Operation “None Softhearted” (1)

This is the first post relating to my plan for the Donald Featherstone annual tribute weekend in 2021. 2020 is already booked as a Zulu Wars game, so I have plenty of time to prepare.

My intention is to present a game based largely on the novel “Bomber” by Len Deighton. It will focus on a bombing raid in 1943, with each player taking command of 3 Lancaster bombers. But to add to the interest, each player will also have a JU88 night fighter to use against his fellow players.

The strategic game will be based upon a 6cm hexagon gridded cloth map. I am assembling terrain items at 1:3000 scale to place on the cloth.

I already have a large town, a castle on a hill and a chateau in its grounds, and am working on 3d printed small towns. I have received today two airfields, which will be start/finish points, and a couple of factory complexes. I have adapted them to sit on 6cm hexagon tiles to be placed wherever needed.

Now I need to add “ground” to integrate the bases onto the hexagon tiles and paint them to blend with the background cloth. It is a night raid, so dark shades will be used in painting.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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