Saturday, 3 March 2018

Getting ready for action at Caen.

Fake news from Caen ‘44


A number of sources are reporting frantic activity by Commonwealth troops in a local village as anticipation of an immediate German counter-attack runs high.


The commander at scene is fresh back from a ‘Shoot and Scoot’ course at the local academy for ‘New Ideas and Optional Rules’ and is eager to see some of these new skills put to the test, having been promised that a troop of M10’s will be with her within the hour.





Our reporter, the ever watchful Monty Bartholomew Slackjaw Smythe has managed to get a photograph of the give-away activity, with his pride and joy, the latest Kodak loaded with the new fangled colour film - if only they could ever invent a camera that showed the pictures on the back of it and had a way to send pictures magically instead of by carrier pigeon laden with a 35mm film cartridge strapped between it’s knees.


Speaking to Marty Trenchfoot, the author of ‘German Field Tactics and What To expect Next’, it is  almost certain that a pre counter-attack artillery barrage will be inbound shortly and that Slackjaw and his pigeons will certainly be busy keeping our readers appraised with a full account of the action.


EDIT - The Counter-Attack at Buron has happend and there is a full write up at the blog at this link

http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/attack-on-buron-1944.html

11 comments:

  1. Looking forward to reading an account of the forthcoming action. I like the look of the village as well.

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  2. Thanks Steve, the naked eye is kinder than digital photography, the building on the right is from Pendraken (produced by the Spanish company Epsilon) and is one of my favourite pieces .... when not illuminated by flash!

    The other buildings are from Steve at Battlescale - who is a dab hand at getting a rustic charm into his models.

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  3. Hi Norm,

    Looks good, I'm hoping this is Tigers at Caen!

    Cheers

    Jay

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  4. Thanks Jay, it is indeed:-)

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  5. Excellent, looking forward to this! :)

    Jay

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  6. I don’t know what you’re about but I found the post amusing anyways. 😀

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  7. Hi Stew, every now and then, when the mood takes me and when working on something bigger, I do a brief Fake News post, for a bit of tongue in cheek amusement and just so that the blog does not take itself too seriously. (check out other Fake News posts).

    In this case, I am about to release my western front expansion to my Tigers at Minsk hex based tactical WWII rules and it will have things in it such as the featured M10 Achilles 17 pdr and some new rules such as Shoot and Scoot, as well as a scenario covering a German counter-attack against a Canadian held village. All will likely be revealed over the next couple of posts.

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  8. Nice town and M10, looking forward to your take on the Normandy campaign.
    Best Iain

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  9. Thanks Iain, I am in Costa Coffee ( :-) ) as I write this, putting the final touches to an AAR that will introduce the module over a couple of posts. It is all nearly there!

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  10. And as if by magic ..... Counter-Attack at Buron is now up on the blog and the next post in 10 days or so will be the expansion itself. Thanks all.

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