Wednesday 29 May 2019

Eve of Invasion

So it's almost 75 years since D-Day and we are having a large game refighting Utah and the associated para drops. Brecourt Manor here we come. I'll be the paras and therefore won't need rescuing. In fact I think it will be me that ends up clearing the beaches from behind.
Dave and James are running the germans and there will be about 6 of us gaming. I've seen the test shots and it's going to be amazing.
My pre battle task was to finish my Germans, and here they are

All the infantry. A Fusilier company, scout platoon, couple of 7.5cm field guns and 8 MG42s. The field guns are actually the WW1 version - had some dodgy stuff from Battlefront lately

The MG42s, quite like the home made sandbags

The Armour - this was all painted previously and in reality only the pak40s will be needed 

Couple of 3.7cm flak. Bit annoyed with the barrel angle - crappy assembly instructions and horrible casts from Battlefront

Captured Russian field gun - pressie from James

PzII turret gun emplacement

And finally because I had them and they needed painting, but not for weekend

3 Tetrarch light tanks

Can't wait for the weekend - Dave has a plan for para drop scatter using paper chits and a hairdryer - i expect most of my force will end up in Belgium


  1. Good luck with the game.....and take some pictures of the Belgian countryside!

    1. mud and blood or beer and chocolate. tough call

  2. Good luck make sure the hair dryer is pointing in the right direction !

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    1. Think we may need it, Dave and James are evil