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uglyfatbloke05 Feb 2016 6:48 a.m. PST

Anyone interested in joining us for a large – in very sense – WW2 game in the Spring? 54mm (1/35) kit, two parallel 20 foot (or more)tables, hundreds of figures and dozens of vehicles – mostly from John Lander's collection as seen at Wargames Holiday Centre/ Salute and so on. We'll probably set the game in Normandy and play over two days, but we're open to suggestions.
We're in Shetland, so travelling is obviously a major consideration, but we can put up at least two people. Naturally if you have 54mm stuff you want to bring along that'd be very welcome.

By John 5405 Feb 2016 10:51 a.m. PST

Glad my stuff is getting an outing! hope you have a great game.


uglyfatbloke05 Feb 2016 12:03 p.m. PST

It's getting a lot of outings; Pat just loves the 54mm stuff; she prefers it to the 28mm and 20mm kit…likes the greater degree of character . Looks like I've just picked up a couple of your Achilles TDs from ebay and may get a Firefly and a Sherman or two as well; the owner was only interested in the infantry.

Gone Fishing05 Feb 2016 1:21 p.m. PST

I'm jealous of anyone who gets to be a part of it. Though every size has its attractions, there's nothing quite like 54mm. Best of luck with it all, and please post photos once the dust settles!

Green Tiger05 Feb 2016 1:54 p.m. PST

Isn't 54mm 1/32nd?

uglyfatbloke05 Feb 2016 2:57 p.m. PST

I suppose it's close enough to either, but our vehicles are 1/35.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Feb 2016 12:00 p.m. PST

Oh man, I'd love to play in a game like that, but crossing the Atlantic is a bit far for a game :-)

Best of luck guys!

uglyfatbloke07 Feb 2016 1:56 p.m. PST

Fair enough…It's enough of a trek to fly to mainland Scotland, but then you'd have another flight (or overnight ferry) to Shetland. We've started to play with the idea of taking our 1/35 kit (British paratroops obviously) to play a game at Arnhem if that's any help….

Green Tiger08 Feb 2016 6:42 a.m. PST

Much more readily available I guess !

uglyfatbloke08 Feb 2016 9:12 a.m. PST

Well, we're sad, sad people who take toys with us when we go on holiday – just not sure how viable it would be to take the 1/35 stuff…but we're working on it!

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa08 Feb 2016 10:47 a.m. PST

So close (close enough to get BBC Radio Scotland's Shetland programming!), yet so far….

USUTHU08 Feb 2016 12:14 p.m. PST

Again travelling with figures?
Did you get my email about the 2nd of January?

The hotel was a good idea, i might organise another game before June for some people interested!

uglyfatbloke09 Feb 2016 3:08 a.m. PST

Possibly not – I've had lots of email-provider problems recently. Could you send it again maybe?
We're going to be in Arnhem in early April and (of course) we'll bring some stuff with us – just not sure what yet – but we can bring 20mm figures if you want to have a game.
We'd like to bring the 1/35 stuff sometime, but that's quite an undertaking obviously, however Pat will be retiring at the end of this year so we might come by car/ferry next January in which case 1/35 would be on the agenda.

uglyfatbloke10 Feb 2016 5:04 a.m. PST

Wetpatch…presumably you can't be that far away if you get BBC Radio Shetland? If you can get yourself here we can put you up easily enough.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa11 Feb 2016 1:38 p.m. PST

North coast of the mainland. However, chances of me being able to slip off for a night or two for wargaming at moment are zero. 15 years time maybe…. oh, wait I'll be paying the kids through uni', so I'll have time, but even less money!

uglyfatbloke11 Feb 2016 4:16 p.m. PST

Yup; been there, done that, got the shirt and the scars…In a sense it does n't really get any better; one day your kids are in primary 3 the next you've got grandchildren.

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