Unexpectedly I managed to escape on Saturday and joined several southern members of the Society of Gentlemen Gamers for a game at the legionary show in Exeter.
It was one of the Rapid Fire scenarios, Lightfoot Southern flank, which pitched the 7th Armoured against positions held by Folgore and Ramke paratroops, backed up by Axis armour. I took on one flank of the British assault and we won best in show so it was doubly a pleasure to play
Preparing for the off, the Axis positions stretch before us. The first fifteen moves would be in darkness so there would be limited visibility
The Italian position to my immediate front
One on the other flank
The British encounter the minefields. Don's invulnerable scorpion attacks single-handed in the centre
The view from Don's flank
While the engineers clear the mines the infantry advance on the first positions
Axis second line awaiting the onslaught (must plead guilty to using Grants as assault guns)
Don's scorpion continues its rampage
A Boston attempting to take out the Italian 149mm.
Positions at the end of the day with the Axis positions crumbling under the weight of British Artillery
The axis realised the enevitable and conceded victory.
One of the other games Vimero 1808