8th July 1944

Earlier in the month, the Wyvern Wargamers had one of their occasional all day gaming sessions, this gave an opportunity to have a bigger than usual game.

In early July 1944 Caen was still in German hands despite Monty's best efforts, his latest plan Operation Charnwood would once again through British troops against the 12th SS Hitler Jugend. In our game we would take two infantry companies from the 59th Staffordshire Division, C Coy 2/5th Lancashire Fusiliers and A Coy 1/7th Royal Warwicks supported by two squadrons of East Riding Yeomanry in their Sherman tanks.

The battle would take place around St. Contest:

Rather than the usual battle report I decided to do a homage to the comic strips of my childhood: