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As part of the birthday celebration for Charles S. Roberts we'll have another contest for wargame experts.

Find a wargame counter with factors that precisely match today’s date (2-3-12) and post an image from BGG.

Please tell us the title of the game and provide a short paragraph (just two or three sentences) describing the military formation depicted on the playing piece. For an illustration of the proper format, please see my sample post.

Contributions which follow this pattern will be eligible for a random drawing of 23.12 GeekGold on the morning of Saturday, February 4, 2012. If your contribution gets a small GG tip from me shortly after you post the entry, you’re officially in the contest.

One entry per Geek, please. An entry from the game used in my sample contribution will not be accepted.

Since many people use the Day/Month/Year system wargame counters with the factors 3-2-12 are also eligible.

Thanks for playing!


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I have chosen the 8th Bersaglieri Regiment, an Italian 2-3-12 mechanized counter. These elite light infantry units were originally formed in the 1800s. A regiment of Bersaglieri fought bravely under mediocre leadership at the battle of Adowa in 1896
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The power of counters...I thought of this one right away.



Bunch of them with those values but the US mech inf at 2-3-12 and the armor at 3-2-12 is what I thought of off the bat...

Played the crap out of this one when I was a kid.
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Italy comes through again!



Sicily: Triumph and Folly

The Livno unit in the upper middle of the left half of the sheet. I can't remember the symbol. It looks like assault engineers but I'm not sure.
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Nice work, gentlemen.

Perhaps you lightning-fast Geeks could add the name of the game and a little information about the unit?
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The US 92nd Infantry Division from Anzio. This was the "Buffalo Soldiers Division", made up of African-American soldiers from across the country (many of the US infantry divisions were made up of soldiers from a particular geographic regions of the US, but this division was obviously different.)



I remember being amazed at units with movement factors of 12 after starting off with games like D-Day, where they didn't exceed 4.
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pete belli wrote:
Nice work, gentlemen.

Perhaps you lightning-fast Geeks


We have all the time in the world, Pete. CSW is down.
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Eric Brosius wrote:
The US 92nd Infantry Division from Anzio:



I remember being amazed at units with movement factors of 12 after starting off with games like D-Day, where they didn't exceed 4.


Folks, this is how it is done in the big leagues!

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I'm strictly Junior Varsity.
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How about a little Baltic Gap action:

 


The lower of the two counters that fits the bill for this is the German 752nd Anti-Tank Battalion. For a little historical reference material, this unit was attached to Army Detachment Narva with a troop strength of 552 (German OOB on March 1st, 1944). In game terms , the counter has a Combat Strength (Defense Only) of 2, a 3 Action Rating, and a 12 Movement Allowance (MA). The black MA value indicates this is "truck" movement as opposed to leg or track.
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Benjro wrote:
I'm strictly Junior Varsity.


You should probably get bonus wargame-linked points for that comment...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Varsity
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Eric Brosius wrote:
The US 92nd Infantry Division from Anzio. This was the "Buffalo Soldiers Division", made up of African-American soldiers from across the country (many of the US infantry divisions were made up of soldiers from a particular geographic regions of the US, but this division was obviously different.)



I remember being amazed at units with movement factors of 12 after starting off with games like D-Day, where they didn't exceed 4.


These don't look like my Anzio counters


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da pyrate wrote:
These don't look like my Anzio counters


It's the new version by Tom Oleson with artwork by Mark Simonitch.

I couldn't find a decent image of the original counters.
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Cold War Battles: Budapest '56 & Angola '87



On the South African (black) side, the 3-2-12 91 SWA Brigade.

In the South African bush war against the communist SWAPO and MPLA organisations and their Cuban allies in Angola, the 91 Brigade was the mobile reaction force based in Windhoek (now the capital of Namibia). It was part of the South West African Territory Force (SWATF) that became the Namibian Defence Force after the end of the war and the independence of Namibia. I used to live in Namibia and I believe I know at least one former member of the 91 Brigade.

More information on the SWATF: http://sadf.info/Title%20SWATF.html
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Anzio



A number of mech/armor units, for example the reduced Luftwaffe Hermann Göring division.
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whistle The RED on GREEN anti-tank GUN within their midst, in 'reverse depiction' of which also puts it "into the future a year", since that DOES advance the DATE some then, too, just "Like" how ANYBODY being seen upon T V appear 10lbs 'heavier'!
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Hey Pete ! Where I live in Vermont its 2-2-12 today. When did you move?
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billyboy wrote:
Hey Pete ! Where I live in Vermont its 2-2-12 today. When did you move?



I was going for Midnight GMT at 7PM Eastern USA... don't want to be an Ugly American.

Please excuse me if my time zone calculations were incorrect.
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"hai!" Pete, as I FOUNDS a 'legit'-"4"-digits ONE now, with this, right around GERMAN there: cool

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Golan by SPI
A few games came to mind but this one should do the trick.
Golan by SPI, it was one of their folio games. If you look at the second row you'll see the Israeli M113 has the desired "date". These counters are custom made but the values are the same as the originals. Worthless factoid, I've driven an M113.


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Berlin '85: The Enemy at the Gates

Top right, first line of counters.
An operational level simulation of a hypothetical attempt by the Warsaw Pact to seize the city of West Berlin.
It depicts a soviet mechanized infantry battalion.

Btw: February 3rd has a special meaning for me anyways.
Its the birthday of my wife, the birthday of my grandma and the birthday of Charles S. Roberts.:-)
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I shall point out that the US "C" Battery SP Unit stationed at Berlin during the time that 'moi' was around them 'parts' also, was an "off-shoot" of our OWN then, as some 'duplicate' even! I had met some personnel from their Unit at "Graf", and this was how I found out.
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DAK2: 3rd row, 2nd from the left: German 164 L Battalion, 220th Division.

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Jutland, the british battle cruiser Queen Mary (left column in the middle) has 2-3-12 (fwd guns, armor, speed). Poor queen Mary!




...and two other values for back guns and broadside. So maybe I'm stretching it a bit
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Gazala 1942






Fourth row, third from right. A recon unit during the Gazala battle.





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