15 October 2021 ~
No, we are not channeling our inner Charles Shackleford and using both hands. We’ve gathered Moe & Rocky to talk about amphibious operations in wargaming. Obviously, we’re focusing on WW2 and the ‘famous’ things like D-Day and Iwo Jima, but we talk about a variety of other actions and other conflicts, as well. We also spend some time talking about the challenges of how to scale the game when designing one on an amphibious operations. And no, Rocky was not speaking to us from underwater; it just a dodgy audio connection on occasion.
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So we talk about Gallipoli, frozen French cavalry charges, Operation Mincemeat, D-Day at Tarawa, how many Marines you really need, riverine operations, Brad Pitt’s Saving Private Ryan-inspired beach assault from Troy, Sicily & Salerno, Fort Fisher, War in the Wind, Dunkirk, Washington crossing the Delaware, Denmark vs Canada, and the Scheldt campaign. We liberally name-check Harold Buchanan, Hermann Luttman, and Brian Train, among others.
What do you abstract? What can you leave in? At what scale? How’s Fred’s dog doing on his walk? How much planning vs execution? How much of it happened before WW2? And will we ever stop asking questions?
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