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Smiley Miley 66

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #120 on: March 14, 2019, 07:35:01 PM »
What we need to do is make a Realistic list of playable games that could be put on that weekend in September.
I propose a battle of Nuenen (re Easy Company. BoB episod 4 Replacements)
The battle of Son Bailey Bridge.

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #121 on: March 14, 2019, 08:16:54 PM »
Well I won't start unless it is needed,as it's a lot of work for nothing! Let me know in the next couple of weeks of you want me to crack on.

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #122 on: March 14, 2019, 09:21:27 PM »
Crack on with the Arnhem bridge Dave.
You and I can play it to death i am sure.
Miles can get Nuenen  done and anyone else who is up for it can do the Son bridge.
The trick is to fix the target and go for it.

How does that sound?
Gives 5 months. Loads of time.

Dave, if you get the Arnhem bridge done soon, you can put it on at the D day weekend, Bovington etc  too.

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #123 on: March 14, 2019, 10:29:37 PM »
The hammer and nails are out of the garage and ready to go. Will crack on next week!

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #124 on: March 15, 2019, 04:30:21 AM »
What are you going to use for the girder construction?  I have no ideas.  Thee should be plenty of pictures on the internet. maybe stills from the film too?  I have been there and it is quite big.

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« Reply #125 on: March 15, 2019, 10:22:59 AM »
I have an MDF girder bridge (shell) which an old friend gave me when he sold his model shop. So that will be the foundation, will make some plaster pillars and see how it comes together. And 6 inch nails just to hold it all together!

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #126 on: March 15, 2019, 06:14:06 PM »
I ll will do Son Bridge as well as Nuenen as these would be 2 battles with the 2 battles being one after another.  The only big thing i ve got to build is the canal, as i can get the bailey bridge as a kit.
Who has got any Airfix Pontoon Bridge boats ? I know i have 4.  As Stewart and myself have been talking about the famous assault over the River WAAL by the US Paras. We need about 20 i tnink

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #127 on: March 15, 2019, 06:22:16 PM »
Wardy if you need any "Town" houses (3storey type) i have quite few, the German and Polish makes 1/87th ho/oo scales very suitable for 15mm. Most are made up and second hand so they look realistic

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #128 on: March 15, 2019, 06:25:32 PM »
Thanks Miles, once I get the board laid out they could be most welcome.

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #129 on: March 15, 2019, 06:31:49 PM »
Ok no problem. When i ll get a chance in the next few weeks, i ll get out what would be the most suitable buildings.
Next question.
Who has British Paras ?

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« Reply #130 on: March 15, 2019, 07:33:03 PM »
Miles, I have British Paras. Stewart is looking for some Horsas for his Pegasus Bridge game so we could double up with this game. There are resin models about but how about 3D printing some if we share around the cost ? Colin, is this a possibility?

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #131 on: March 15, 2019, 07:36:00 PM »
Mike I have two gliders only need a third, the Pegasus bridge game is for June , I think the Arnhem game is for September

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #132 on: March 15, 2019, 09:56:50 PM »
I have some brit paras. 3platoons worth.

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #133 on: March 16, 2019, 07:24:25 AM »
To stop the confusion here. A quick list of possible up coming battles and events.
 In June,it is 75 th Anniversery of DDay. That is Battles in and around Normandy. Invasion of France 1944.
So this includes battles and events on the 5th/6th June and the next few days just after the intiatal invasion.
 In September, it is the 75th Anniversery of Battle of Arnhem, that is Invasion of Holland 1944. So this includes battles and events that happened during and after 17th September. This can includes the Guards armoured, 11th Armoured and also 7th Armoured divisions as all 3 divisions had there part to play in the Invasion of Holland.
Hopefully these events will be held at Entoyment on the weekends of 7/8/9 June for DDay related games.
20/21/22 September for Arnhem related games.
So those that need to wash their hair on these dates please make note.... For those that dont have hair ? ( like me! ) please make note and hopefully can particapate on these weekends in some capacity.
Hopefully before each of the dated weekends we might be able to have a few dry runs at Entoyment of some of the intented games to be played.

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Re: A Bridge Too Far
« Reply #134 on: March 16, 2019, 08:24:11 PM »
I will not be over for the June games as I am involved in commemorations here in Ouistreham, Caen, and Carentan.

These are the ones we know about so far.

I am going to another commemoration in Moyon in August this is to commemorate their liberation.