Vaagso 1941

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Vaagso 1941

Post by Counterpane » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:56 pm

Some photos here...

https://thelandofcounterpane.blogspot.c ... chery.html

of the SOTCW game of Operation Archery at this weekend's Gauntlet show in North Wales.

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Re: Vaagso 1941

Post by Truscott Trotter » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:48 am

Looks like a fun game - hardest part is always balancing scenarios like this - only way is to play it a few times and definitely reversing roles like you did
Nice terrain as well
This book has the Brit Commandos in 1940 as 2 sections of 23 men split into 2 subsections each - so 50 men to a troop inc HQ
Commandos and Rangers of WWII by James Ladd

(Also Seret has a nice Commando list for 1943 on his site http://tinyhordes.com/the-italian-theatre/)

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Re: Vaagso 1941

Post by poiter50 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:08 am

Would be interesting to see the allocation of SMGs in each section. With such large sections, assault/charges would be devastating. Mind you, separating some riflemen in to a 3rd section under the platoon Sergeant might change that.
Truscott Trotter wrote:Looks like a fun game - hardest part is always balancing scenarios like this - only way is to play it a few times and definitely reversing roles like you did
Nice terrain as well
This book has the Brit Commandos in 1940 as 2 sections of 23 men split into 2 subsections each - so 50 men to a troop inc HQ
Commandos and Rangers of WWII by James Ladd

(Also Seret has a nice Commando list for 1943 on his site http://tinyhordes.com/the-italian-theatre/)

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Re: Vaagso 1941

Post by Truscott Trotter » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:54 am

Hi Pete
Have you recovered from counting your loot yet? :D
In 1941 lots of rifles - no stens and a few prized Thompsons that were dished out for the battle and then taken back to HQ.
By 1943-44 a few mre stend but each section is divided into two subsectiosn of 5-11 men dependign on period.
In addition the 1944 RM Commando manual shows a further division into 2 assault and 1 bren teams within a subsection for actual combat - so 4/4/3.

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Re: Vaagso 1941

Post by poiter50 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:28 am

Nah, had to wait for some to be shipped, too heavy to pack in case.

Figured the Stens were too new to risk/allocate and relatively unknown.

Actually more interested in the Italy formation of 1943 as I have this thread has only just revealed that to me.

When I had the opportunity to sit in with Rich, Nick, Alan and the Traitor, we ran the later org (sort of) and it would have held on if it hadn't been for a certain tall gentleman's rush of blood.

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Re: Vaagso 1941

Post by Truscott Trotter » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:57 am

I am doing a D-Day Commando list if you are interested?

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Re: Vaagso 1941

Post by poiter50 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:32 pm

Yes please.

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