Saturday, February 25, 2023
Operation Caravan - Raid on Barce.
Sometimes you look at other peoples collections and think wow....
Thanks to John F for putting on this great game at the Wyre Forest Club a pleasure to play.
The destruction of aircraft, infrastructure and material in the Barce sector would severely hamper axis offensive capabilities.
Primary target is the Italian Airfield at Barce. Destroy as many aircraft as possible, causing the maximum amount of damage and disturbance to the enemy.
Secondary objectives should also be destroyed, but only if this will not prejudice the success of your primary task. Fuel Storage facility and Supply dumps within the Airfield, Administrative infrastructure in Barce. Headquarters of local Italian Command, the vehicle park and camp.
The LRDG massed off table to launch there raid, 10 jeeps each armed with multiple HMG's and Twin Vickers, it was dark and the Italians were not expecting any visitors.
Racing on to the table, the LRDG gunned down the main gun emplacement before the crew even knew what hit them.
Racing down the road they shot up the Italian HQ, but things were getting hot on the main street as the defenders threw grenades from the roof top.
In out and away... mission accomplished the LRDG left the airfield and it's burning wreckage.
They had lost two thirds of their jeeps, but the Nazi war machine would not be using this airfield for quite a while.
A job well done.
A fantastic looking game, following historical events the raids were able to hit the main Italian camp, HQ and airfield before the Italians were able to muster a proper defence. The loss of two vehicles to lucky grenades on the main road was a blow, but the fast moving column was able to dodge any formed defence.
A great game, with some great collection. Now back to my own stuff I have a lot of catching up to do.