Friday, 17 February 2017
Friday, 10 February 2017
All of which will have raised your expectations. So now let me dash them by explaining the er, game.
The 2010 version. Note the new spelling!
French saddles were emptied at an alarming rate.
The aforementioned bowmen of Olde England - Tom and John.
Monday, 6 February 2017
Esci and Airfix Mi-24 kits I was knocking together before Christmas? I actually finished them a few weeks ago but the first opportunity to photograph them outside only arose a couple of days ago.
I left the main rotors removable to ease storage and transit.
These are the 3-foot aircraft stands I built last year.
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Apparently Martin had been planning this game for around 17 years, partly inspired by a visit. I visited the site in 2005 and I can well understand why it proved such a problem in 1944.
A full report appears over on Martin's blog so aside from photo captions I'll not repeat the course of the game.
The Suffolks form up on the outskirts of Coleville.
A squadron of the Staffs Yeomanry in Hermanville.
The wicked Germans were quick with a mortar stonk
It looked impressive and kept the Germans' heads down.
A particularly troublesome bunker was treated to concentrated fire
Not a sight my die rolling often produces!
By now the German gunners were warming up.
Ouch! But by now the main British assault was about to go in.
It was led by heroic assault engineers ...
...who did away with a troublesome MG position.
Mopping up would continue for some time but we had broken the main
German resistance. Clearly it was the tanks wot done it....