Duitsche troepen in verdeediging gedrongen! Belgische vlaggen zwaaien bij Mechelen!
In a daring operation, British troops have landed behind German lines in the area of Mechelen and Willebroek. Reports from the area are scarce, but speak of large formations of red beret wearing British troops landing near the Leuven-Willebroek Canal. German defenders are under pressure everywhere.
Last night, Alan and myself played through the first campaign turn of our BMCV virtual game. We played two turns in the tactical game (we’re using a mix between BKC and ad lib kriegspieling), until one of the formations on table had completed its initial orders — we felt that this would provide the players with a suitable new decision point (instead of simply continue with present orders).
Photographs have been taken, and the reports will go out to players this weekend.
— ABFERTIGUNG FÜR BERLIN — SCHWERER VERBÜNDETER ANGRIFF AUF MECHELEN HALT ENDANTRAG-ERMÄCHTIGUNG, RESERVEN FESTZULEGEN HALT ES IST KEINE -FINTE-ANGRIFF HALT DRINGEND! HALT HEIL HALT GENERALLEUTNANT LOGGHE HALT
Too bad I can’t be part of this campaign. I’m looking forward to the pictures and maps, with comments of the commanders involved.