Sunday, 24 January 2010

Hill 112

I've just been reading about the battle for Hill 112 of July - August 1944 in The Fighting Wessex Wyverns. If you read the first hand accounts of the fighting by the 43rd Wessex Division it makes you wonder how they actually managed to capture the hill at all, given the intensity of the German artillery, tank and small arms fire together with the fanaticism of the SS defenders.

I've also found out that the Falkirk Wargames Club did a game based on Hill 112 for the York show in 2007. There are some pictures on their site:

It looks like a 1.300th scale effort and has some very nice terrain, figures and models. I'm not sure I'd want to play this on the British side! If I do eventually decide to set up a 10mm battlegroup for the DCLI, I think I'll move the action along a bit to later in 1944 to Operation Market Garden, the Rhine Crossing and the Reichswald.

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