Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Airfield Building

This is a MGB resin model that came as part of an airfield set with revetted bays, stores, and a base with a Jeep and a towed runway controller's van (the latter now serving as a Soviet command element).

It's in 1/300th scale and will serve as the control tower of the civilian airfield south of the Lippe.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Big Box of Goodies

I managed to get over to Steve (The Baggage Train)  Oates’s house on Saturday evening to collect the Arnhem Bridge model that Steve has kindly donated to the SOTCW for use in the Crisis Point game and beyond. 
Steve very kindly provided me with a huge box of goodies:

Quite apart from the bridge:

...which is going to be a bit of a challenge, Steve also very kindly provided a whole load of Atlantic Wall style bunkers and command positions:

Oh, and another bridge!

I don’t see why the NATO forces shouldn’t reuse old Westwall fortifications so some of these will be used in the big game.  Others will see the light of day in future SOTCW demo games.
I can’t recommend Steve’s stuff too highly.  Check it out at The Baggage Train.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Crisis Point

Planning for the big Cold War Commander game in Sheffield (21 and 22 April 2012) is going really well.  The game has now acquired a title, "Crisis Point", reflecting the fact that a victory for either side here will almost certainly determine the outcome of the war in Germany.

For details see the Yahoo group here.