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Microbiggie07 Jul 2016 10:33 a.m. PST

We manage a big game to represent the 1/15/43 AM run back up the slot by 9 Japanese destroyers-Arashi, Hamakaze, Isokaze, Tanikaze, and Urakaze as transports with Akizuki, Kuroshio, Maikaze and Tokitskaze as escorts. (pg 107-115 in Operation Ke/Letourneau is the source for the scenario)
The US had 3 players and 17 planes-9 SBDs, 4 F4Fs and 4 P-39s out of a historical 33 And the Japanese had 13-6 Zekes, 3 Hamps and 4 KI43s, out of 21 historically among 4 players
Check Your 6 rules and 6mm minis and Topside ship
US did better than what they did in 1943 and sunk 3 DDs.
Link to Operation Ke games on flickr:


The US air armada by Mark Luther, on Flickr

One Ki43 down Operation Ke game-3 by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Divebombers diving Operation Ke game-3 by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Nice overall view of action Operation Ke game-3 by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Big air games are fun.

captaincold6907 Jul 2016 1:08 p.m. PST

Hi Mark

I went to your Flickr page and my mouth just dropped when I saw your terrain for your land games.

The use of cheap styro and a bed sheet is simply amazing.

Can you explain how you get all those colorful textures? I know you use oily pastel chalk, but how you've incorporated all those colors is just breath taking.

I'm starting my own ww2 mini's group (hopefully) and your terrain is exactly what I'm looking for.

Do you use a base color sheet then spray on various colors?

Appreciate any info you can supply.

Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

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