An old work/wargaming friend was back over from the States visiting family and friends and I said I would put on a game. As he hails from Staffordshire he liked the choice of scenario. I'd wanted to game the initial assault on the Ponte Grande for some time and was collecting and painting the necessary kit...very slowly. I took short cuts. The eagle-eyed will spot that in the absence of British airborne figures the scenario got the U571 treatment! Otherwise orbat and stats represented 15 Platoon, 2 South Staffs.
Great fun...a glider crashing into a tree...a dynamic commander and British sections running back and forth across the bridge... and assaults on the pillbox by both sides. All with the lights off for night-time atmosphere with light from an angle-poise being bounced off the wall!