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Recently Andy invited Phil, George and myself to play a 'Big' Chain of Command game with him set in Normandy 1944. As per Andy's notes: "The scenario was set on 26th June 1944, day 2 of Operation Martlet (the flank attack in support of Operation Epsom). The 1st Tyneside Scottish, of 49th West Riding Division were attacking La Grande Ferme to the north west of Rauray, supported by tanks from the 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards of 8th Armoured Brigade. They were met by 12th SS Hitler Jugend Panzer division. It's a "semi-historical" scenario, using the 'attack-counterattack' scenario from the 2013 Lardy Christmas Special." George and Phil took the role of the British, Andy and myself the Germans...
Unfortunately at this point we had to call it a night, but the British were awarded bragging rights as they still controlled the farm, had more armoured assets left and the German Force Morale was in such a precarious position.
Obviously my rash attempt to seize the hedgerow at the start of the game resulted in us being on the back foot for most of the game but the opportunity was there and even with my abysmal dice rolling I wasn't expecting to score 5 on 3D6! Also we probably could have done with sorting a plan between Andy and myself in the first place, and maybe using some of the infantry to support the two tanks on the German right.