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My buddy Tom and I played one of the WWPD Firestorm Bastogne campaign games yesterday, with me playing as the 101st Airborne, against a tide of German infantry. With the scenario special rules only allowing infantry and man-packed gun teams, this was always going to be a meatgrinder!

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, while I am sure I’m in the minority, I do not like WWPD. They place far too much focus on aspects of the hobby that I dislike. But, that being said, I did enjoy this game, and appreciate them running a campaign.

Easy Company digs in around the objectives in the town.

Easy Company digs in around the objectives in the town.

The Germans advance, armed with a mix of Rifle/MG and Assault Rifle teams

The Germans advance, armed with a mix of Rifle/MG and Assault Rifle teams

As both teams blast away at each other from the cover of their positions for several turns, the road separating them became a killing ground

As both teams blast away at each other from the cover of their positions for several turns, the road separating them became a killing ground

Casualties start to mount on the Airborne reserve units.

Casualties start to mount on the Airborne reserve units.

Despite receiving an avalanche of fire, the Germans risk everything in an all-out assault.

Despite receiving an avalanche of fire, the Germans risk everything in an all-out assault.

After at least three full turns of all-out firing, the game came down to the Germans braving death or glory in an assault on a pinned down LMG unit. The risky moved paid off, with the unit of Grenadiers effectively chewing their way up the thin green-grey line of paratroopers, and seizing the objective.

I look forward to playing the next campaign turn soon!

 

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