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Friday, August 25, 2017

This is how we organize units, with the help of artists boards and home-made labels. Thank you Adobe.





Thursday, August 17, 2017

More Images!

101st Airborne assaulting their Objectives: the bridges over the Wilhelmina Canal at Son & Best










XXX Corps kicks the door into Eindhoven




Germans in defensive position

Operation Market Garden Just Weeks Away!

Operation Market Garden will be the featured game at Mini Wars 2017:

 September 30, 2017 – October 1, 2017 all-day
WHERE:
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831
USA



Game and scenario  testing is in full force and the final elements of scenery and board "props" are coming together. Come and join the fun! Learn about Operation Market Garden by playing hands on with the excellent miniatures and lively rules "Fire & Maneuver".

Here are some "impressions" from our latest full test game.


Operation "Market"








Operation "Garden"


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Mini-Market Garden

Here are the Game Master's designer notes for the upcoming game: "Due to the constraints of time and table space at the upcoming convention (a year away is not an eternity to prepare) we at HMGS-PSW, have dubbed this game "Mini-Market Garden." This allows for some poetic license and spares the pocketbook. After all, it is really an attempt to capture the essence of an operation that is doomed to fail for a myriad of reasons, yet is so tempting to attempt. So cut us some slack if we don't represent every span across a ditch, canal or marsh - we will endeavor to seize the spirit of the campaign and put as many little leads fellows in action as we can muster." A table layout of the battle space is soon to follow.

So, Market Garden 2017 will have to be adapted to the realities of time and space and a convention setting. However, this will be a BIG game! Here are some shots of XXX Corps placed on an 18 foot table. There will be at least 3 or 4 tables illustrating the scope of the battle for a Bridge Too Far.


Meanwhile the work of assembling and detailing the forces continues. The Irish Guards have just been issued with their unit patches.



Sunday, December 18, 2016



Some newly purchased models for XXX Corps.






Operation Market Garden at Mini-Wars 2017

Operation Market Garden, the game, will be featured at Mini-Wars 2017 at Cal State University Fullerton's Portolla Pavillion on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, 2017.



The Mini-Wars 2017 convention will be held in Room C of the Pavillion. The same Saturday, the International Plastic Modelers Society will host their Orange Con in room A. 

Please make a note of the dates and join us at Mini-Wars!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Hell's Highway

On December 10th a stretch of Hell's Highway from XXX Corps Start Line to the Nijmegen Phase Line was set up at Hobby Day for the St Crispins Irregulars in Anaheim. Here are a few photos from the event.


Nijmegen


Panzers prepare an ambush for XXX Corp's road column


The full game will require 3 tables:


  1. Hell's Highway from XX Corps jump-opff to Nijmegen
  2. British para and glider LZ's
  3. Arnhem City and Rhine bridge objectives