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Bloody Omaha

Started by Mike Whitaker, April 16, 2019, 04:35:46 pm

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Mike Whitaker

April 16, 2019, 04:35:46 pm Last Edit: July 24, 2019, 02:26:32 pm by Mike Whitaker
Table requirements (6' x 2'5'):
  • 3 or 4 for the game
  • 1 for support
Components:
  • 21 x 2'x2' terrain boards
  • US, German forces
  • Barbed wire, beach obstacles, pillboxes
  • QRS, player handouts, activation deck
  • LOTS of micro dice!
Minimum staffing: 5 (German umpire, 3 x US player management, 1 x runner)
Pull-Up banner: yes
Support material: Various books
Rules: IABSM
Design: TFL/Rich Clarke
Scenery: Mike, AndyM
Storage: Mike's

Promo:

A recreation of the US landing on Easy Red sector of Omaha Beach on D-Day, inspired by the opening of "Saving Private Ryan" and the real-life struggles of the US 1st and 29th on D-Day. See if you can make it off the beach.

Note:

Staffing levels are for a show game - as an all day game (e.g. Posh Lard) with folks who know the style of the TFL rules, mostly just needs an umpire to run the Germans.

Appearances:

Operation Market Larden 2014
Festival of the Forties 2014
Salute 2019
Posh Lard 2019
The Other Partizan 2019
Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada
28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

This sig is a GW- and Flames of War-free (except for the figures I own!) zone.

Mike Whitaker

April 16, 2019, 08:42:59 pm #1 Last Edit: July 24, 2019, 02:46:40 pm by Mike Whitaker
Bloody Omaha.pdf

Handout (revised 24/07/2019). IABSM QRS etc are available online.
Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada
28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

This sig is a GW- and Flames of War-free (except for the figures I own!) zone.

Mike Whitaker

Work needed:

None of this is vital - the game can go out as is, but would be better...

- Robert Capa and Brig-Gen Cota figures need painting
- Need more beach obstacles
  - more ramps and hedgehogs
  - several of the mine stakes need re-basing
- Couple of boards need a little grass work to match the rest.
- Marsh area needs re-doing (water effect has large bubbles)
- Paint waves on beach boards
- Sherman DD's need retouching.
- 75mm bunkers need side blast walls on side facing sea.
- Each assault boat section should have 2 bazooka teams - still don't know why Rich left these out of the scenario
Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada
28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

This sig is a GW- and Flames of War-free (except for the figures I own!) zone.

Mike Whitaker

All the above have been done, BUT:

1) if we're being picky, some of the boat sections should be support sections
2) the German defences could do with a tweak - they're not historically accurate in a number of ways, not least that the two bunkers should look more across the beach than out to sea, and have blast walls protecting them from bombardment from offshore. Fortunately, the defences are only on three small bits of craft foam. :D

D-Day 80th anniversary is June 6 2024.
Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada
28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

This sig is a GW- and Flames of War-free (except for the figures I own!) zone.