Saturday, September 24, 2011

More photos of the game

LZ / DZ through Oosterbeek to Arnhem and the Bridge

The goal

German counter attack - well placed dice!!

1st A/L Bgde approaching the outskirts of Arnhem

Brigade HQ

Paras forming up for an assault
All of these photos were taken by Greg Blake.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

British Airborne Supply Dump

The British felt secure in Oosterbeek after they dispatched all of the defenders in record tim. So they established their main RASC location in the park opposite the Hartenstein.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Prize - Arnhem Bridge

Just a few photos of the "prize" - the Bridge over the River Rhine at Arnhem

The Bridge over the rooftops of a damaged Arnhem

The "Prize"

Last photo courtesy of Greg Blake who took some great shots of the game - I will share some more in coming days.

30 Corp and air support

The inital advance by 30 Corp was progressing well until the head of the column met resistance and lost a few vehicles.

Black smoke at the head of the column means trouble

So some support is called up ....

Almost a gun camera
and the resistance is silenced - well at least that particular threat.  There were many more to come.

The idea was copied by me from a similar setup at  the wonderful Market Garden game played in the US a few years ago.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

March of the Airborne Recce Sqdn

Very tired so just a few selected snippets of the game we spent the weekend playing - a large Market Garden game on fantastic terrain with great company.  There are more pitcure to come over the following days.

Thought I would focus first on my beloved 1st Airborne Reconnaisance Squadron.

Forming up on the LZ

Moving out through Wolfheze

On their way to an appointment

Appointment kept - but the Germans only got one man - no jeeps

Approaching the northern suburbs of Arnhem

Cautious advance

Which way now?

Proof we did get to the bridge - and they did some damage too!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Nearing the end of the US Paras

I am close to the end of the line for the US Paras.  A bit more work on the bases, some highlighting of the weapons metalwork, glueing all of the jeep crews in and then finishing off the gun bases. 

Hamilcar WIP

Never ever again will I buy a Vacform kit.  This has taken most of the day to get to the stage below and I am sure when I hit it with undercoat and then paint tomorrow I will find all sorts of blemishes.

Anyway, I will only ever build one Hamilcar and so I guess the effort is worth it.  It is also very fragile - so we won't be launching it to see if glides onto the correct LZ. 

Friday, September 9, 2011


Wanted to get a photo up to satisfy myself that I am making progress.  But as always once I take a photo I see the bits not done - the metalwork on the weapons need some work.  Anyway here they are.