20mm WW2 – Serolago Aegean Island Assault Game

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June 12, 2017 by wargamerchris

Looking backward to some of my more popular convention games, this is Serolago (don’t bother googling – it’s fictitious).  Going back to my youth, many of my favorite games combined naval landings with ground combat.  I’ve used the Command Decision series of rules from Frank Chadwick since I was perhaps 15, so have often used them to model brigade + sized landings on islands.

This was a combined operation by German air landing, parachute, and amphibious troops to seize an island which might be described as ‘Navarone-like’.  I’ve studied the battles at Kos, Leros, and the campaigns throughout between the SBS and the Kustenjagers as they vied for control of key areas of the mediterranean.

Below are photos from our game.  The islands are pink foam board coated in the silicon paint for basements.  The figures come from a variety of manufacturers – 20mm WW2 has been my flagship collection along with 15mm Napoleonics.  In the end the Germans got far across the board, but weren’t aggressive enough to get to the battery they needed to knockout.  Lots of fun.

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Lions Rampant/ Dragons Rampant
Black Powder
Age of Eagles/ Age of Valor/ Fire and Fury
Force on Force/ Ambush Alley/ Ambush Z!
Hail Caesar
Command Decision: Test of Battle
Battles for Empire 2
Pride of Lions
The Sword and the Flame

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Sword and Spear/ Sword and Spear Fantasy
Regimental Fire and Fury
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Chain of Command
Sharpe Practice 2
Wilderness Wars
Test of Honour
Field of Battle
Pike and Shotte (Warlord)
General de Armee (TFL)
Flames of War – Vietnamese/ WW2

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15mm Napoleonic mass battles rules (holy grail)
15mm War of the Spanish Succession mass battle rules
15mm Zombie mass battle rules


Command Decision Test of Battle Forum:


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Henry Hyde’s Site:


Dan Mersey – author of a couple of rules sets we like:


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Wasatch Front HMGS (Journals):




Big Force on Force (Great modern gaming)


Last Stand Dan:



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