Saturday, 28 April 2012

Build Up to D-Day - Part Two

The ground begins to take shape. Beach and hinterland become more distinguishable.




 Obstacles in place...

 ...Anti-landing craft poles and anti-tank barriers...
 Sea wall covered by emplacements...
 The shoulders of the exits covered by strong points (WiderstandsNester) from WN60 to WN74...Groups of interlocking defences able to hold off attacks independently of each other.
 These cover the possible vehicular routes off the beach
 Bunkers await troops.
 The difficulty with 20mm stuff is that the height of buildings make it seem like you can see the beach from a long way inland which is, of course, not the case.
 The German defenders got a pretty good view from the waters edge anyway.
Beach hut for rent. Available 6th June onwards...
 The 716th and the 352nd Infantry Divisions had but to survive the initial bombardment to enjoy a 'target rich' environment.
 It will prove in this game (as it did on the day) difficult to know what is shooting at you and from where.
 The beach ends where the embankment of the sea wall begins...along the line of the shingle marked here and there with wire.

'Dragons teeth'...
wire...
88's...

...rather them than me...

This one show the close country inland just off the beach....

Next time...German figures and equipment.

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic set up and work.

    This looks superb!

    More, more, more!

    ReplyDelete