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Spearhead – WWII East Front

September 13, 2015

Saturday the local HMGS-South group played a game of Spearhead with 3mm miniatures from Pico Armor. The scenario was based on part of the German counterattack around Kiev on December 5, 1943 – specifically the 48th Panzer Corps vs. the 1st Tank Army and the 18th Army.

We played for about four hours, by which time only a portion of one objective was taken by the Germans.

 

Operation COBRA – Speadhead AAR

November 9, 2013
This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a WWII game at the Dogs of War shop using the Spearhead rules and 3mm miniatures from Pico Armor.
The scenario took place on July 29 in Normandy, during Operation COBRA. It involved a failed German counterattack on the eastern side of the U.S. breakthrough, and was historical for the most part. The 2nd Panzer Division and the 275th Infantry Division vs. the U.S. 35th Division and CCB of the 2nd Armored Division.
The 275th Infantry Division was added to the German OB to make it more of a contest. The 275th was in 7th Army reserve when COBRA opened, it did not play a big part in the battle as it was in poor shape at that time. This game assumed it was in better shape and had been moved to the east for rest.
Casualties to the US 1st Battalion cause it to break, and the other US units also take significant losses. With the Germans having suffered few losses, the US advance is stopped.

Operation Perch – Speadhead AAR

October 27, 2013

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a WWII game at the Dogs of War shop using the Spearhead rules and 3mm miniatures from Pico Armor.

The scenario was set during Operation Perch, the British attempt to take Caen, and involved the attack by the British 51st Division out of the Orne River bridgehead on June 12 – 13, 1944. The scenario assumed that the initial British attack was more successful than it was historically, i.e., that the German defensive line had been broken and the British were advancing into more open terrain in their drive on Caen.

Perch Map