MURPHY, GO HELP THE BRITISH [DB063]

One of the more interesting campaigns to me are those towards the Allied war effort in Southern Europe. The Tunesian campaign, the invasion of Sicily, the Italian war front, they all cover the development of the green American outfit into the efficient fighting machine at war’s end. They have all too offer to the wargamer that the Northwestern Europe Theatre does . That is, if you can do without bocage.

     

The scenario DB063 from Dispaches from the Bunker #26 pits the early G.I.s of 45th Infantry Division against the veteran German Luftwaffe Panzer-Division Hermann Göring. The situation brings us to the early days of Operation Husky in Sicily July 1943. Again this is an engagement Jeff and I play via VASL. The write up will be from the American perspective and somewhat partial as that.

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THE GRIST MILL [208] VASL PBEM

From my solo experience and from the ROAR statistics I take this scenario as difficult for the North Koreans to win. The US fire power just seems so overwhelming. Jeff, my opponent in this game, has his own worries. The Americans are in dire straits off course as the all round LOS due to the light woods might prevent legal passes for routing. Lucky dice are probably wellcome all over.

 

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DEVIL’S HILL [T10]

Again here I present you a game from the ongoing themed MARKET – GARDEN campaign that Uffe and I have been playing for a while. The unit I am playing tonight is A Company 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment / 82nd Airborne. DEVILL’S HILL is set near Nijmegen, Holland, 19 September 1944 on the third day of the Allied operation. The ROAR – the automated record of played ASL games – shows 30 German to 18 American wins. So I reccon this will be a tough one for the paratroopers.

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EASY’S BRIDGE [SP104]

One of the scenarios we play in an ongoing themed MARKET – GARDEN campaign is about a feat that was accomplished by E Company 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The taking of the bridge over the Maas river near Grave in September 17 on the first day of the airlanding. As I write this down we have played 4 full turns of the 8½ turns total and the outcome is still uncertain…

   

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SILENCE THAT GUN [14]

One more D-Day in Normandy ASL game featuring the 101st US Airborne Division. This scenario I have chosen for my first PBEM experience via VASL. My opposite, a very nice guy from Spain, opted for the Americans so I get to defend the village of FOUCARVILLE in Normandy on June 6 1944. My unit holds the promising designation Grenadierbatallion 919, but in reality the squads all are second rate and even conscript. The only real German asset is the 75mm anti-tank gun and a fortified building.

        

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