Me and my son, Alex, have done our first refight of the raid on Top Malo House in 20mm scale using "TAC-Skirmish: Arc of Fire". The engagement will be well known to students of the Falklands War, but for the uninitiated it was a raid by 19 members of the Royal Marines Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre on Top Malo House which contained 17 members of Argentine Commando 602.
I've played AoF on and off since it came out in 2002 and I've always quite liked it, the Tactical Ability levels and the Tactical modes particularly, I think it's still available, link below
I'll not go into the details of the rules, they do play nice, skirmish level, card initiative, and the majority of stats are covered for troops and vehicles from 1900-2000. Included are scenarios from the Boxer Rebellion, WW1, WW2, Vietnam and a particularly good one for the SADF fighting Angolans and Cubans in 1987.
Here are my orbats
Below, Top Malo House, target of the raid.
Alex had the Brits and initiated the engagement by unleashing a barrage of fire against the house, consisting of 4 66mm LAWs, the GPMG gunner letting rip, and the remaining members of the FSG putting down rounds from their SLRs and M16s. For myself in command of 602 the results were horrendous, Capt Verseci (CO) was wounded, the Pl Sgt (2IC) was killed, 2 other soldiers wounded and 2 more broken! At the same time the Assault group elements were skirmishing forward.
When my troops were activated, 2 of my Fire Teams were out and took cover in the stream at the rear of the house, Fire Team 1 Charlie stayed put to try and hold up the British advance.
The situation for me was now rapidly falling apart, a Fire Team in the stream completely broke and my last gallant hurrah were 2 members of Fire Team 1 Alpha spurring themselves forward in a forlorn charge against the Brits.
Conclusion: I think the rules performed well and a similar result was obtained as to what actually happened, we intend to replay this engagement using other rule systems, perhaps Force on Force and Cold War 1983.
Comments always welcome and appreciated!