Saturday 4 May 2019

Conwy Wargames Club May 20mm Market Garden game

Using the forces I had taken to the Battle Group Market Garden campaign weekend I hosted a game at the club.

Gaz took command of  the British Paras and Chris the Germans.

British Paras defending the village

Germans appear on the roads and the woods

Crowded garden

The paras are the building

Good line of sight

Paras ready to ambush the Germans

The Stug boldly   commands the road

The paras are too far away 

First blood to both sides


Puma firing away to pin enough paras to advance

Hiding from the Stug

75mm firing over open sights

Paras finally reach the cross road to secure it

Glory charge

More Germans arrive. The Puma is lost, but the Para glory charge failed

Unhappy Germans

The Stug gets it! but the weight of Germans is unstoppable. No clear winner with the battle ratings but tactically the British paras wouldn't be able to stop all this.
Tough games for the Brits, although started off hopeful. Having to use the 75mm over open sights robbed them of their ability to slow the main German advance.