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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Final Touches for Operation Market Garden on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

 Hope to see many of you at the game on Saturday! This is what you will see, and more.

The Real Thing

Close Copy of the Real Thing

Packed and Ready to Load

Load up Men!
XXX Corps Ready to Roll

Move Out!

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
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831

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