What have I been up to since my last blog posting?
1. The Battle of Brighton in my “Operation Sealion” PBEM game is coming together. I have painted and based most of the British force. Today some more 6mm cyclists arrived in the post which must be painted and based.
2. I have been working on preparing game counters for a medieval campaign based on the TV series “Game of Thrones”. I am using army lists from DBA, with 13mm square game counters bought from “Plastics for Games” covered with printed 1/2 scale top-down soldiers copied from the “Junior General” website. The game will be played on Avalon Hill “Squad Leader” boards using a scale of one hexagon = 20 yards (half the scale of their WW2 game). Here are the counters for the yellow household.
3. I have been reading about the D-Day landings from the German perspective. I downloaded a book to my Kindle which consists of five interviews with German soldiers who were there on the day, one from each of the allied landing areas (Gold, Juno, Sword, Omaha, Utah) – although these areas were not known from the German perspective. The interviews were conducted in the 1950s, and where possible with the same soldiers who had been interviewed in 1944 for “Signal” magazine. These stories are the best reference work I have ever read with detail about actual combat. My wargames of the period will be tailored accordingly.