Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

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.

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.

US forces must advance into the flood plain , work out how to cross or use the causeway . Capture the bridge and hold it . 

Next up is sorting out the troops.

I have been clearing out terrain stuff and have just about completed work on another 24 feet of hedge - taking me to 90 feet. This though is a bit more heavy duty bocage with a raised earthen bank . I still need to add some tufts etc - a day making tufts for the winter season is pencilled in for next weekend . 


  1. Looks fab. morituri te salutant

  2. Such a simple design concept nut superbly executed. The layout looks magnificent.

  3. Superb table, love the water effect. Good work on the hedges, if I may ask, what brand are the buildings? Cheers Greg https://deltacoy.blogspot.com/

    1. Thanks . They are all by Tiger Terrain
      IMHO they are the best you can get for Normandy

    2. Thanks for that. Just checked them out but unfortunately not taking any orders. An indication in their message that they may be closing up shop. A pity as they have some great stuff.

    3. Hi. Stephan who runs it has shut over winter before - always worth registering an interest for when production is back up again.


Work in hand


No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.

15mm Terrain bits
15mm WW2 Germans

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan.

15mm Napoleonics .