My son and I have been playing MEM44 since the game came out. For us it was a quick and easy war-game playable on a kitchen table with miniatures. We also enjoyed the card system is the drive engine for the game.
Well the other night we had the opportunity to convert MEM44 into a truer miniature game utilizing the 1\285th Micro Armor.
Our friend Mike suggested the idea. Mike had constructed a complete set of hexes (much larger than the ones on the MEM44 game board) plus trees, plus buildings, plus hedgerows and all the necessary miniatures to do a late war scenario as the Americans drove into Germany.
For the record the Germans won 7 medals to 6 for the Americans. The game went back and forth with neither side getting a decisive advantage. Finally, the Germans reached 7 medals and the game was over. A splendid time was had by all.
|2 Panthers supported by infantry.|
|The famous 88mm|
|American Infantry approx 5mm in size.|
|Given the small size it’s hard to tell here what is going on but the Americans in the open are retreating past the Germans in the wood. A game like this provides an excellent bird’s eye view.|
|Two elite panzer units launched an assault.|
|German Engineers hold a woods.|
|German infantry hold another woods.|
|German defenses. ATG unit on the right.|
|Sherman with the 76mm gun|
|Paper buildings of a village|
|Americans hold the other paper village (for a time anyway)|
|German engineers about to eliminate the American artillery in the paper village.This gave the Germans the win|