G.D. ’40 Part One
I am a huge fan of The Gamers’ Tactical Combat Series. It was a wargaming revelation to me when I bought ‘Objective Schmidt’ back in the early 90’s. A decade later, I made my first tentative efforts at making a graphic representation of a later game in the series, ‘GD ’40’. I am posting up here some of those efforts, cleaned up with Photoshop. The colour has not reproduced very faithfully, unfortunately, perhaps because it was originally done in watercolour – the greens have gone positively luminous! This would be one of the stories to be continued in a future emagazine, if it ever comes to pass.
Below are the op sheets for the French initial defence and the German plan of assault.
I decided to follow one individual soldier from each army, with plans to tell their stories in more detail, using ASL as a ‘window’ game when necessary. The first page here below features the present tense narrative of Axel Mauthner, private in 1st Company, I Battalion Gross Deutschland Regiment. His unit received a nasty surprise on reaching the Start Line north of Stonne (which can be seen in I Battalion’s Op Sheet above):
In my next post I will show the results of the bombardment on Stonne and the subsequent assault by the Gross Deutschland Regiment.