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This weekend, my buddy Wes and I played out a Flames of War game for our game club Market Garden campaign. With Wes’s Canadians winning the initiative, we fought a battle for the contested city of Eindhoven.

 

Initial terrain set-up on an 8x4 foot table.

Initial terrain set-up on an 8×4 foot table.

German HMG teams dig in, covering a wide field of fire to defend an objective.

German HMG teams dig in, covering a wide field of fire to defend an objective.

On the opposite flank, the only unit of German armor struggles to make any headway in the face of dug-in heavy AT guns.

On the opposite flank, the only unit of German armor struggles to make any headway in the face of dug-in heavy AT guns.

Despite the odds being in their favor, a platoon of Shermans is bailed out, and subsequently destroyed in an assault again the German HMG's.

Despite the odds being in their favor, a platoon of Shermans is bailed out, and subsequently destroyed in an assault again the German HMG’s.

The Canadians won through, splitting a wedge between both sides of the German forces, taking the middle objective unopposed.

The Canadians won through, splitting a wedge between both sides of the German forces, taking the middle objective unopposed.

 

Full credit to the Allied general, but with the width of the table being so large, coupled with my reserves coming on from random table edges, meant the distance my infantry had to run across was too great to stop the armored advance calmly cruising down the center of the table. Next time I’ll be taking more tanks!

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I just posted my first wargaming hobby video – a quick tour of my new game room! I recently moved house, and in between work and unpacking endless boxes, I’ve been gradually putting together my own space to game, paint, or just read the latest rulebook!

 

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