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Stewart 46A

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D-Day at Entoyment
« on: June 08, 2019, 07:56:18 AM »
There are D-Day themed games on at Entoyment hobby shop near Poole all this weekend.
I am running a Pegasus Bridge game, Martin (Mr PP) is running ‘train wreckers’ game (. French resistance) , Miles (Stan) is running Gold Beach ( very impressive game), there are Cruel seas and other games being put on as well . All participation games so come along and join in.

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Re: D-Day at Entoyment
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 09:13:01 AM »
Have a great time, chaps - I hope it all goes well.

Sorry I can't join you on this occasion.

Simon

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Re: D-Day at Entoyment
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 07:15:06 PM »
Hope you had lots of interest and support for the games and the commemorations.

Spent the day with my local club in Carentan displaying wargames to the visitors to the town.

We put on two games, one was a 6mm game of the Carentan area with the Para's and the German defenders in the flooded marshes and the other a 28mm Omaha beach landing.

Had lots of people through the doors. Varied from a couple of very old american WW2 para veterans of 98 and 102. The younger was in a wheel chair with the other helping him. We have seen families, serving US para's, and lots of reenactors. Even some men from germany dressed as 101st para's.

 

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Re: D-Day at Entoyment
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 10:08:15 PM »
Well done on your games, Les.

What did the veterans think about them?

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Re: D-Day at Entoyment
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 08:12:35 AM »
Enjoyable weekend. Lots of people enjoyed our Beachhead game. Yes the British did win, and as history was written, within reason. Yes the 77mm Casement is very hard to destroy. But it does get destroyed. Once this gone the rest does seem to be history after that.
The Staff down at Entoyment always look after us as well.
We are taking this game to Bovington, yes if anyone wants to helps us run it please do.
Mike can’t be there on this weekend and it does really take 4 people to run the game, as it is 2 tables, and in reality two separate battles.
It is only PBI ? With some specialist rule tweaks to make the game run.
Hopefully we can persuade Les to organise our play sheet for us so it is clearer to read ???
We can run the game at Entoyment on another Saturday again in the up and coming future, one that suits people that maybe were washing their hair this last weekend ? As myself, Colin and Mike have put a lot of effort into this “Monster” of A project, in the name of this forum, it would be nice to see some of the members maybe joining in ?
We do try and do these projects with plenty of warning.
Miles

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Re: D-Day at Entoyment
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 08:29:38 AM »
Thanks and well done on all your efforts, Miles and Mike.

I have Bovington in my diary, but things are somewhat fluid on the home front, so I'll have to let you know nearer the time - sorry I can't commit further than that at this stage.

Simon

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Re: D-Day at Entoyment
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 08:54:07 PM »
Yes and today just down with my daughter and watch an interesting convoy go down the road outside her front door, first low-loader had a camouflaged Panther on it, the second low- loader had a M10 tank destroyer on it, and the third to go by had a camouflaged Panzer 4 with all the armour extras. These were the passing tanks.

http://www.museedesblindes.fr/actualites-du-musee-des-blindes-de-saumur/item/normandy-victory-museum

Went over to the museum and they had them running around in the mud. A bit like Bovington twenty years ago before health and safety caught up with them.

Who ever came round were just very pleased to see the WW2 battles for the relief of Europe being portrayed.

Some more pictures of the commemorations https://www.facebook.com/pg/NormandyVictory/photos/?ref=page_internal

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Re: D-Day at Entoyment
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 10:38:32 AM »
Nice topical news, Les - and thanks for the photos of the tanks - some nicely-finished camo on the Panther and Tiger IV!

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Re: D-Day at Entoyment
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 11:56:18 AM »
I also visited this battle site on the way back from Omaha beach.

The Battle of Formigny, fought on 15 April 1450, was a major battle of the Hundred Years' War between England and France. The destruction of England's last army in Normandy in the battle and the decisive French victory paved the way for the capture of the remaining English strongholds in Normandy.