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65th Anniversay of D-Day

Postby Der Kaiser » Wed May 06, 2009 8:58 pm

The Ampthill & District Historical Boardgames Club will be marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day on Saturday 6th June.

Depending upon turnout the Club will use the excellent Memoir '44 boardgame to conduct a campaign of the beach landings or a recreation of the landings on Omaha Beach.
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Postby Fortytwa » Wed May 06, 2009 10:25 pm

would this be an overlord version of the game

it would seem wholly sensible to hold the re enactment in a pub
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Postby Firefly » Thu May 07, 2009 8:19 am

Fortytwa wrote:...it would seem wholly sensible to hold the re enactment in a pub


Yeah, 'cause obviously that's where the armed forces spent D Day :wink: :lol: I don't know where Tom Hanks got all this running up a beach under heavy fire nonsense :D

Your junior membership will be outside said pub with a bottle of coke and a packet of crisps then?
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Postby Der Kaiser » Thu May 07, 2009 7:19 pm

Fortytwa wrote:would this be an overlord version of the game?


Depending upon interest / turn out, yes. :-)

If we held the game in a pub we'd have to call it Beer-Day, or B-Day for short.

No wait a minute, that won't work! :lol:
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Postby Fortytwa » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:43 pm

Really surprised that Der kaiser has not posted a post match report. Cant imagine why

Setting the picture - on the 65th anniversary of the greatest undertaking known to man, the allied forces (under the command of Der Kaiser) stormed ashore and proceeded to announce their presence, by killing a few of my troops.

The brave German defenders (commanded by me) waited a bit, finished their breakfast, did the dishes and some hoovering before proceeding to trounce the allies and force them back to Portsmouth from whence they came, no doubt to lick their wounds and drink warm English ale.

All hail to the victor, blonde, busty maidens, wearing not very much (and what is worn is wet) carry flagons of cold frothing ale, with bratwurst mit pomme frits.

Still in the words of Wellington or perhaps somebody to wellington "it was a close run thing".

And in the words of Robert Mitchum, The last words spoken in The Longest Day "take me up the beach marine" which is where Der Kaiser should have been. :D
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Postby MikeH » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:51 pm

Damn, I forgot you were having a commemorative game this afternoon.
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Battle on the beaches

Postby Der Kaiser » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:23 am

What actually happened was that, after initial success, the allied advance stalled on the beaches. The "funny" tanks were quickly knocked out and the allied command and control quickly broke down amongst the chaos. With internal lines of communication the Germans were better organised and able to pin the allies on the beach with their artillery.

A frustrating game which was within the allied grasp right up to the end. Pah!

Now, who's up for the 70th Anniversay of Operation Fall Weiss in September! :lol:
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Postby sarek7 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:36 am

Der Kaiser wrote:Now, who's up for the 70th Anniversay of Operation Fall Weiss in September!

May have to pop along to that, will there be maidens again?

Board game weather today, got the cluedo and great british train game on stand-by.
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Postby Fortytwa » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:22 am

Tescos first and then Carcassone and Britannia

happy days
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Postby Der Kaiser » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:53 am

sarek7 wrote:Board game weather today, got the cluedo and great british train game on stand-by.


Better bring that next week!!
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