One of the best ways of ‘putting across’ just how much fun playing a wargame can be is to have a participation ‘Demo Game’. Here people can have a go at the game and see just how easy it is and just how much fun you can have pitting your wits against the opponent (not to mention ‘Lady Luck’ who may well be on holiday just when you need her).
At the Alumwell wargames show being held on March 8th in the West Midlands, I am going to be running a very small game (on just a 2ft by 4ft table) with the Allies facing a difficult challenge, that of knocking out a German bunker just after D Day in 1944.
It is not going to be a reinactment, but there were similar small battles being fought all over Normandy as the Germans desparetly tried to stop the Allies breakout from the beaches.
The forces involved will be small, but will include Churchill Flame Throwing and ‘Petard’ tanks as well as the dreaded German 88 and Tiger tank.
The shot above was from a BattleGroup game played in October 2014. I was playing the Russians and won (but when I played the Germans, I got beat !)
It’s not to be missed, watch out for the map and briefing next week.