COW attendees will soon have the opportunity to inspect this stuff at first hand as it forms the basis of 'Don't Look Now' - this year's Plenary Game.
This rather large and extremely heavy box was picked up on eBay last year. John Armatys spotted it and drew it to my attention. I made a quick calculation of what the bits were worth and placed a maximum bid on that basis. Forty minutes later it was mine. The dearth of bids was I suspect largely due to the seller's understandable insistence on it being collected from Aldershot...
The size of the thing meant that it only just fitted in my car. It's weight proved a challenge only just overcome by the combined efforts of myself and the vendor - a Royal Engineers officer.
Readers of a certain age may recall that Miltra used to have ads in Military Modelling promoting their lovely but hugely expensive 1/100 scale AFV models. Clearly their main customer was the Army, and this is how their sets were packaged. Sadly I had to part with the enormous box. It's squaddie-proof over engineering made it too heavy to move by myself and it took up way too much space in the garage.
Some of the models. I'll let you identify them....
There are a fair few buildings and terrain features...
...and about 30 vehicles.
Some of the resin buildings. The church is a delight.
There are about 6 feet of road sections - also cast in resin.
Some of the terrain set up.