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WWII Blitzkrieg – Hold the Line (8th – 9th June 2024)

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Belligerents: Germany vs British Expedition Force
Number of Players: 10 (5 per side)
Table size:
Three tables each 24ft x 6ft, giving a total of 24ft x18ft of gaming space
Game scale: 28mm figures and 1:48th scale models played across custom scenery
Umpired: Yes
Rules: Battlegroup, and the Blitzkrieg theatre supplement

Timings:

Saturday:
08:00 doors open for coffee, tea, squash and doughnuts.
08:30 Venue brief – Safety and admin
08:40 Commanders briefs and deployment of forces
09:15 Game starts
Lunch will occur at a suitable time between 12 and 1pm for approx. 30mins
Finish somewhere between 18:00 and 19:00 as dictated by the game

Sunday:
08:30 doors open for coffee, tea, squash and donuts.
08:45 Umpires and Commander’s brief on overnight events
09:00 Game continues
Lunch will occur at a suitable time between 12 and 1pm for approx. 30mins
Finish somewhere around 4pm as dictated by the game, but no later than 5pm to allow people plenty of time to drive home.

Please don’t forget to let us know when booking or in a follow up email which forces you would like to command.

No Ticket will be issued – your booking serves as reservation.

£95.00 inc. VAT

10 Places Available

Detailed event information

WW2:  Hold the Line

A WW2 game set in France, June 1940, the BEF have created a hasty defence tasked with holding back the German blitzkrieg for 48hrs and maintaining the evacuation route to Dunkirk open.

The game is played using the excellent Battlegroup Rules and the Blitzkrieg theatre supplement, using the superb 28mm figures and 1:48th scale models from 1st Corps (1stcorps.co.uk).

The battle is fought over a 24ft by 18ft gaming area, using three rows of tables 24x6ft each with plenty of space for players to move around.  The terrain is all custom built and consists of a varied mix of terrain including a large river with several bridges, town, roads, and key objectives like a factory complex, farmhouse (or the meat grinder as our play testers have named it!) and the railway station.

The game is designed for 10 players, 5 per side, where one player from each side becomes overall force commander who also controls a command and has the added responsibility of deploying the reserves and allocating any off-board resources.

The game is fully umpired throughout the entire weekend, and we provide everything from the tables, figures, vehicles rules, dice, tapes, army lists, QRS, unit cards as well as the essentials of morning donuts and free tea, coffee, and squash throughout the weekend.

Game timings are as follows:

Saturday:
08:00 doors open for coffee, tea, squash and doughnuts.
08:30 Venue brief – Safety and admin
08:40 Commanders brief and deployment of forces
09:15 Game starts
Lunch will occur at a suitable time between 12 and 1pm for approx. 30mins
Finish somewhere between 18:00 and 19:00 as dictated by the game

Sunday:
08:30 doors open for coffee, tea, squash and doughnuts.
08:45 Umpires & Commander’s brief on overnight events
09:00 Game continues
Lunch will occur at a suitable time between 12 and 1pm for approx. 30mins
Finish somewhere around 4pm as dictated by the game, but no later than 5pm

To maximise gaming time, each command, (including any reserves) will be all boxed and made ready for each player. Some elements of your command may already be deployed for you on table with the remainder being deployed by you, their commander as normal.  At the end of the weekend, you simply stop playing, listen to the ramblings of the umpire on which side achieved their objectives and then leave, we do all the packing away of figures and terrain.

Having some knowledge of the Battlegroup rules is advisable but we have had complete novices play without issue. We have introduced some minor changes to the rules to cater for using 28mm scale figures, and size of the Battlefield and the forces arrayed.

When booking please let us know if you prefer BEF or German, forces will be allocated on a first come first served basis, if we are unable to satisfy your request, we will let you know.

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