This morning I received an Email from Brian Ivers, a Combat Patrol player in Colorado about the first game in a campaign he is running based on the books The Black Jackals by Ian Gales (https://youtu.be/LONqUKlrC2U). He kindly gave me permission to repost his battle report on my blog. The campaign begins at the Driel Canal in Belgium in June 1940. Lieutenant Lamg’s platoon from the 51st Highlanders is ordered to defend this bridge and blow it up if the Germans try to cross.
Brian mixed in some random events, like a Stuka attack, reinforcements, communications breakdowns, etc. When a random event occurred, he rolled on a special table he made to determine what happened. The Combat Patrol Activation Deck includes optional cards to trigger Game Master and Random events.
A Stuka attack misses the men on the British side of the bridge. Refugees race across to the British side of the bridge. Lamb wants to blow the bridge, but he doesn’t want to kill innocent civilians.
Lamb gets a radio message to withdraw.