Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby sediment » 11 Aug 2017

The Battlegroup players at Deeside Defenders (Fire at Will's local club) regularly play Battlegroup games on 6 or 8 tables. We play in 15mm and 20mm scales and have club terrain for both, as well as lots of terrain belonging to individual members. Much depends on what terrain you're trying to model as regards how much is appropriate and what we have, but there are lots of options for desert, steppe and temperate western European terrain. Given enough notice, there are several players who would make set pieces of terrain to suit a particular scenario and the club are prepared to buy larger terrain pieces if they can be of use to members.

Last weekend we played a big game based on the D-day push for Caen by 3rd British Division with around 2500 points of British infantry and Shermans against 1900 points of 21st Panzer infantry and PzIVs.

As Will says, plenty of space, tables, scenery, etc. If anyone is interested in some big games, let us know.

Cheers, Andy
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby MadAboutArmour » 24 Aug 2017

Hi.

Sounds GREAT !!!

It would be good to set up a game day there, perhaps in the same way as Warwick and Andy T has in the past.

How we would go about setting it up?

Thanks for the post

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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby sediment » 24 Aug 2017

I'll speak to Will tonight, if he's at the club, and see what we come up with.

Cheers, Andy
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby sediment » 25 Aug 2017

OK, lots of interest in the club for this. Logistically, the first weekend of every month is booked for club games, so we could quite easily have 15+ tables to play on. Ideas for games included a Sicily game based on Primasole Bridge (Will already has loads of terrain for such a table; using stats out of Tobruk/Kursk/Overlord), something deserty from BG Tobruk, Market Garden (using BG Overlord and maybe airlanding rules from Tobruk) or even something based on Wacht am Rhine. We'd need to decide interest in a day's gaming or a full weekend, agree a suitable date and get an indication of player numbers. There's ample parking, we're close to Chester for accommodation and we've layed on refreshments if people want that during longer games.

Over to you guys for ideas/dates/topic, etc.

Cheers, Andy
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Piers » 25 Aug 2017

Some of the lists from the next desert book may be useful to do Sicily...

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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby sediment » 27 Aug 2017

Thanks Piers. The Market-Garden book is on my list. Desert book sounds interesting too. Looking forward to Northag as well as I have loads of 20mm kit ready and waiting.

Cheers, Andy
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Brodir » 01 Sep 2017

Sediment,

I have pm you to see if we can work something out about the venue. cheers
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby sediment » 01 Sep 2017

Cheers mate, just looked and nothing showing message-wise as yet.
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby sediment » 01 Sep 2017

Got it now and pm'd back.

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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby sjb1001 » 10 Sep 2017

Will pop along as well - have a suggestion for a full on Prokhorovka weekend game in 1/144 which I have everything for (240 T-34s etc.!!) :yahoo:

Can do multiple tables or section the action into sub parts to speed up.
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