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Mad Monarchist24 Oct 2013 10:20 a.m. PST

Excellent game set up by Deal Wargames Clubs. The pictures are from the links listed below.





Tango India Mike24 Oct 2013 11:03 a.m. PST

Wow, what a fantastic looking game. Especially like the landing paras with their 'chutes.
One question, what is the strange looking globe topped building? Looks like a water tower but may be an observatory…lovely scenery.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian24 Oct 2013 11:41 a.m. PST

Excellent scenery, really. What figures did you use for the Danes? Rules? I for one always appreciate the road less traveled for WW2 as a gaming subject (along with all the other less well known subjects of the 20th century)…evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

Mad Monarchist24 Oct 2013 11:55 a.m. PST

Leland, I'll try to dig up a few more pics for you. The blokes at Deal are regulars on the UK show circuit, and have done Madagascar, Iraq, and the Slovak-Hungarian border war of 1939, to name but a few of the more obscure campaigns. From what I can tell the Danes look to be simple conversions of SHQ's Dutch marines.

Mishima, my guess is it's probably a water tower. The only way to be sure is to trawl to the catalogues of Germany's HO railway modelling companies, however. ;)

Etranger24 Oct 2013 1:40 p.m. PST

Mishima I think it's a Kibri water tower from their industrial range. Alternatively it could be a beer storage tower from their brewery!

Legion 424 Oct 2013 2:33 p.m. PST

WOW !!!!! thumbs up

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2013 6:10 a.m. PST


donlowry25 Oct 2013 10:20 a.m. PST

Are those cows in the proper livery for Denmark?

BlackWidowPilot Fezian25 Oct 2013 11:38 a.m. PST

Are those cows in the proper livery for Denmark?

Of course they are, as they all only produce Havarti cheese like any good Danish cow should! Don't you know that's why the Germans invaded Denmark in 1940? It was the cheese that drew them like moths to a flame…evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

brunet26 Oct 2013 1:21 a.m. PST

like the chutes, which firm?

ottenfeld26 Oct 2013 8:24 a.m. PST

I love the Fokker D XXI in Danish colours.

Tango India Mike26 Oct 2013 3:17 p.m. PST

Thanks for the responses. It was just curiosity – I'm not looking to buy one.

Come In Nighthawk18 Jun 2016 7:20 a.m. PST

What scale is this?? 1/72nd, or 18mm (20mm)?

C M DODSON18 Jun 2016 10:23 a.m. PST

Inspirational stuff. Bert wished.


uglyfatbloke18 Jun 2016 2:26 p.m. PST

That is just splendid..really splendid..

Umpapa19 Jun 2016 1:29 p.m. PST

I somehow expected Lego building. ;)

Great scenery. Awesome.

Beaumap26 Jun 2016 1:42 p.m. PST

very attractive – was it fought in 'real time'?

AdeDWS13 Jul 2016 2:40 p.m. PST

Thank you everyone for all your positive comments and
apologies for no previous response as I have been "wandering in the wilderness" for sometime.

The globe topped building is indeed a water tower, the Danish infantry were converted from SHQ Greatcoated German Infantry. All heads replaced with ones wearing Slovak helmets, the distinctive flare of the bottom rim being added from Green Stuff, which was also used for their backpacks and calf length trousers. Motorcycles were converted from SHQ BOWs with new sculpt bodyguards, Madsen mgs, scratching sidecars carrying scratched Madsen 20mms with one on an AA mount carried on a Frontline civilian truck, also converted. Over 100 figs converted in total.

German paras with deployed chutes are Kelly's Heroes from Andy Grubb ( Grubby tanks / Britannia )

Rules used were Rapid Fire. Was it played in real time? Naaa but sometimes it felt it took longer to set up and dismantle than the actual campaign. Full credit to our member Chris whose idea it was. All it took was a couple of photos to convince me it was a good idea……..

George Buzby01 Sep 2016 11:10 a.m. PST

What a wonderful table you've set. I absolutely love it. Much too late to be helpful, but I contracted with Matt Hingley at Elheim Figures and he's sculpted several 1940 Danes for me. They can be purchased directly from his website.

- George

historygamer01 Sep 2016 4:50 p.m. PST

What was the water in the bay made out of? Excellent set up.

AdeDWS11 Sep 2016 6:30 a.m. PST

Thanks George, I was aware that some are now available and even though the game is now nestling in our back catalogue, always helpful to know there are some out there.
Historygamer, the water was household emulsion painted over PVA coated 20mm thick Styrofoam boards. Several coats of gloss yacht varnish were added and boards left to dry in my shed. Unseasonably (for UK) hot weather had the unexpected result of turning the shed into an oven which rippled the surface of the varnish resulting in the water effect.
Thanks for all the positive comments everyone

McSorley16 Sep 2016 5:02 a.m. PST

The wargame probably lasted longer than the war.

Maha Bandula25 Jan 2019 8:43 p.m. PST

Interesting how far the wargaming world has come now that we have two very extensive ranges of Danes in 20mm; namely Elhiem and Early War Miniatures.

French Wargame Holidays27 Jan 2019 1:48 p.m. PST

Fabulous looking game guys, well done!


Legion 428 Jan 2019 6:51 a.m. PST

Again WOW !!!! Great all the way around ! gold star

themodelwarrior29 Jan 2019 8:45 a.m. PST

Drooling over all the detail and all the hard work that has gone into that board and game. Where did they get the parachutes from ?

Maha Bandula15 Feb 2019 8:53 p.m. PST

For my own reference: the palace is most likely a 1/87 Vollmer kit (Bahnhof Nordstadt to be precise).


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