Pushing Forward – Normandy 1944

Often World War II histories consider brigade and divsional level attacks but all too often miniatures rule sets focus on company sized actions. Not so with Spearhead which aims to capture brigade and divisional actions and allows them to be played on the wargames table in an afternoon or evening. But these actions should be placed in context.

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This scenario attempts to replicate some of the situations confronting a British infantry commander in Normandy where battles of manoeuvre and flanking actions were not always possible. You may well have the armour but it will be typically be there to provide support for the infantry. The actions, though critical, were not rewarded with the same glamour that accompanied the armoured break-through battles. Rewards were the capture of another village, usually one that no one had heard of before, or perhaps the securing of a prominent local hill in the area. They were, all too often, associated with a casualty list too long in itself. However, sometimes there was no other option than to “push forward” and take ground. Of course capturing objectives is only part of the battle. Just as important are the maxims of economy of force.

Sound interesting, if so consider trying “Pushing Forward” set in Normandy in 1944. The scenario can be found in the scenario section of this site.

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