The commandos and kayaks game account and rules was published in Miniature Wargames November 2021 (Issue 463)
A simple approach to WWII Wargaming; modelling military, naval, airforce and civilian items.
Monday, November 1, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Commandos in Kayaks -- Operation Hancock - Port Dimette - Normandy
The harbour at Port Dimette in Normandy .... the german harbour patrol prepare for nights work...
Approaching under the cover of darkness are four commando kayaks under the command of Major Jeremy Fellowes - objectives to mine as many ships and key parts of facilities as possible.
! the game runs under cover of darkness with suitable spotting rules etc
- have left photos in normal lighting for simplicity
just imagine it is dark !
Two of the kayaks move up one side of the harbour....
Before the germans could organise a check for mines on the ships .... they go off ! Boom !... damage:
The oil terminal jetty (with two mines attached, 8 damage points) is severely damaged, a nearby worker rushes quickly to isolate and secure the system.
- the two by the dock - no damage (1 mine, 0 damage points), minor damage slight leak, fixable (2 mines, 6 damage points),
- the ship moored in the middle of the harbour (2mines, 8 damage points) severely damaged and taking water, will probably sink
a copy of the quickly written flimsy rules here
ethos of rules is simple mechanisms and minimal dice use.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Additional Germans ....
Some additional germans, some for use as sentries & similar
and some to make up a section on patrol..
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
I wanted some frogmen for future games, difficult to see them as they would be underwater or just bobbing up on surface, possibly one on land ?
Anyhow I had dig through what I had, a modern mini action pose frogmen - will do for on land. For divers in the water I cut up some 1/72 Atlantic frogmen to have a couple with heads above water. Also made some gaming markers of disturbed surface water. Air bubbles would be unlikely as rebreather equipment was in use.