This weekend gone, the Cold War Commanders laid on another big game, the opening salvos of a Warpact invasion of Denmark, taking on NATO's Landjut command.
First, the centre piece of the Kiel Canal table was this rail bridge over the canal, built by Richard Phillips from, I think, a Remagen Bridge model. Unfortunately, Richard couldn't attend the event, although he did pass us his terrain, most of which is used on the table photos that follow. I sent this image to Richard on Friday night to make sure we'd put it together correctly.
We had two tables (12x6ft) set up in the Skittle Alley of the Tudor Arms pub in Slimbridge. The image below looks along the coastline table (coast to the right).
Another view of the table with coastline.
View showing the river which cut across the table, reaching the coastline by a town with the only bridge across.
The other table, with a very muddy looking Kiel Canal running across it. Warpact forces would start on the right, NATO on the left. Note the road ferry to right of the gas plant alongside the canal in the foreground and the rail bridge in the distance.
Further along the canal. Another car ferry in the distance.
The rail bridge and embankment in the context of the table.
One of the car ferries.
Built up area in NATOs deployment zone.
The coastline table, looking at the mouth of the river with the coastal town and bridge.
The coastline further from the town. The large open area needed some woods, but we ran out of felt in the evening set up, so finished it the following day.
Great looking tables, almost totally due to Richard Phillips great scenario building skills. Thanks Richard, sorry you couldn't be there.
Thanks to you too for looking.