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St. Lambert‐sur‐Dive -IABSM (6mm)

19th of August 1944. St. Lambert‐sur‐Dive, Normandy, France. The Allies were attempting to plug the neck of the Falaise Gap.

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A new addition to my collection! GHQ, 1/ 285 Tiger I.

This is the last scenario of the rulebook; on our table slightly altered. We wanted a scenario with more closed terrain of that we played in our previous game (Russia). Can you imagine something better than Normandy? – Maybe a scenario in Far East ?…aarghh

The scenario is set late in the Normandy Campaign, on August the 19th, and focuses on the Canadian advance into St Lambert‐sur‐Dive where the Allies were attempting to plug the neck of the Falaise Gap.

I only post some photos and not a complete AAR this time. Some of the photos were awful! Sorry guys…

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Bird’s eye view of the battlefield

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The Canadian entry point.

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St. Lambert-sur-Dive’s church.

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Farm houses at the village’s outskirts.

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The crossroads was the objective for the Canadians.

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A german undermanned platoon positioned in these houses.

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The units were that close but they couldn’t spot each other because of the terrain. Canadian blinds with the red dots and the german with black dots.

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Canadian unit just 30 meters away from the enemy!

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A german MG42 opened fire from the red house towards to a Canadian platoon.

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Shermans pushed forward to support the friendly infantry…

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…unaware about the german armor.

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During the stream crossing.

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The German sniper on the steeple delighted about the heavy support!

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7 comments on “St. Lambert‐sur‐Dive -IABSM (6mm)

  1. john bond
    February 3, 2017

    Very Nice terrain,always liked 6mm scale but unfortunately none of my gaming buddies use it. Thanks for sharing cheers John

  2. Pete S/ SP
    February 3, 2017

    A wonderful looking table. Wish my 6mm set up looked as attractive.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  3. VAGGELIS
    February 3, 2017

    Thanks guys! John you should set up a 6mm nice board on your own. Maybe then your friends change their minds about the tiny beauty of the 1/ 285 – 1/300 scales.

  4. Doug
    February 4, 2017

    Very nice indeed. Curious…your infantry stands. Are they based on 1″ round bases?

    • VAGGELIS
      February 4, 2017

      Yes. Actually is a 5 cent (of euro) coin.

  5. Brian
    March 29, 2017

    Beautiful set up. Tempted to try this one myself as I have lots of 6mm figures that I use with Spearhead. I have never played IABSM, I know it is a company level game with 1:1 representation scale but can it be “bath tubed” so that 1 base = 1 platoon? Think you would need to do that for some of the larger battles in Normandy such as Buron where there were around 6 to 7 companies per side.

    • VAGGELIS
      March 29, 2017

      Thank you Brian.
      I’m not sure if the command and control system of the game suits to 1 base = 1 platoon. Maybe BKC (Blitzkrieg Commander) meets these criteria.

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This entry was posted on February 2, 2017 by in After Action Reports, I Ain't Been Shot Mum, World War 2 Gaming.

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