Operation Goodwood was a British offensive to the northeast of the French city of Caen in Normandy after the D-Day Landings (18-20 July 1944). Its aim was to make a limited advance against German defensive positions, making their continued resistance in Caen untenable, while also pinning down German armoured reserves in order to allow the American forces in northwest France to launch Operation Cobra.
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Here are some pictures of the Battle of Dresden game I put on on Friday 17 November 2017, using my collection of 6mm Heroics and Ros figures.
We used my home-made Coup de Grace (version 2.0) rules for large-scale battles. Up to 200 units were on table, and we managed to reach a decisive outcome, as the French (played by Richard, Noel, Pat, and Tim) withstood the Allied army, consisting of Austrian, Russian, and Prussian contingents led respectively by Jonathan, Mal, and Brian. Both sides received reinforcements during the game.
Ever heard of Bautzen? Most Napoleonic buffs have, but might be hard pressed to imagine the course of the engagement itself. I looked into the battle, cross referencing maps from the internet with orders of battle available online and in books I have at home, in order to present a one-off refight at the club.
We used Rob’s impressive wargames shed over three days (Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March 2017) to refight one of the decisive and more intricate battles of the Peninsular War, using several thousand well-painted 15mm figures mainly from Phil’s extensive collection. Noel also provided some Portuguese figures. Not wanting what promised to be quite a spectacle to be forgotten, I volunteered to be scribe and war reporter.