Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Omaha: Breaking Through

Engineers get to blow the road block off the beach on extreme right flank...
...and the dragons teeth on the left flank...
 Red sand dries so well you need a hammer to break it.
 3" mortar give cover from the waters edge. Lots of mortar men have broken toes from standing on the base plate on soft ground to keep the tube steady.
 Having use the shingle and the knocked out tanks as cover the infantry are ready to move off now the fire has slackened and the road is open.
 wire check easier to overcome without crossfire.
 moving up
 to the next cover

 lone infantryman takes on blind side of 88mm bunker (no he didn't make it)
 Bazooka bulls eye on another pill box
 Torch leaves nothing for this bazooka man to do
Sorry about the quality of this last pic but it does illustrate the outflanking rather well...


  1. More great photos. Your terrain is superb and with the added special effects (pyrotechnics) it all looks incredibly convincing like there's something really going on here. Love the mortar team; is that true about the broken toes? Interesting point.
    Thanks for another enjoyable post!

    Best regards


  2. Thanks. I just take pics as we play. We like the 'pyrotechnics' because they're obviously game markers firstly and effects secondly. Because it takes us a long time to play games, with various folk coming and going each week, it helps to see what is happening and where we're up to.
    A mate of mine had all his toes broken from just that cause standing on the baseplate of an 81mm mortar when they drop the weapon for emergency or quick fire purposes on soft terrain. It's surprisingly common.

  3. I like the pyrotechnics too! I thoroughly enjoy all your posts, and your sense of humour. Your games always look to be a lot of fun to play.

    For what it's worth, I've nominated your blog for the "Leibster" award. You can check out my Serrez les Rangs! blog for details.

    Thanks, and I look forward to more!

  4. Hi Simon, I've nominated you for a good blog award thingie because your photos are so good:

    Hope all is well in sunny Ayrshire.


  5. Well, I don't know what to say. Thanks Robert and Paul, you're too kind. I will certainly check it out. I'll have to start an acceptance speech straight away!