If you have Das-Book or down loaded the Total War PDF and haven't had a crack at it yet then why not?After trying it recently at my local club I can say that it is a really great mission that offers you a different type of game from ya regular 1 vs 1 games. Huge fun.
While just getting some gamers to meet up with lists made to set points limits can be done, I found that coordinating players before hand is fun as well. Our game saw Germans versus allies. Allies had 1 x Soviet IS-2 company, 1 x Brit Guards Motor and 1 x American Rifle company. Points 6,000 each side. The Germans had 2 panzer companys (one of them SS).
I was given the role of Group Boss of the allies side. Before the game I contacted my company comanders and gave a few simple instructions....I wanted Soviet aircraft (flying tanks) to use the single air support option and I wanted at least 1 Heavy Arty option and other arty options if possible (collection dependant), and recon platoons. I didn't know what the German players where going to bring but with 6,000 points and only 2 companys it was obvious they would go for big cats and, they sure did. Lots of Panthers and Tigers got deployed straight up. Yikes!
Now be sure to read the suggestions in the PDF as they have been really well written and the suggestions make lots of sense when it comes to terrain layout etc. Don't ignore the chance to bring recce, and other units onto the table out of reserve from the other sides table edge. My side managed to bring on loads of brit recce carriers among a Panzerwerfer platoon (which it eventually destroyed) early in the game. The Germans though managed to bring on an infantry scout platoon that wiped a yank 105 battery from our rear.
After reading some of the rules again after the game I think the next time I play I will be sure to take some markers to indicate which side controls the objectives as you can move away from them and still gain points if no enemy platoons can take it. At the end of our game the allies won. Allied arty was very, very useful in getting a victory.
Three tabes where used for our game and it was one more than I expected but it still worked well. It was personally refreshing for me to not turn up with a carefully transported army and boxes of terrain to unpack and pack up again as other players created the table and as Group boss I used toys in a support group made up from toys from the support slots of the allied companys. So big thanks to all who played.
Warning...The following images may contain unpainted buildings and toys!