Malta Invasion, A What-If Scenario from Drop Zone

We played the German and Italian invasion of Malta which is a large scenario from Drop Zone, the 2nd booklet of the Bruce McFarlane’s Great Battles of WWII series. I made up custom terrain for the battle: styrofoam cut to the shape of the island with painted roads, laid on 4×8′ plywood. You can see how it looked from the pictures.

Two German planes can be seen (hanging from fishing line from the ceiling!) in the early phase of the paradrop.
A bird’s eye view of the British effort to contain the German paratroops trying to take the airfields and stop the seaborne invasion of the Italians.

The games we played were a great challenge as each force had its difficulties. It helped to have numerous players each time. I think that there were at least 4 or 5 players for most of the game. In one game the Germans overran the island eventually and the other they petered out.


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