Saturday, January 19, 2008

Battle of Foy

On Saturday, January 19th, my gaming group played a World War II scenario using the Battlefront rules.

A battalion of 101st Airborne Paratroopers, worn down by the siege of Bastogne, attempted to take the German-held villiage of Foy, Belgium. The Germans had a severely reduced company defending the town, but it was a strong defensive position.

In real life, the airborne pushed the Germans out of the town, but they had to commit a second battalion to do so. The 506th PIR suffered heavy casualties.

In our game, the airborne pushed the Germans out of the town, but they had to have help from a company of Stuarts. E and H companies were almost totally destroyed, and I company was torn up pretty badly. It was a very close game.

Figures are a mixture of Battlefront (Flames of War), Command Decision, Peter Pig, and Quality Castings. Buildings are all from JR Miniatures.

You can see more pictures of our battle at


  1. Great report, Scott - could use some captions on the pics but not entirely necessary.

    I've bookmarked your blog - keep it coming!


  2. Thanks, Greg! I'm still learning this blog business. I think on the more recent post I finally figured out how to add captions to the photos.