HMGS Midwest's Little Wars 2020
is coming up April 23rd to 26th in Lombard, Illinois. Lard America
Midwest will be hosting 17 games over the weekend, by eight different
GMs. While game times are still being finalized, and will be posted by
February 29th, 2020. We wanted to share the games coming up and the days
they will be hosted.
Once start times are posted, I will update the list to include that information to assist with registration. We hope to see you there!
Friday, April 24th
Blood in the streets, the last desperate defense - Chain of Command WW2 - Hosted by Jim Harms
of Command game set during the battle of the bulge. Their forward
positions overrun, and with news of another column of Germans advancing
towards their open left flank, Capt. Ryerson and Lt Hyduke, organize the
exhausted defenders to fight their foe yet again. The Germans too are
exhausted but sense the Americans have reached the end of their rope.
Death Comes to Longvilly - Chain of Command WW2 - Hosted by Jim Harms
cold, hungry and weary advancing elements of the 77th VG regiment have
bumped into an American roadblock just outside Longvilly in the early
hours of December 19th, 1944. Without armor support they postpone their
attack until some armor support can be “borrowed” from the 2nd Panzer
Division to assist. Can the tired and disordered troops of CCR 9th AD
delay the Germans long enough for the 101st AB prepare their defenses?
Battle of the Bloody Gulch, 13 June 1944 - Chain of Command WW2 - Hosted by Liam Harding
One mile southwest of Carentan, elements of the 101st Airborne face a
counter-attack from units of the 17th SS PzGren Div. and 6th
Fallschirmjaeger Reg. Can the airborne forces hold on until the 2nd
Armored arrives to save the day? Or will the Germans break through to
Bois Des Caures - Chain of Command WW1 - Hosted by Paul Scrivens-Smith
February 1916. ‘Of every five Chasseurs, two are buried alive in their dug-outs, two are wounded and the fifth waits.’
Heroes of Aubigny: Part I - Chain of Command WW2 - Hosted by Jim Heniff
France, May 24 1940: As the Dunkirk evacuation began to unfold in May
1940, the German 2. Inanterie-Div (mot) began seizing crossings over
the Somme River in preparations for future offensive
operations. Emboldened by the lack of French on the Somme, lightly
armed recon units were dispatched to seize river crossing until further
reinforcements could arrive. At Aubigny, the Germans happened to cross
in the proximity of the recently arrived veterans of the 4e DIC
(Colonial Infantry Division), who immediately launched an attack with
the 24e RTS (Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment). Can the Germans hold the
town and bridge until reinforcements arrive or will the ‘Senegalese’
and their chouchou knives show the Boche this is no demoralized reserve
division they’re facing but colonial regulars with something to prove?
What a tanker extravaganza! Berlin, 1945 - What a Tanker - Hosted by Ed Harding
Late war Russian and German tanks square off in the rubble of Berlin. WAT, 1/56th 4 to 10 players - will run twice on Friday
Saturday, April 25th
786th Bomb Squadron attacks! - Bag the Hun - Hosted by Paul Scrivens-Smith
786th Bombardment Squadron – 7th May 1944
Having taken off from RAF Attlebridge in Norfolk the 466th Bombardment Group (Heavy) will be attacking the marshaling yards at Liege in preparation for the invasion of Europe.
Aachen 1944 - Chain of Command WW2 - Hosted by Mark Huml
Aachen '44. October 13, 1944, Aachen, with the city cutoff the reinforced US 26th Infantry regiment advances from the east to secure the city center and complete the capture of the first major German city in the path of the American advance. Inexperienced Volksgrenadiers supported by drafts from the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine aim to delay the Americans in the narrow streets.
Berlin 1945 - Chain of Command WW2 - Hosted by Mark Huml
April 30, 1945, Berlin, about a mile SE of the Reichstag. With the end in sight an assault group of the 1st Belorussian Front probes forward street by street towards the government district. The last defenders of the Third Reich fight on hoping to contain the Russians: There is talk of a breakout to the North if they can only hold the perimeter till nightfall.
Bushy Run - Sharp Practice 2 - Hosted by Al Muelling, John Adams & Clyde Holmes.
Battle of Bushy Run, August 5-6, in western Pennsylvania during Pontiac’s Uprising in 1763. A British column on their way to relieve the garrison under siege at Fort Pitt is confronted by a combined force of Delaware, Shawnee, Mingo and Huron warriors.
Heroes of Aubigny: Part II - Chain of Command WW2 - Hosted by Jim Heniff
Aubigny France: May 25 1940: Yesterday, the 24e RTS (Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment) had retaken the bridge over the Somme at Aubigny France from recon forces of the 2. Intanterie-div (mot). Overnight the infamous German 13. Infanterie-div (mot) arrived after racing across Belgium and France and was intent on retaking the bridge. Since other nearby bridges were still held by the Germans the ‘Senegalese’ must destroy the bridge before it is recaptured. French engineers had finally arrived at dusk but the Germans are preparing to attack. Can the 24e RTS hold the bridge long enough for the engineers to destroy the bridge or will the German secure another bridge across the Somme river?
Davis' Crossroads - Pickett's Charge - Hosted by Liam Harding
A what-if scenario? One week prior to the Battle of Chickamauga Confederate forces had the chance to destroy a Union division that was exposed. Historically Confederate Maj. Gen. Hindman failed to attack thinking he was outnumbered. What would of happened if he had attacked?
Rorke's Drift - Sharp Practice 2, modified - Hosted by Ed Harding
Rorke’s Drift, January 22nd, 1879. As the British defenders can you repeat history and hold off the Zulu hoards or as the Zulus can you finish off the small British garrison and bring more glory to the Zulu nation.
Moby Dux! - Dux Brittanium - Hosted by Jeff Hady
Their luck seemed too good to be true when a whale carcass washed up on the shore next to their settlement. It meant food for the winter, oil for burning and teeth for carving. But this small Viking settlement was in for a rude surprise the next day as word of their good fortune winged it's way to their neighbors at the speed of a raven. Neighboring Normans, Vikings and Saxons are all arriving at the same time in order to claim their fair share of the carcass, as well as to help themselves to the food and livestock of the settlement. It's a five way battle and the winner will be the one who is able to gather the most resources (whale, sheep, pigs, cattle).