Category Archives: Battlefront: WW2

My 2019/2020 Demo Game: The Cassinga Raid, Angola 1978 (Part 2 – the Playtest)

As discussed last time, I’ve spent the last few months building the terrain and forces for a demo-game of the Cassinga Raid, with the intention of going around a few of the UK wargame shows, starting with Warfare in Reading, … Continue reading

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My 2019/2020 Demo Game: The Cassinga Raid, Angola 1978 (Part 1)

As mentioned in recent posts, I’ve spent the last few months building terrain-boards, painting troops and sticking together aeroplanes for my forthcoming demo game at Warfare 2019, which will be held on the weekend of 16th/17th November, at the Rivermead … Continue reading

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The Great Angolan Gecko-Hunt (Operation FOX, December 1983)

This week I actually managed to get down to club (the Carmarthen Old Guard) and get a game! ūüôā As previously mentioned, I’m going to be running a demo game of the Cassinga Raid (Angola 1978) at Warfare 2019, in … Continue reading

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‘Going Dutch’: Building a Cold War Dutch Battlegroup (Part 3)

Following on from my previous updates in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I’ve recently added a few more bits and pieces to my 15mm 1980s Cold War Netherlands battlegroup for the (under-development) Battlefront: First Echelon variant of … Continue reading

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Black Cat v White Tiger: The 1st Battle of Bishenpur (Imphal 1944)

This game was our ‘Battlefront Big Bovvy Bash’ game at The Tank Museum, Bovington in 2011.¬† Most of our Bovvy games have been set firmly in the NW European Campaign, but we have gone ‘off-piste’ a couple of times – … Continue reading

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LANDJUT 1984: The Defence of Gnissau

The Warsaw Pact‚Äôs Northern Front crossed the Inter-German Border two days ago, rapidly breaking through the forward units of the German Schleswig-Holstein Territorial Command, annihilating the 81st Heimatsch√ľtz Regiment¬†and surrounding the 71st Heimatsch√ľtz Regiment in L√ľbeck.¬† The Danish Jutland Dragoons … Continue reading

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Refighting Operation ALAN: The Welsh Victory, 22-29 October 1944

From 22-28 October 1944, the 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division, with supporting elements from 7th Armoured Division, 79th Armoured Division and 33rd Armoured Brigade, won a remarkable (and now largely forgotten) victory at the Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The city (whose … Continue reading

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“Great SKOT!” Some Warsaw Pact APCs in 15mm…

Those of us who like to wargame the ‘Cold War Gone Hot’ in 15mm (1/100th scale) are truly living in a Golden Age of model-availability…¬† It’s not so long ago that the choice was limited to¬†QRF,¬†Skytrex¬†and Peter Pig, or the … Continue reading

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“Fortes Fortuna Juvat”: The Jutland Dragoons at Wulfsfelde, 1984

Fortes Fortuna Juvat ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ (Motto of the Jutland Dragoon Regiment) The Warsaw Pact’s Northern Front crossed the Inter-German Border yesterday, rapidly breaking through the forward units of the German Schleswig-Holstein Territorial Command and surrounding the 71st Heimatsch√ľtz … Continue reading

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Operation Colosseum: Angola 1986

First apologies:¬†As you know, it’s been a very slow couple of weeks on the blog.¬† This is primarily due to the arrival of a new Hairy Land Shark Under Training here at Fawr Towers, accompanied by constant demands for attention … Continue reading

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