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by MLB
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Gembloux Gap Turn 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: Gembloux Gap Turn 1

One thing after this game I am thinking of doing is making the entrenchments better against HE. (I realise my iG dice were hot but even so the trench should be better than hiding behind a brick wall?) In other words not dropping a level - leaving it as hard cover. In real life the slit trench was s...
by MLB
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Gembloux Gap Turn 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: Gembloux Gap Turn 1

I think the main lesson from mission 1 is " don't defend in the buildings!" It is too limiting. Dig trenches in the gardens - strangely enough thats what they did in real life too! 😁 Which is exactly what Dave did when we played it. I think the only team to ever occupy a building was the VB team. W...
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Gembloux Gap Turn 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: Gembloux Gap Turn 1

As you know I had terrible trouble with this one and Rich said that the design factors in the Germans taking 2-3 attempts, so will be interesting to see how you two progress and if it’s possible for the French to recover from the early loss.
by MLB
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Gembloux Gap Turn 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: Gembloux Gap Turn 1

Crikey, that’s what I call Blitzkrieg!
by MLB
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 29 Let's Go terrain question
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: 29 Let's Go terrain question

Thanks. Just had a good trawl through Google maps. Interesting that the angle of the picture counts for a lot. Moving around the map, the church at St Germain de Pert is surrounded by a low wall, except on the side where it adjoins the house next to it. All the other walls appear low enough for some...
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Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 29 Let's Go terrain question
Replies: 6
Views: 460

29 Let's Go terrain question

The maps for the PSC show two different types of walls. Some are in a tan colour, others are in a brick red, but there's nothing to indicate the difference between the two in the notes. Looking at map 3 the tan walls surround a churchyard, these are not normally high walls, so I'm assuming I can rea...
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Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Gembloux Gap campaign
Replies: 121
Views: 30920

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 24 02 20)

Thanks Damian, really appreciate those comments, it's great to share this with others.
by MLB
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: 1/72 French minis for 1940 campaign — recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: 1/72 French minis for 1940 campaign — recommendations?

Wartime Miniatures are very compatible with AB, they are now being sold under ‘Simon’s Soldiers’ and they have more 1940 figures coming out this year for the 80th anniversary in May. You can find them here https://simonssoldiers.com/shop?olsPage ... rench-army
by MLB
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Gembloux Gap campaign
Replies: 121
Views: 30920

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 24 02 20)

Looking forward to seeing you tackle 29' lets go. It's one I have looked at a lot, as my regular opponent has built a GI platoon, though IIRC he is going to need some additional supports. He's done a really nice job on the Sherman so far, so I am hoping we get to play this one through. We did try a...
by MLB
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Gembloux Gap campaign
Replies: 121
Views: 30920

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 24 02 20)

Well I admit slthough I enjoyed the campaign the last mission did look as though Buster Keaton wrote the script.😁 Haha, appreciate the Keaton reference more than you may realise, I’ve always rated him the most highly of the silent era comedians, even as kids my brother and I would cry with laughter...