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Author Topic: Crete Demo Game at Cannon  (Read 902 times)

Offline TWD

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Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:42:46 PM »
Last weekend chum James invited me to help him and Mike put on a Crete demo game.

Much fun was had and James won an award.











Lots of eye candy here:
http://tomstoysoldiers.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/crete-at-cannon.html
« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 06:52:47 PM by TWD »

Offline Helen

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 10:03:14 PM »
Enjoyed reading the blog of your game, thank you.

Cheers!

Offline Plutarch64

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 01:57:25 AM »
Very entertaining write-up.

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 06:56:09 PM »
Some pictures of the set up



And game in progress



More here
http://tomstoysoldiers.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/crete-at-canon-set-up.html

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 08:38:19 PM »
Will you be taking this to other shows? Very nice set up
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Offline TWD

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 08:33:11 AM »
It will be at Partizan in May.

James *may* be taking a version to the re-aranged Hammerhead at the end of the month, but that's not certain.

I think he has other plans for the second Partizan...

Offline Kane

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 09:54:48 AM »
James, you comin' to Crisis as well with it? If so, sign me up for a battle  ;)
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Offline Marine0846

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 05:41:37 PM »
Love the set up.
Always have wanted to play a Crete game.
Thanks for sharing your's.
With a big game, how did you like CoC?
Any command rule changes?
Thanks for your reply.
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Offline James Morris

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 09:23:43 PM »
James, you comin' to Crisis as well with it? If so, sign me up for a battle  ;)

Iím probably coming to Crisis but not sure with which game yet! Need to confer with the group.

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2018, 09:51:55 PM »
A few years ago we stayed in Maleme. I sat on the "new" Tavronitis Bridge with a small bottle of ouzo imagining those days in May. We went to the German cemetery on the hill and were among the few non-German visitors. The sea was deep blue, and the sky unbroken blue. To see so many gravestones with a single date on them was tragic. 20-05-41. Please visit.
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Offline James Morris

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 10:26:37 PM »
Love the set up.
Always have wanted to play a Crete game.
Thanks for sharing your's.
With a big game, how did you like CoC?
Any command rule changes?
Thanks for your reply.

Thanks! Chain of Command worked just fine; we were basically playing two platoons versus one, so not a half he game, but it took most of the day to play through it.

No command rules changes, just a few scenario special rules.

Offline James Morris

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2018, 10:28:34 PM »
A few years ago we stayed in Maleme. I sat on the "new" Tavronitis Bridge with a small bottle of ouzo imagining those days in May. We went to the German cemetery on the hill and were among the few non-German visitors. The sea was deep blue, and the sky unbroken blue. To see so many gravestones with a single date on them was tragic. 20-05-41. Please visit.

Couldnít agree more; it was a trip to the same place that inspired the game. I picked up a handful of sand from Hill 107 and used some of that on terrain for the game.

Offline James Morris

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2018, 10:30:25 PM »
It will be at Partizan in May.

James *may* be taking a version to the re-aranged Hammerhead at the end of the month, but that's not certain.

I think he has other plans for the second Partizan...

Partizan on May 20th will see the 77th anniversary of the battle, so thatís a definite.  It wonít be at Hammerhead though Iím afraid.

Offline Kane

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2018, 12:13:27 PM »
Iím probably coming to Crisis but not sure with which game yet! Need to confer with the group.

If it's WWII, sign me up for a demo game ;)

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Re: Crete Demo Game at Cannon
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2018, 09:48:02 PM »
Weird seeing you in that photo James, you don't appear to have aged since we used to play WAB all those years ago?

I think your a wizard or something?
Or maybe have a self portrait in the loft......