Thursday, 4 June 2020

Towards a Homeguard skirmish game...

Having finished off the German paratroopers today with a sealing coat of pva I tinkered with some ideas of representing a parachute drop. I took inspiration from Wargames Research Group Platoon Action rules of many moons ago-
I used their paper dropping idea then improvised some other rules- ( apologies for typo in photo,it should have read game not cane)



And that’s where we are so far.Next I want to look at dicing for the arrival of a Homeguard patrol on the table and rules for them spotting the enemy. As ever your ideas are most welcome. 



8 comments:

  1. Looks like fun! (Though perhaps not for the Paratroopers)

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    1. Just tinkering presently but enjoying the process.

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  2. An excellent method of simulating the chaotic first few moments on the ground.

    Donald Featherstone in Wargaming Airborne Operations used to do this technique from a box or a hollowed out Airfix Dakota or Junkers model for visual effect.

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    1. That would have been interesting to see...
      Still wondering about dropping canisters.

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  3. A classic method of deployment. I look forward to the rest of the battle

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    1. A wee while away but I think I am moving forward.

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  4. We played a WWII game on Donald Featherstone's 90th birthday in which we used the classic paper square paradrop. And, of course, wore shirts and ties as a tribute to those 60s wargamer pictures from the books :)

    (And getting me into a tie takes something *truly* important :-D )

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