Sunday, January 31, 2010

Carronade Game Agreed

Following a meeting at the Maltby club this morning (it’s amazing how much SOTCW business you get through whilst refighting Jutland) we now have a plan for a SOTCW game at the Falkirk show in May.

The Krefeld Salient will mark the 25th anniversary of the fictional events in General Sir John Hackett’s The Third World War and The Third World War: The Untold Story.  

We’ll be playing in 6mm (1/300th) scale and using Cold War Commander rules.

The scenario sees elements of II British Corps attacking (yes NATO on the offensive) a rearguard of 20th Guards Army in an attempt to prevent the Soviet main force slipping away from the encircling III US Corps (shades of Normandy and Cobra there perhaps).

I (Richard Crawley) am looking after recruiting the main forces of each side and Stuart Adams has volunteered to the co-ordinate the construction of the terrain.  The letter should be interesting because the attack follows a major B-52 strike that shattered 20GA’s fighting capacity for several days.  The countryside will be really ploughed up!

Anyone else who wants to get involved can do so by contributing reinforcing elements.  I’ll post some example units here shortly.  You can also get involved by playing, playtesting, or by suggesting ideas for reinforcing units or random events.

We hope to get as many people as possible involved in determining the course of the battle on the day.  If you’re coming to Carronade you could play all day or for a short period by taking on one of our pre-generated reinforcement units or you could just purchase a few chance cards and decide how they are used.  All proceeds will go charity as usual.

Look out here for more details shortly!

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