It was great to be finally heading to Grimsby for the Cold War Commanders annual get together at the Grimsby Wargames Society club. The 2020 event had obviously been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID pandemic so we had not been to Grimsby for two years.
This years event saw a return to Denmark with the Warsaw Pact trying to breakthrough a line of NATO defenders along Highway 24 in Central Jutland. The Soviets were tasked with taking the docks and also securing the E45 road north to Aarhus and the airfield at Vojens. NATO had the Danish Jutland Brigade, elements of the West German 6th PzGren Division, the British 1st Infantry and a contingent of USMC. The Warsaw Pact had three MRR Regiments along with a Naval Infantry Regiment with an attached Spetsnaz force. A VDV Regiment was in reserve if required.
Friday afternoon was spent setting up the tables and meeting and greeting several of the players. Originally we were due to have a few more players but unfortunately during the weeks leading up to the event we had a few players, mostly Warsaw Pact, who were unable to make it for various reasons. This made sorting the scenario a bit of a problem as it seemed to change from week to week. After talking to Stephen G at Grimsby we decided to go to a one big table set up and have all the action in Jutland rather than the original plan to have three tables with action in Jutland, Zealand and Mons.