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mgk416703 Feb 2019 9:41 p.m. PST

A game depicting the glider-borne attack against Eben Emaal is at: link

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Oberlindes Sol LIC03 Feb 2019 10:30 p.m. PST

That was awesome. thanks.

KPinder04 Feb 2019 8:21 a.m. PST

I was thinking about doing an Eben Emael once several ages ago. I found a website that had 3d data files on the emplacements. Of course, being 3d files they are infinitely scaleable. I'm not sure, but I think the files were free.

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Something to consider, given the burgeoning access to 3d printing recources.

Legion 404 Feb 2019 9:07 a.m. PST

Very nice !!!! thumbs up

Marc at work04 Feb 2019 9:47 a.m. PST

KP – that is a very useful link. thank you

mgk416704 Feb 2019 1:47 p.m. PST

Useful web-site. It's where I found the only decent image of Mi Nord. I have photos of all of the major defensive blocks included with my scenario.

Thanks for your interest.

rsutton04 Feb 2019 6:19 p.m. PST

Nice looking game…
Robin

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2019 6:55 p.m. PST

Very nicely done, good layout And figures. I've always thought this would make an interesting wargame. I wonder how pepped up on meth The glider troops were, like the rest of the German forces attacking in the Western front.

mgk416704 Feb 2019 7:14 p.m. PST

Not sure about meth (Falschirmjaeger Chocolates?) but at least one of them was drunk. You might have noticed an obscure reference to Ernst Grechza and Cupola 120. Grechza had filled his water bottle with Dutch Courage and arrived on the fort quite drunk. When his squad noticed Cupola 120 rising and beginning to traverse, Grechza ran to it and sat on one of the guns as the turret rotated. His squad leader Wenzel ordered him off and then threw 3kg charges down each barrel. After the attack all enlisted men were awarded the Iron Cross and promoted one rank – except Grechza who missed out but had a great story to tell.

Gerard Leman15 Feb 2019 8:38 p.m. PST

Very nice, but you're missing the frites stand. :-)

alphus9925 Feb 2019 4:05 a.m. PST

Nice Fallschirmjager, who are they made by?

lesarmeesoubliees01 Mar 2019 5:44 a.m. PST

I think there is zvesda, but there is other firm (I dont know).

Marc at work01 Mar 2019 10:29 a.m. PST

Caesar

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and

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But these are too late for Eben Emaal

mgk416701 Mar 2019 4:52 p.m. PST

Please excuse the delay team I'm travelling.

lesarmeesoubliees was right with the single figure: it is from the Zvezda paratroopers.

All other figures are FAA figures, specifically their FJR Assault Group link and their assault pioneer party. Nice figures, although the big pioneer packs they wear technically came in after the 1940 invasion. I do not know if they are still in production.

If you want to model figures of Sturmabteilung Koch specifically for Eben Emael and the assault on the bridges at Veldwezelt, Vroenhoeven and Kanne, then the helmets should be camouflaged with a 'mud' texture that gives a tan colour, rough matt finish. Believe it or not I have the composition recipe somewhere. I'll dig it out when I am home. (PS it's not actually mud….

Oh, and the Germans 'forgot' to put any markings on their gliders

I should be setting up the next scenario 152 the assault on the bridges in mid-March

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