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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hit the Beach!


Joe Mezz decided it was time to put his boys through the meat grinder and try to storm Fortress Europe! Since this mission isn't exactly the type of thing that stays exciting on a turn by turn basis (each turn is basically- attempt to unpin, land more troops, try to get up the beach), instead I'm just going to do a big picture dump and you can let your imaginations fill in the gaps!

Joe was running vet US Rifles, and I ran the 726 Confident Trained grenadiers.






















































































10 comments:

Neal Smith said...

Pretty cool! I actually like the beach assault games. :)

That one pic looking back at the beach and the landing craft with all of the pizzas, looks like it might have been from Co A 29th Div!

Phil Gardocki said...

The Germans looked well prepared, as expected, but Hummels? I would only expect them with panzer units.

indierockclimber said...

Those aren't Hummels, they're Marder III Ms.

Phil Gardocki said...

Out of curiosity, does anyone know how many, if any, landing craft were actually taken out of action by hostile action? No foundering because of high seas, but actually hit and disabled.

Enageotte said...

I had looked up lost/damaged Landing Craft of various designations on the beaches at Normandy and saw a list of some 92 craft that appear to have been damaged/lost before stormy weather blew in but I do not think it differentiated between lost to enemy action and those such as the LCT(A)'s that may have capsized due to payload issues combined with heavy seas.

BrianW said...

What did you use as the base for your bocage?

SinSynn said...

I love the lil' cardboard boats!
Looks like a lotta fun.

indierockclimber said...

Bocage bases are balsa wood coated in white glue and kitty litter!

jmezz382 said...

It was a tough fight. We almost made it off the beach ... Awesome fight my friend

minutiaeofwar said...

Without the comments I, for some reason, had dramatic orchestral music going through my head as I viewed this epic struggle. The battlefield looks fantastic, looks like you may have run low on casualty markers on the beach. The reinforcements streaming up the roads looked great. Awesome all round.

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