as always it was a challenge but it was also a blast
Want to thank Gary Martin - patience of a saint, knowledge of a sage... well done to you!!
On reflection, I was extremely pleased with the ease with which FoW transferred to such a big multi player setting. Gary and I overlooked a small but extremely significant aspect of the rules which I think would have satisified the 'baying hordes' lobbying for OPPORTUNITY FIRE and consequently thinking the less of FoW for its lack of recognition of this point.
FoW does not allows attacking teams to come closer than 2 inches to an enemy team unless it is going to assault it. If two bunkers, teams, strongpoints etc were seperated by a gap of 4inches or less then NO hostile team could pass through that gap without contradicting the above rule. This alone would have negated the 'tip toe through the tulips' approach adopted by the British on Sword. Thus... no need for opportunity fire. Defensive fire in the assault phase takes care of the passivity issue with teams under attack.
Comments as always, welcome on that point.
With regard to D+14 (DISPOSABLE HEROES/COFFIN FOR SEVEN BROTHERS) Game. I made an error of judgment in setting up the scenario. I belieived that the individual focus of this rule system would make the flow fast and easy. What I probably failed to realise was that in its original form it is designed for roughly 30 figures per side on a 4 x 4 foot table. We absolutely stretched this beyond the max by using up to 40 vehicles and 150 men per side. The distance of the Churchill's from the action was the most marked symptom of the problem for me. Sorry Paul
Overall however the response from our gang seemed to be very positive(even if you were just being nice to me
). The LoGW is a learning experience as well as a waregaming one and as always, the most enjoyable aspect for me was the company
Thanks for another great weekend chaps.
For Posterity(there was some debate during the weekend about this). Here
is the chronological history of the LoGW games. Dates are more of a problem for me.
1. Magnusiew Counterattack(19th Panzer Division) Poland 1944
2. Dresden 1813
3. Hohenbrunn 1813
4. Flussgarten 1813
5. Back of Beyond
6. Back of Beyond
7. Bastille Day 1815
8. Waterloo 1815
9. Pirates 18th century
10. D-DAY June 1944
11. Ligny 1815
12. Wild West
13. Peninsular War 1809?
14. Samurai Age of Battles
16. Crimean War 1854-55
Did I miss anything