Battalion Advance!

One of the interesting aspects of Spearhead is, for me, the planning aspects required by the rules. This is especially the case when undertaking an attack on enemy positions. Firstly, the terrain must be considered and how this impacts routes of advance and what delays the terrain will introduce. Further, what are the likely enemy positions and in what strength is he expected? What resources are available for the attack and what can be achieved with these forces and in time available?

British_Infantry_Normandy

Then the attack must be committed to paper with due thought to reserves, support elements and artillery fire plans. Only then can the models be placed on the table.

Getting to grips with these factors can be hard, especially for the new player. As a result some years ago I developed a small scenario which provided those new to Spearhead many of these factors wrapped up in a smaller scenario. The result was the scenario Battalion Advance! which is set in Normandy during 1944. With the relaunch of this site I have updated the scenario. The scenario can be downloaded here.

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