We played out the rest of our game last night . The Americans had a tough time of it at the start as they had attacked with only a few platoons that were unsupported . The Germans while heavily outnumbered were able to make local fire superiority count and keep the paras at a distance . This time the Americans would be better co-ordinated and were also able to secure some extra artillery assets
Picking up those brushes again.
I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.
I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.
Friday, 23 October 2020
Gaming. Normandy 44 -The bridge at La Chapelle - part 2
Monday, 19 October 2020
Gaming . Normandy 44 .The bridge at La Chapelle part 1
We played the opening 4 moves of our zoom game tonight. Opening bombardment plastering the far side of the river doing some damage to the defending units .
Sunday, 18 October 2020
Gaming - Normandy 44 - Battles on the Merderet. and an update.
With the Covid rates around my area having increased my local group find ourselves back under a version of lockdown where we can’t meet face to face. So it’s time to set up another Zoom game. This one is back to Normandy 44 with an early battle west of St Mere L’Eglise With a US paratroop unit attacking across the difficult terrain of the flooded Merderet river to capture a bridge. We will start playing this week so just the terrain set up for you for now.
Sunday, 11 October 2020
Terrain - trees and bits
It’s been a while since the last post . The day job involves keeping the world connected through CV19 which has had its challenges and continues to do so , along with managing to grab an escape on holiday to wonderful part of Scotland . As the dark nights close in its time to up the production- so I am clearing out a bunch of terrain pieces over the coming weeks
First up is a set of larger trees. These are by Busch and are in the height range from 90 to 140 mm and are the largest ones I have suitable for 15mm. That gives me at least 250 trees now. In addition I have some 6mm size conifers that mate Scotty found in his stash and gifted to me . I have started making a few large bases of these. Plus I am working my way to a 100 feet of hedging/bocage (66 feet so far) so I have another 8 foot under way . This batch will have a higher profile using some D shaped beading as a base .