‘Take the high ground’ is Scenario #04 from the Operation Sealion 1940 scenario booklet. The Hyde Home Guard Platoon defends Paddlesworth under the watchful eye of their daring commander Major Fforbes-Cole MC (platoon commander)(retired).

Barry Foster played the chaps from 7 Fliegerdivision whilst Dale Askew played the defending forces. It turned out to be a proper good game and played out in about 24 turns.

In the end, the British held the village despite the relentless assault by the heavily armed Fallschirmjagers.

Tim Whitworth