Wednesday, 12 July 2017

"Combat Patrol" AAR Raid on Top Malo House Falklands 1982

I've refought this engagement a number of times using different systems. This time me and Alex used "Combat Patrol".
I'll not detail the history here, its widely available, suffice to say that during the Falklands war a 19 man patrol from the M&AWC assaulted Top Malo House which was occupied by 17 men of Commando 602. The Argentine forces did not have sentries posted.
Scenario played in 20mm. Dougie

Here's an overview of the board. 602 deployed in Top Malo House, M&AWC enter from the top of the table.
 

Close ups of the boards
 
 
 
 
Figures and cards
 

 

To ease play I used a floor plan for the internal layout of the building
 
 
 Alex deployed the Brits and began his assault



 After 602 were woken by the assault I tried to deploy my troops outside and into the cover of the stream bed.



 At this point the building got 66'd (M72 LAW) which caused mass casualties to my troops inside, numerous dead and stunned !



 It was probably endex for me at this stage but my troops outside tried to hold the Brits off to no great effect albeit causing some casualties from the ground floor windows by a couple of 66 survivors. Alex close assaulted the stream bed causing more casualties and at this point 602 called it a day and surrendered.



 The system worked well, its very quick with very little consulting rules as virtually all the info is on the cards.
At Endex the Brits had captured the house at a cost of 4 KIA and 2 wounded. 602 suffered 11 KIA, 2 wounded, 1 run off and the remainder surrendered.



10 comments:

  1. Superb game report. It is a scenario I really must try myself.

    Your peat cuttings are very nice too.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete, easy to do using Blue Craftfoam ;)

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  2. Fantastic looking game. I remember your earlier posts about making this great terrain, so good to see the game.
    I've ordered these rules/cards (they've been on the radar for a while, and your post has tipped the balance for me). If they work for Falklands, I'm guessing they'll work for ColdWar/WWIII in Germany in the 80s?

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    1. As they arrive they're for WW2 but arguably small unit tactics haven't changed a great deal since then, just the weapon systems. Buck Surdu's website has the various supplements as free downloads and you'd have no difficulty doing coldwar. It may even be in the pipeline. Combat Patrol has just arrived on facebook as well. Enjoy!
      Dougie

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  3. Superb looking game , love the family wargaming rivalry !!! :-)

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    1. Ha Ha he's well trained, set his firing line up and hit the building with 66mm's and M79 rounds, it was never going to end well for me !

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  4. nice game. where did you get your terrain boards?

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    1. I made them check out the terrain tutorial section.

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  5. Great looking game - can you tell me where you got the terrain boards from?

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