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Fireball Forward: Villers-Bocage, Britain’s Lost Opportunity

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Villers-Bocage, Britain’s Lost Opportunity is a book of tactical scenarios for the Fireball Forward! game system. It is centered around the British attack on the town of Villers-Bocage and the larger Operation Perch against German positions west of Caen, in Normandy, on 12-14 June 1944.  It features engagements between the British 7th Armoured Division—the famed “Desert Rats”—and the 50th Infantry Division against the elite German Panzer Lehr Division, the 2nd Panzer Division, and the 101st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion.  Those varied fights included panzer ace Michael Wittmann’s famous, single-handed counterattack against a column of British armor and others less well known but also fun to play. The book includes 15 game scenarios, a campaign game, an historical summary, orders of battle, and designer’s notes.  The book has been updated for the 3rd edition Fireball Forward! rules.  This is not a stand-alone game—you must have the Fireball Forward! rules to play these scenarios.

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Daniel B November 20, 2022 9:00 pm UTC
Please could you clarify what the ground scale is for these scenarios...?
I cannot find any information about ground scale on the official Fireball Forward website.
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Daniel B November 20, 2022 9:25 pm UTC
Thank you for the following clarification on ground scale that you contributed to an online discussion about Fireball Forward:
Sean Barnett 21 Sep 2012 9:14 p.m. PST
I also use 10 meters per inch when planning my scenarios. It seems to work well although it is not a fixed rule. (In one scenario I used about 15 m to the inch to fit a tank battle onto the table--that also seemed to work with the tank gun ranges).
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