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A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire: The Battle of Camrose

Our quest for a good set of VBCW rules continued with another game, this time using the excellent ‘Force on Force’ ruleset by Ambush Alley Games (published by Osprey).  We’d already used these for ultra-modern games, but thought they might … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire: The Battle of Pelcomb Cross

With the Bishop of St David’s still struggling to return to Pembrokeshire following his reverse at Three Cocks, Lord Tenby’s Royalist Administration decided to capitalise on the Bishop’s absence.  Baron Kylsant, who had been flown back to Pembrokeshire bfrom Brecon … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War 1938: ‘Beating The Bishop’ – The Battle of Three Cocks

Following a string of small victories north of Haverfordwest (most notably at Crundale and Treffgarne-Owen), the Anglican League forces of the Right Reverend Islwyn Davies, Bishop of St David’s had wrested the initiative from the Crown forces in Pembrokeshire.  Volunteers were now … Continue reading

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Normandy 1944: Operation WINDSOR

Operation WINDSOR: The Battle for Carpiquet Airfield 4th July 1944 Report by Richard De Ferrars Bovington 2009 saw the “Battlefront UK” group put on the demonstration game “Operation Windsor” – the assault by 3rd Canadian Infantry Division on Carpiquet Airfield on … Continue reading

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Operation Market-Garden: The Dreijenseweg and the Third Lift

This is just a short post today, as it’s getting late and my camera played up on the day, leaving me with only a few decent photos of the game! This is another one of our ‘Big Bovvy Bash’ games, … Continue reading

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Normandy 1944: The Grimbosq Bridgehead 6-7 Aug 1944

Historical Overview The village of Grimbosq is a small and rather unremarkable village sandwiched between a large forest and the steep banks of the River Orne.  A rural farming community, its peace had previously only been disturbed by the train … Continue reading

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Fishguard 1797 Scenario No.2: The French Attack 23-25 February

Our second hypothetical scenario again deals with a what-if; What if the French decided to attack Fishguard?  There are several scenario options to consider here: Scenario No.2a: What if Knox decided to stand his ground (23 February)? This scenario option … Continue reading

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Fishguard 1797 Scenario No.1: Ambush at Carnwnda, 23-24 February

This, the first of our hypothetical scenarios, starts with the historical situation of the evening of 23rd February: Lord Cawdor, determined to attack the enemy position at Carnwnda despite the gathering darkness, is rashly advancing in a straggling column, up … Continue reading

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The Battle That Never Was – Fishguard 1797

The ‘Battle’ of Fishguard And the Repulse of the Last Invasion of Great Britain 22-25 February 1797 A Scenario for ‘British Grenadier!’ by Mr Small & Jemima Fawr Tate, safe behind Llanwnda rocks, Was not afraid of Colonel Knox. Knox, … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War 1938: The Battle of Crundale

Following the collapse of central government authority in Pembrokeshire, the county rapidly fragmented and became factionalised.  The King’s faction, backed by Mosely’s Fascists and most of the ‘old money’, held on to the central belt and the lucrative anthracite mining … Continue reading

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