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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby Zero Bravo » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:25 pm

I don't usually mind going against the grain, but I'm afraid that you'd have trouble getting enough players for a game along those lines. I see your point in that it could make for an interesting scenario, but I think you'd struggle convincing enough players to try it, to make it worth a game.
I like the idea of a home guard look, but as the guys said, after Sealion, what other scenario could you use HG for?
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby Hurrah » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:26 am

Does Sealion have to be just one game?

titles in the style of old serials

Sealion 2: Göring revenge (German Para heavy?)
Sealion 3: The Return of Hess (AKA Run Rudolf Run), the Führer wants his biographer back and sends a flying column.
Sealion 4: The British Empire Strikes back.
Sealion 5: The last of the Matildas

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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby CHThree » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:37 am

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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby thompy1993 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:45 am

I'm liking the idea, we could always do post invasion as well, a sort of partisan kind of thing/ germans clenaing up.
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby CHThree » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:53 pm

Or a US invasion to liberate the british isles?
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby McVickers » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:18 pm

CHThree wrote:Or a US invasion to liberate the british isles?


Nice thinking :good: Keeps the game inclusive :)
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby Wraith666 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:41 pm

but, don't forget that the Americans would have to be late arrivals! :giggle:
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby fremsley » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:39 pm

If you watch 'It happened here'. the story does include the landing of US troops in an effort to liberate the UK.
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby CHThree » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:14 pm

Possibly a bit too far fetched, though. Where would they invade from? ROI was neutral and even if they did decide to side with the US, as soon as Germany had a sniff that something was up there it would have been invaded so as to protect the Western flank.
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby fremsley » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:47 am

From my recollection they were using the US 7th fleet. The film describes that the war was dragging on in the east and most regular troops had been transferred leaving the garrison comsiting of second line and 'volunteer' British SS etc.
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby thompy1993 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:53 pm

But then again if we think about relaities such as that, we wouldn't need liberating! The Nazi Hordes wouldn't have got past Kent if they had invaded! (the army had some war games to find out)
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby BedsnHerts » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:31 pm

Zero Bravo wrote:I like the idea of a home guard look, but as the guys said, after Sealion, what other scenario could you use HG for?


Ooh, I dunno. I like the idea of WW2 themed, Robert Harris style what-if-the-krauts-had-won fantasy scenarios. Anyone up for a Londongrad game? :giggle:
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby McVickers » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:38 pm

BedsnHerts wrote:Ooh, I dunno. I like the idea of WW2 themed, Robert Harris style what-if-the-krauts-had-won fantasy scenarios. Anyone up for a Londongrad game? :giggle:


How about "The Siege Of Leighton Buzzard" :happyclap:
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby Gadge » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:55 am

Well we thought given the hostility to the concept of a Spanish Civil War game as it 'wasnt wwii' a VBCW game woudl be less popular.

Personally I'd love it but its an incredibly niche interest.
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Re: Home Guard Group?

Postby fremsley » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:17 pm

well I'm up for it - it may be a bit more inclusive for newer people without allied kit given they can be brit reistance or tommies who have lost kit etc and nicked an MP40.
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