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martin goddard

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Stewart's Crete paras
« on: October 14, 2020, 10:34:35 PM »

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Re: Stewart's Crete paras
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 10:39:01 PM »
A splendid spread Sewart.
The chutes with canisters look very good indeed.


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Re: Stewart's Crete paras
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 06:52:26 AM »
Very nice, Stewart - a most impressive force.

And I agree about the canopies - can you please tell us how you achieved that look on them?

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Re: Stewart's Crete paras
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 08:45:03 AM »
Simon, they were under coated grey primer for metal (Wilco) then canopyís painted white, risers painted black then dry brushed olive green then all painted in a light coat of army painter soft tone.


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Re: Stewart's Crete paras
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 09:00:42 AM »
Thanks Stewart. That combination of dry brushing and soft tone wash works worked very well!

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Re: Stewart's Crete paras
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 08:33:11 PM »
They are looking very splendid Stewart. the chute model look good.

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Re: Stewart's Crete paras
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 09:06:52 PM »
Thanks, just got to finish the bases

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Re: Stewart's Crete paras
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 07:50:55 AM »
Looking very good Stewart. I think all in all Most of us by the end of the year should have the Forces done. I know personally i am just finishing up on few bits then I ve got to do mine and Mikeís table terrain. But that will only take 2-3 weeks once me and Mike have settled on how the Gorge should be represented ? Once Mike is able to mix and play again.
But itís not like we havenít got ďTimeĒ on our hands at the moment ?
My next project is to re visit the factory game for the shows.
 Start thinking of 1942 (2022) forces ? As 1941(2021) year of gaming could be a wash out ???( except Crete ) But saying that 1941/1942 a lot of the forces are pretty much similar better than 1940 standard of equipment but not quite as good as 1943 plus.
 Just a quick one. Talking of 1943 (2023) Kursk. Would anyone be interested in doing a similar project to Crete? Obviously we can only represent little snippets of the battle ? I might as well get the ball rolling now ? By the time we do Crete proper ideas could have been formed and knowing what we need to do on the way ?
Miles

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Re: Stewart's Crete paras
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2020, 08:11:04 AM »
Miles,
What level / style of play do you have in mind for Kursk? I guess this could be a trial at scale for the tank-only option in PBI 20/20 (if this is kept in), or else maybe more of a combined arms game? Or maybe a bit of both if split over multiple tables?
I have bought a Desant rider force to do some time - this could be my chance?
Maybe, like Crete, if you can sketch out the general shape of things, people will sign up?
Simon

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 08:17:02 AM »
This is why I want to discuss it ? For now.
I ve started a new thread, so we can keep it away from Crete, as this is the on going project.
I would prefer it to be a combined arms game where possible. As PBI is primarily an Infantry game.
There is many aspects of the campaign that can be realistically represented, as like you have done for Crete.
So itís getting people to start thinking about it and see where it goes ?
Miles

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Re: Stewart's Crete paras
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2020, 08:24:15 AM »
OK, I'm in then (that was hard, wasn't it?  :D).

Looking forward to coming along for the ride.

Simon