Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Wow, how time flies!

Just realised that it's been a while since my last post.  Have been super busy with sorting out the first half of operation 'Carboot Courtyard', which is to be West Cornwall games Club's big summer game.  The idea came from Martin, the bastard, I didn't know they could do that, Smith, after he decided that in order to properly satisfy his inner nerd we should reduce down 63 miles of Operation Market Garden ( Holland - September 1944) into a 16 foot by 8 foot table for his birthday at the end of July.

Having agreed to this extreme idea, it was tasked to me to do the following:

Build the board!   Aaarrrggghhhhh!!!!!

I must say that at this point I decided that I needed help (fellow builders, NOT Psychological).  I recruited Big Al and Smiffee to assist.  So over Easter weekend we started with 16 linear feet of hedges and a few old woods that needed some repairs.

So we set to task turning this:

Into this:

Amazingly, we managed this over the long Easter weekend.  Fuelled by wine and pizza we pulled 14 hour days, but what a result.

We have taken the board to Swmee (Shepton Mallet) and to Legionary (Exeter) and at both shows it has been well received.

Oh, forgot to mention the 2 platoons of Waffen SS (52 figures) that I had to build in a day, then get painted in 2 days for the shows.

That "Smiffee" What a bastard!

So that's half the board, next up is Nijmegen and Arnham, both with rivers and bigger bridges.

A final massive thankyou has to go to Big Al for scratch building Veghel bridge the same weekend, that man is a P-card dynamo.

Veghel Bridge:

Lucky dice


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