Truck EVAC

The Truck EVAC Mission is quite unique among DVG’s Warfighter mission cards. The main point is to survive the first encounter on the Objective card and then to reserve enough Action Points to safely drive the truck home to the mission card.

SITREP: Chechnya, North Caucasus, April 2010 – Our team has experienced a break down with its military police truck during a supply run to an outpost in the mountain region. After investing some precious time it was able to restore the truck’s roadworthiness. Meanwhile a local hostile tribe has got word of this mishap and approach hoping to recover vital information and equipment to trade with other terrorists in the region. The spetznaz team simple mission is to make it back to base.

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Making Your Own Game Counters I

When I looked around for WW 1 CoSims I came around several downloadable wargames titles. As I have access to a high quality laser colour printer this is an interesting option to try some games at low budget. My  first try was In The Trenches: Devil Dogs that I obtained from Wargames Vault.

Maps and counter sheets I printed on 100 gramms paper. First I had a go witth cut out counters only, next I glued them on thin cardboard and cut out the counters. below you see my first result.

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Taking out the Bomb Shop

This is a solo game of DVG’s WARFIGHTER. All cards from the Action, Hostiles, Location, and Mission Decks are written in bold letters.

SITREP: Chechnya, North Caucasus, January 2010: After a series of torrorist bombings in and near the city of Nazran, Ingushetia, HQ has identified a Bomb Shop in a small village in the mountain range some 50 kilometers southwest. A team from 45th Guards Spetznaz Brigade has infiltraded for a Short and Sweet mission to destroy the objective. 

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Somme 1918 II

With my first positve experience with Somme 1918: Bloody Spring I wanted to go for the next scenario. This covers Unternehmen Michael from March 21st to April 1st 1918 (Turn 1 to 4) using the full starting forces with the basic game.  With some spare time at hand I set up the game in a quiet corner of the house. Its an awesome sight to see all those German counters cramped on the eastern edge of the playing area. 

Scenario 2 Operation Michael

In the southern sector this scenario is identical to Scenario 1 – v. Hutier Strikes. In the northern sector it adds – from north to south – the 17th and 2nd German Armies, both mainly  opposing the British 3rd Army. The main German effort I choose to direkt at the border of the two British armies. Here Michael Süd in combination with Bruchmüller will force a breaking open of the British front line.

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Somme 1918

With Russia out of the war, Germany’s Oberste Heeresleitung  OHL saw the chance for a last destruction blow on the crumbling Western Allies before the new American divisions  could make a numerical impact. Operation Michael was the code name of this last major German offensive. It was aimed at the joint of the British Expeditionary Forces and the French in order to seperate them from each other. The preliminary objectives were Arras and Amiens to be taken as a requirement to push the BEF into the sea.

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Galicia: The Forgotten Couldron

Entering the twenties of our 21st century the Great War is long ago and nearly forgotten. But our contemporary conflicts are more often then not a consequence of the results of this war. Many issues between nations remain unsolved. In the wake of the downfall of old empires national borders prove to having been drawn arbitrarily and thus get contested, especially in eastern Europe, the western Mediterranian,  and in the middle East.  Therefore to deal with the campaigns of the Great War in reading and wargaming to me means also learning about the basics of todays international relations.

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Observation Post North

Sitrep: Puzeh-E Yshan, Baghlan Province, Afganistan, Mai 2010: A squad from Gebirgsjägerbataillon 231 “Reichenhall” is to move to a compound at the near town and to support the extraction of hostages in an ongoing rescue mission. 

Our player character is Hauptfeldwebel Altman, a member of the Kommando Spezialkräfte and  veteran of several tours of duty in Jugoslavia and Afganistan. On this mission he is attached to  the patrol as a special forces combat corpsman.

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SHOW OF FORCE [AP94]

In March 1943 Army Group South’s operations led to the Third Battle of Kharkov. This scenario takes us to the town of  Graiworon some 40 km northwest of Kharkov during a German attack on 12 March 1943. The forces involved are elements of Soviet 305th Rifle Division and 3rd Tank Corps opposing the advance of armoured elements of the Großdeutschland Division. 

     

Oliver commanded the Germans and I had the task to come up with an defensive operational plan for my small Soviet force.

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