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Flames of War Free For All Mission

July 2011

A660 vs G660pts

Americans (Justin) v Germany (Chris)


    "Bocage Bagarre’'




About this battle

With Justin's yellow gloved paratroopers eager to get out off the worktable and onto the game table, Chris' newly re-based Grenadiers keen to show off their newly revealed boots, 5 hours of prebooked, certified and ratified free time, a table with a blown up building, some hedgerows, a mesh of bocage and fridge of cold ale, all the ingredients were in place for just the right sort of evening.

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Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

The birds begin their morning chorus in a small corner of rural Normandy

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

A gentle breeze wakes the trees.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Is that smoke? Something on fire?

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Hmmm. Evidence of recent activity...

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

...a burning Stug....an abandoned Kubelwagen...looks like we missed a hell of party...

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

...and someone's parents are going to be really p*****d off!

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Wait...the sound of leather on willow...as jackboots trample twigs...here are some German Grenadiers turning up to claim the day.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Unless these tough, fresh U.S. Paratroopers have anything to do with it!

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Looks like the Yanks are eyeing up that nice two storey.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Grenadiers move through the wood and the tension in the ranks builds

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Mortars take to the field and setup.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

What's that rustling sound? Chris getting out his snacks already? Or more German grenadiers? Turns out it's both.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Stormtrooper moves gives Jerry that little bit of extra reach.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers
Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers
Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

These guys always seem to find the mud, even in a Summer crop.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers
Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

I was wondering where these guys got to. The paratroopers rush forward and prepare to cross bocage

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Apparently they had only just decorated as well...

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

The objective awaits...

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers
Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

General advance towards danger

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers
Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

What the?? Is it a bush? Is it a very large poisonous mushroom?? No! It's a sniper and radio guy!

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

HMG's (bottom) roll 24 dice to hit. Several do. No more sniper and radio guy.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

The mortar in the background looks great. But he never ranges in. Not great.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers
Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

This section decide to go on a jolly. Look at those blokes cheering them on. They love it! "Go on Sir!"

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

"Who can throw a pineapple the furthest?"

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

"Look at those guys over there playing baseball with grenades!"

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Smokers hanging around the back of the building...

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

The krauts are are all over the objective without delay..

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers
Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

HMG's setup to cover the road, Grenadiers surround the objective.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Some Americans make it over the road. Some don't.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Sadly for this guy there are no tanks today. He knows he looks cool though.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

The other lot of grenadiers advance towards the marsh with the mortar spotter tagging along.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

The objective is covered as best as possible! American airborne assault imminent! Empty your bladders!

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers
Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

The mortar fails to range in again and pin the Germans...and with it being turn five, the Yanks have no choice but to assault or lose the game!

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Fix bayonets!

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Aaaargh! Eeeergh!

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers
Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Slaughter. The remaining team is still up for it though and passes motivation.

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

The Germans take aim....

Flames of War After Action Report, German Grenadiers take on American Paratroopers

Americans concede. Gerrmans rejoice. Good game.Model Dads wish each other well played and analyse the game over the dregs of their pints.


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