Issue 60 - Geronimo! A game for American airborne forces
I have read a lot of accounts of the D-Day landings and particularly enjoyed the descriptions of the American airborne landings. Dropping out of the sky the paratroopers were on their own and had to regroup quickly, often in the face of fierce enemy opposition. Their dramatic stories inspired me to try and recreate elements of this tension and excitement on the tabletop. The part I was particularly keen to try and play out was the initial landing itself and very much from a personal perspective… not worrying about companies or even platoons but instead focusing on the very small scale actions that often took place during the early morning of the 6th June.