It’s 30 years since the Falklands War, and several of us at club, being modern war enthusiasts, thought that we might commemorate this anniversary with some gaming of a couple of the major engagements during the conflict.
For the first game, we decided on a scenario based around the landings in San Carlos water – for this we used the rules ‘Flames Above the Falklands’ from Tumbling Dice. This ruleset enables players to game the air war over the Falklands as the Royal Navy Sea Harriers and RAF Harriers defend the British fleet from the Argentinian Air Force and Navy, who flew Mirage IIIs, A4 Skyhawks, Super Entendards and Pucaras (amongst others)
Andy (standing) provided all the aircraft, ships, troops plus a fantastic looking play area (although we are assured that next time we see it, the white bits will be green!)
Richard plans a Skyhawk attack on the ships in San Carlos water.
It was also really interesting playing the game with 2 ex-service guys, who gave us some very interesting insights into some of the tactics (and flaws) of both sides.
A good night was had by all, and it’s likely to be re-run in a couple of weeks.