The Day After D-Day: part 1
On 7 May 2016 the Abbeywood Irregulars gathered for our monthly Big Battle – Mission Command: Normandy, The Day After D-Day. For those not in the know, Mission Command: Normandy is a set of World War Two wargaming rules for use with miniatures. What we try to do is:
- Capture the essence of tactical and operational combat command from roughly company level to army corps level without real warfare’s bloodshed, fear, death and destruction.
- Model the differences in how different armies fight.
- Reflect WW2 practice of tactical and operational command, control and communications.
This scenario pits the advancing Canadian 7th Brigade, 3rd Division, with supports against a hasty attack by elements of Panzer Lehr. It’s a pseudo-historical scenario, presuming that Panzer Lehr was further forward than it was in reality. It is designed to challenge both sides with roughly equal forces (though the Canadians have more artillery and the Germans more…
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