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alan L26 Jan 2018 2:38 p.m. PST

Anyone gamed this (fictitious) operation?

If so, any suggestions on rules, table layout, etc. would be appreciated.

Calico Bill26 Jan 2018 3:55 p.m. PST

I remember reading in a magazine (Miniature Wargames?) an article with photos that someone did this at a UK show. That was at least 20 years ago. I think everyone playing had their own model and made a run in, but the other players could give you cards indicating engine trouble, enemy fire, etc that spoilt your aim. The winner was the one to get the cliff face to fall, but the total damage was cumulative but not exactly known and required other players to soften up the target. Make that 30 years ago.😄

Vintage Wargaming26 Jan 2018 4:51 p.m. PST

I think it was the late Mike Ingham of the Wargames Holiday Centre

gamershs Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 5:07 p.m. PST

It was in Miniature Wargames. I read the article but didn't due anything with it. I do have the DVD of 633 Squadron.

My only problem with the movie was why after doing bomb mission why did the returning aircraft have to go back down the fjord. I guess it was more dramatic to have all of the Mosquitoes shot down.

Forager26 Jan 2018 6:32 p.m. PST

Haven't ever gamed it, but did just list it on the Plus Board as one of my favorite WWII films by coincidence.

alan L27 Jan 2018 4:00 a.m. PST

Many thanks. I will have a dig through my copies of MW of about 20 years ago.

boggler27 Jan 2018 4:35 a.m. PST

Set out some ideas for doing it in 1/600 and 1/144 (!) On my blog ages ago but didn't get much further than that:

miscmini Fezian31 Jan 2018 4:59 a.m. PST

Armaments in Miniature just released five variants of the Mosquito in 1/200 scale. I know they can be found in 1/600, 1/300, 1/144, and 1/100 scales as well.

HT squadron code decals are currently available in 1/200 and 1/600 scales. They can be re-scaled if need be.

1/200 link
1/600 link


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