This year's post Christmas games day (like a normal meet of Sheffield Wargames Society but starting at 1pm instead of 7pm) saw around 20 gamers gathering, with five games underway at any given time. Martin Rapier and I had arranged three games and we were joined in the evening by John Armatys.
We began with a game using my adaptation of Richard Brooks' Op14 rules, but set during the German offensive of 1918. Martin had planned the game which used his 20mm toys, with 2 bases representing a brigade.
The initial set up. This and all other photos taken from behind the German lines. All orientation from the German point of view. The two British corps are colour coded blue (left) and red. The three German green, yellow and white (from left to right).
The German first day objective was to reach the Somme/Canal Du Nord - represented on the table by the main left to right waterway.
Overall, the Germans did slightly less well than their historical counterparts but many Iron Crosses were awarded - along with more than a few plastic ones! Op14 certainly appeared to function smoothly in this later period of the war.
20mm toys by Emhar and Revell, heavy guns by Irregular.