At the start of the campaign Commonwealth forces occupied 7 squares on the campaign map and had 3600 tonnes of supplies. The German forces occupied 18 squares and had 1400 tonnes of supplies at their disposal. The objective of both sides was to occupy the most campaign map squares. To achieve this they can make a full scale attack at a cost of 400 tonnes or a limited attack for 200 tonnes. For simplicity there was no supply cost for defending.
|The starting positions. (All the arrows remind me of the start of the Dad's Army TV series I watched as a child)|
|Current front lines. The arrows show the last three attacks (2 arrows are a full scale attack)|
So far all games have been won by the attacking forces. Half the games have been close and could have gone either way, and the other games had a predictable winner halfway through. The dice generated terrain and unit numbers partly determined by the score of two average dice, has meant attacks on squares with woods and rivers really do require a full scale attack to have any chance of being successful. As was the case of my last game where Commonwealth forces successfully made a river crossing against stiff German resistance.
|Commonwealth forces finally force a crossing which as in doubt for a long while.|
|I finally got to use my Airfix Buffalo which briefly supported the vinyl river crossing|
In the campaign attacks cannot be made diagonally and any single isolated squares will be eliminated. An isolated square is one where a supply line cannot be traced to other squares occupied by friends forces (diagonal moves are not allowed). The owning force does gets one campaign turn to attempt to reestablish a supply connection.
In may house rules I have not really covered bridges (A bit slack of me and still not added at time of writing). Because bridges are a bottleneck for movement, I allow units to move their full movement onto the bridge and they must stop on the bridge. When moving off the bridge they can only move 1 square. Bridges do provide cover for infantry units.