The event takes us to the morning of 7th June 1944 when No 3 Commando, who had landed at Sword Beach the previous day, were tasked to re-take and silence the guns of Merville. The battery had been attacked the previous day but had been retaken by the garrison and was re-shelling the landing beaches.
The game will require guile and tactics as well as brute force and fire power. Motor bikes, vehicles and push bikes can all be usefully deployed. The British will have to navigate the Normandy countryside with mobile Germans troops everywhere and meet the withering fire power of the well entrenched battery garrison. It is hoped this game will, like no other game, make full use of the awesome and well-fed spitting ‘Spandau’. The British forces have a poor line of supply so will have to be economical and resourceful.
In the real battle on the 7th June the British over-ran the battery only to lose it later in the day. How will our event pan out?
No 4 Troop, No 3 Commando, 1st Special Service Brigade
No 5 Troop, No 3 Commando, 1st Special Service Brigade
1./ Artillery Regiment 1716, 716th Infantry Division
3./ Grenadier-Regiment 736, 716th Infantry Division
4./ Grenadier-Regiment 736, 716th Infantry Division (formally Ost-Batallion 642)
Close Action’s Grafton Park near Kettering
Date and time
10am to 6pm Saturday 2nd August
£45 payable by £25 deposit or in full
Yes, on Friday and Saturday night – hard standing and flat grass alongside car park
Full information can be found on the forum: www.ww2airsoft.org.uk