To celebrate a friend of mine's retirement on Friday (Simon), we decided to have an all day battle yesterday on his 27 foot long table using Battlegroup Overlord (BGO). It was a great day, using use over 1500 points a side, with plenty of swings back and forth, like a tiny unit of British recce troops winning posthumous VCs as they held up the entire German advance with a bren gun!
As I forgot to take photos before the game I'll have to describe the set up - First there was a river with a bridge in the centre of the table held by a small British recce force.
The Germans also had a recce force that would enter from 1 of 3 roads near the centre of the table. 1 road was on the German side of the bridge - the 2 other roads were on the British side, The road was determined randomly once the British recce force had set up and it turned out (a 2 in 6 chance) that the German recce unit was on the German side of the river.
Each force had a vanguard of 1 infantry platoon, 1 tank platoon and their Forward HQ that start on a road on the table. The rest of the forces came in as reserves on turn 3.
Finally each side had one objective on either side of the river, and the bridge counted as an objective worth 2 chits. If you captured an enemy objective it also forced 2 chits, whereas catching one of your own only forced 1 chit. We did that as both sides have 90+ Battle Rating (BR).
This is the German vanguard driving as fast as it could up the table towards the bridge - which is so far away that you can't even see it.
So the British started off with 98 BR and ended the game with 55. We had 90 BR and ended with 54 - so I guess we classify that as a British win, even though we held the bridge and all our Panthers ready to put some pain there way in the next couple of turns.
But regardless - a great game was had by everyone and the whole 27 foot long table thing worked quite well.