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A delayed after action report - Allied advance to Germany

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This wargame was put on by my secret wargaming friend back in October, but due to technical issues, is only recently available.

The battle was 15mm World War 2 -Rapid Fire (my favourite rules for World War II), and a thoroughly good time was had by all. An American reinforced recon unit was tasked with punching through limited German opposition and seizing some vital geographical points, such as the cross roads above and the road further in the distance. The view from German lines.


My friend had been generous with my resources, which made me feel uncomfortable......... Is it me, or did Stan and Hilda Ogden live in the house third on the left?I decided to surprise my good buddy, and kept a strong reserve off table, and raced up the road with light units in an effort to force his hand and show what units the Germans were to field.

A quick, but powerful advance force race past the cross roads, and not a peep from the German defenders - the nervous feeling began to grow stronger. (what was he …

A Thursday Night Festive Naval wargame

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A secret wargaming friend came over tonight, on a dreary Thursday to play some Clear for Action Age of Sail wargaming. He took the role of a Spanish Admiral, engaging a British squadron, somewhere in the North Atlantic.

He found himself in command of the Mighty Santa Anna - 112 guns, and her consort, the Tigre - 74 guns, and at a slight disadvantage of being downwind of a British squadron astern of him, consisting of the 74 gun, Bangor, and the 50 gun, Serapis, both under the command of yours truly.

My wargaming fellow was practising his naval wargaming skills, prior to an important campaign battle next week.

The evening got off to an embarrassing start as both Admirals managed to allow there respective commands to become fouled with there own consorts - Doh! - although, strangely, only the Spanish embarrassment was caught on camera - how fortunate...... The Santa Anna and Tigre are fouled, very early on in the game - the Spanish Admirals face was as red as his dress coat!The battle moved…