Saturday, 15 March 2014

Encounter at Exbury.....

The germans had spotted something new on aerial photos - an installation near Exbury in Hampshire.  Attempts by Smith the spy to get close enough failed due to the presence of too many troops and road blocks. After much deliberation it was decided to send a small expedition to land and get the intelligence needed....

---oXo---

An E-boat came in close to land as it could and a small german commando group in inflatables had made its way part way up the river Beaulieu and landed .....
 A home guard patrol nearby ....
 The germans make their way inland towards the installation ....
 A home guard patrol hearing the firing rush up to help, but get taken out by german SMG fire .....
The home guard try and get at the germans in the next field ....
 The home guard lose a man and get pinned down behind the hedge by german LMG fire ...
The germans come through the gap and some more of the home guard go down ....
Meanwhile the officer can see the installation from the low above and is taking some pictures and making notes....
 British regulars are coming up and some are about to man the pill box .... the german officer sees them and signals the withdrawal
 The germans head back to their boats....

---oXo---

After a tricky paddle down the river the Germans find the E-boat waiting for them ... they head out past the Isle of Wight and back to France just missing some naval patrols ... they have the intelligence they need ... they believe it is a special low-level radar installation (?) ....


5 comments:

  1. Love it! Great looking game and interesting scenario.

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  2. Early war stuff is the best!

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  3. Looks as if you had a most enjoyable game.How did the rules work out for you?

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    1. It was our third game with the 'Hit the Dirt' rules - just about getting used to them - seem to be OK - more games will tell

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  4. Very neat. I love Home Guard scenarios.

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