But someone else will be able to enlighten us.

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ah it will be then colins collection ,thats the sentry/raventhorpe ones ..

thanks thomas
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous.
Never been a west front fan, but these are great.

Bravo
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at the size of the game.............

I sure it was fun playing. How many players for each side? ...to move all those tanks....


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the RF D-Day scenario book and love playing out the games. I assume that the masses of Allied armour on the beach represents extending the scenario to include the move in-land? I have been playing the scenarios wih just the assault waves as indicated on the assault diagrams and not with the follow-up units. I assume that that is correct!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised Surprised Surprised Shall i scream now??

absoluty some of the best modeling i have ever seen!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fscunha wrote:


Look at the size of the game ... How many players for each side? ...



If I remember correctly it was 5 on the Allies side, 2 gaming the Germans. I counted 25 players all together and I think 4 umpires.

Keep in mind that this was actually only one game as part of the complete D-Day assault. On the day these assaults/boards were gamed on the following boards. AFAI remember ... one was so involved with one's own game that one didn't really have an idea what was going on on the other gaming tables ... perfect "fog-of-war" if you like ... this was the Grand Game:

1) Gold Beach + Bayeux area (two separate, large boards, as seen above)

2) Sword Beach (incl. Ouistreham and "Pegasus Bridge")

3) Juno Beach (incl. Douvres radar station) + outskirts of Caen (two boards, Caen same as above) See the Juno thread on the Guild for pics!

4) Ranville board incl. Perriers Ridge

All boards in a certain way interlinking with each other. The action or non-action had results on adjoining boards (though these would be apart so that better access was possible) and the overall result. In other words, you could win on "your" board (as was the case for the Allies on Gold Beach), but lose the Grand Game. What finally was the case. Germans won!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cleach wrote:


I have the RF D-Day scenario book ... I assume that the masses of Allied armour on the beach represents extending the scenario to include the move in-land? ... I assume that that is correct!



Correct! If I counted correctly the Allies had 29 infantry btl. on the boards (incl. RM Commando and Para). To give you an idea ...

The amazing thing really was the fact that the game flowed. It worked well and we got a final result. Brilliant really!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is truley stunning Jimo ! I can only hope to play in something like that one day but will have to stick to brigade size games for now !
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Jimo. So even the individual RF scenarios were stretched. I really do envy the ability of you lot in the UK being able to amass so much kit by pulling together the collections of people from across the country. I have a wonderful group and we can do massive napoleonic battles, but there are only about 3 of us doing WWII and really big games are not possible.

That said, I am starting to collect what I need to do the full Omaha scenario!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a great game, both on the individual table and overall. Lovely pictures too.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the pics Jimo, it is great to be able to see all the tables now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to drag up a slighter older (but awesome) post...but can someone tell me which manufacturer makes the British infantry storming up the beach (Not the AB figs, the other ones, pics about 20 -23). Its driving me nuts trying to work it out.

I thought they might be Combat minis but now Im not sure, I cant match any of the poses against the combats I own...
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