Leros and Kos WW2 campaign

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Danni1
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Leros and Kos WW2 campaign

Post by Danni1 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:13 pm

I've been reading about the micro-campaigns of the 1943 British toe-holds in the Aegean islands, such as Kos and Leros? These sounded like excellent material for a COC game-I was wondering if anyone else was bitten with the desire to go Greek as it were and cobble together something on these battles? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodecanese_campaign

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Re: Leros and Kos WW2 campaign

Post by Truscott Trotter » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:11 am

Indeed I had a FOW campaign for this for years and never got to play it - cannot find it now but I did find this
http://www.iprom.co.uk/archives/caithne ... anese.html
So any campaign that has FJ's Brandeburgers, LRDG, SBS , Paras and Commandos in it can't be all bad....oh yes and some Brit infantry and dodgy Italians too

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Re: Leros and Kos WW2 campaign

Post by Capt Fortier » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:29 am

Cassill posted a proposed campaign between Italians and Germans in the Aegean (https://toofatlardies.co.uk/forum/viewt ... dodecanese) but not sure how he has got on with it. I've always thought the Dodecanese campaign would also make a great CoC offering, and even picked up some of the boardgames that cover it (for maps &c) but have never got around to getting it on the table. With the new CoC Blitzkrieg rules for airborne landings and boats it may now really come into its own.

For some inspiration, have a look at Will McNally's http://willwarweb.blogspot.com/2011/08/ ... samos.html, with 10 "Aegean Adventure" blog entries covering Kos, Samos and Leros and some eye-wateringly beautiful terrain. (I'm not sure what rules - Rapid Fire?)
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Re: Leros and Kos WW2 campaign

Post by fourpipers » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:35 am

I have done a lot of research for Crete and Leros / KOS. This appears in these 2 scenarios for Rapid Fire. Not the same scale as COC but might help with ideas.

https://www.rapid-fire-uk.com/wp-conten ... s_RF23.pdf
Sources
“Operation Nostalgia” Part I & II - Richard Marsh
Wargames Illustrated #74 (November 1993) & #75 (December 1993)
“Churchill’s Folly” (2017 Edition) – Anthony Rogers
“Swastika over the Aegean” – Anthony Rogers
“War in the Aegean” – Peter Smith & Edwin Walker
“Events on Cos” – Pietro Giovanni Liuzzo
“Fighters over the Aegean” – Brian Cull
Durham Light Infantry - Kos 1943 https://durhamlightinfantry1920-46.weeb ... -1943.html
“Through Adversity - The History of the RAF Regiment” – Kingsley Oliver
WW2 Battle of Kos Island October1943 SD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC_iJgIRpwA

https://www.rapid-fire-uk.com/wp-conten ... os-RF2.pdf

Sources
“Operation Nostalgia” Part I & II - Richard Marsh
Wargames Illustrated #74 (November 1993) & #75 (December 1993)
“Churchill’s Folly” (2017 edition) – Anthony Rogers
“Swastika over the Aegean” – Anthony Rogers
“The Battle for Leros” – Peter Schenk After the Battle # 90
“Leros – The Island Prize” (Tactical Combat Series board game)
“War in the Aegean” – Peter Smith & Edwin Walker
“Storming Eagles” – James Lucas
“Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” – Universal Studios – not Leros but atmospheric German Landing
“Guns of Navarone” – Alistair Maclean (Novel & Movie)

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