Finally found a group of gamers that meet on a day that fits in with my schedule. Wyre Forest Gamers are a group of like minded wargames and military history enthusiasts. Had a cracking Sunday afternoon playing as a squad of grunts looking for Charlie.
Playing by the BODY COUNT rule set the game was set over two large tables with the space in between representing the river, a number of squads landed on designated landing zones across both tables and continued to sweep the area looking for enemy. Only the game controller new the precise location type and strength of all enemy forces including booby traps, tunnels and nests etc.
The game involved a bit of role play, and after each movement phase we were allowed to record comms. mesages out of earshot of the rest, which when played back to the rest of the squads (sometimes to the sound of gunfire) allowed a sense of unknown realism as to what the other squads were encountering.
Looking forward to lots of WWII and Napoleonics, may even dust off the Warhammer units.