A breeze is blowing in the warren. Apart from running the Battle of Sacile 1809 HMGS-PSW convention game saturday, WR’s son has requested a 20mm Flames of War game on Friday night. So, as the Sacile vineyards project is drying, WR has created a convention scenario called “Breaking the San Fratello Line: Sicily 1943”.
A full game summary report, with photos, will follow after the convention next weekend (link below). Meanwhile, fellow WWII gamers may enjoy reading the preliminary writeup for the convention program material. Link .pdf: Breaking the San Fratello Line notes,
Now, WR understands that Battlefront’s Flames of War (FOW) is generally a 15mm miniature game….but WR’s large 20mm collection of old school and new plastic soldier miniatures, model tanks, armored cars, planes etc., is too vast to exchange into 15mm scale. One major benefit…you can see the miniatures from across a full gaming table (6″) with no problem. Sherman M4 76mm, M13/41, t-34/85, IS2, Churchill mkVI, the different infantry teams, all are easy to identify at a distance. So, with some minimal rule crafting since 2004 and a different basing system for the foot plodders (basing from the old FOW ver1.0 rules), WR’s FOW2.x game rolls on.
Additional U.S. Army information on San Fratello: U.S. Army MTO Report Sicily 1943
WR’s rule and basing adaption for 20mm FOW (ver2.0) scaled gaming: FOW 20mm Adaptions
HMGS-PSW site information and preliminary PEL: HMGS-PSW Convention PEL link