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by sediment
01 Mar 2018, 14:44
Forum: World War 2
Topic: New film: Hurricane
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

Re: New film: Hurricane

Quick timeline in 1939; 1st September Poland invaded, UK declares war on Nazi Germany 4th September Advance BEF parties arrive in France 9th September 1st BEF detachments leave UK 17th September Russia invades eastern Poland 6th October Poland surrenders 19th October BEF near complete initial deploy...
by sediment
01 Mar 2018, 12:47
Forum: World War 2
Topic: New film: Hurricane
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

Re: New film: Hurricane

Polish strategy for their defence was based entirely on the presumption that their alliance with France (a traditional ally) and to a lesser extent Britain would result in a prompt attack against Germany's western borders should Germany strike east. Indeed, the treaties it signed obliged Britain an...
by sediment
28 Feb 2018, 19:47
Forum: World War 2
Topic: New film: Hurricane
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

Re: New film: Hurricane

While I agree with your first sentence, I can't really see that declaring war on Germany was a way of "hanging the Poles out to dry". Thinking pragmatically, there was very little practical help Britain and France could offer considering the separation of geography, other than bring pressure on Germ...
by sediment
28 Feb 2018, 11:30
Forum: World War 2
Topic: New film: Hurricane
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

Re: New film: Hurricane

From the viewpoint of over 70 years distance, perhaps he could be viewed as correct. But from the rubble of a devastated Europe, should we have stood up for Poland and insisted Stalin withdraw? Britain was on its knees, facing starvation and bankruptcy, and I suspect our military was so far behind t...
by sediment
27 Feb 2018, 14:05
Forum: Late 20th Century
Topic: Any other Modern gamers ?
Replies: 64
Views: 11490

Re: Any other Modern gamers ?

I agree with the playability issue, which is a big reason I never progressed further with FFoT in whatever iteration it is in now. For the sort of COIN operations that make up most of the Cold War era, I've found that Force on Force offers the best game environment, although it helps to have an expe...
by sediment
25 Feb 2018, 11:29
Forum: Late 20th Century
Topic: Unofficial Battlegroup modern AAR
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Unofficial Battlegroup modern AAR

We tried out a meeting engagement using Richard C's unofficial battlegroup modern rules last week at the club. Lots of fun and some real shifts in fortune during the game. Opening moves https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lvI9fugTHeg/WpJ9O32f06I/AAAAAAAAGow/Fd_aU27CAAQZ-jeQfDPvKMxhzM7Zo0A_gCLcBGAs/s1600/2018...
by sediment
24 Feb 2018, 10:00
Forum: Late 20th Century
Topic: Any other Modern gamers ?
Replies: 64
Views: 11490

Re: Any other Modern gamers ?

You might want to check out the Unofficial Battlegroup Modern rules available from Richard C's blog, linked below. http://coldwarhot.blogspot.co.uk/ We've played them a couple of times and they play really well, focussing on tactics and game play, rather than data sheets, although there are still so...
by sediment
17 Feb 2018, 09:17
Forum: Late 20th Century
Topic: Any other Modern gamers ?
Replies: 64
Views: 11490

Re: Any other Modern gamers ?

I've got FFoT - have you tried looking through the mass of pages and data? At least CWC is playable. It's based on Warmaster sure, but it's been adapted well and, to labour the point playable!! Each to their own of course.

Cheers, Andy
by sediment
15 Feb 2018, 16:01
Forum: Late 20th Century
Topic: Any other Modern gamers ?
Replies: 64
Views: 11490

Re: Any other Modern gamers ?

We like the Cold War Commander game. It plays well and seems to give a satisfactory game and period feel. Might not be perfect, but it's very playable.

Cheers, Andy
by sediment
14 Feb 2018, 13:48
Forum: Early 20th Century
Topic: Forgotten heroes of the First World War
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: Forgotten heroes of the First World War

Thanks Will,

I remember reading about the SS Mendi on the BBC web site this time last year as it was the centenary. Not a particularly proud moment in our history.

Cheers, Andy