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pushing tin29 Jun 2020 6:38 a.m. PST

We did a 'what if' scenario based on a hypothetical German invasion of the UK in 1941 and subsequent battles near Oxford.













mghFond29 Jun 2020 6:45 a.m. PST

A lot of airpower in use, many WW2 games lack that element. Good to see.

pushing tin29 Jun 2020 7:16 a.m. PST

Yes, and they mostly didn't hit much, which is probably fairly realistic!

BattlerBritain29 Jun 2020 8:29 a.m. PST

I noticed your aircraft stands using a magnet with a ball socket?

Where did you get those from?

Table looks great by the way.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2020 8:49 a.m. PST

Nicely done! Love the fog of war element. We are playing a WWII NE Europe game, Brits vs Germans, remotely and is sure is interesting how people play differently when they lack the 10,000 foot view perspective!

Your minis, terrain and buildings are very, very impressive – great work

Legion 429 Jun 2020 9:17 a.m. PST

thumbs up

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2020 10:33 a.m. PST

Is the map of an actual location in England at the time?

pushing tin29 Jun 2020 1:08 p.m. PST

@GamePoet the map in the post is my terrain setup stitched together from photos to make it look like an aerial photo. But this is based upon a real place in England and the setup is based upon period maps from the NLS map site


I scratchbuilt the model of the waterworks based on a photo of when it was first built in the 1930's


Swinford tollbridge is a real toll bridge built in 1769 and, as I state in my blog post, you still get charged 5p (or a shilling in old money) to cross it in a car. As 10,000 vehicles cross a day this earns quite a lot for the owner, especially as it's tax free!


@battlerBritain, I can't remember where the stands were from, I've accumulated them from various sources over the years. I bought the magnets and stuck them on myself (you are seeing a bigger magnet and a smaller magnet on the plane, I think)

BattlerBritain29 Jun 2020 2:28 p.m. PST

thumbs up

Bozkashi Jones30 Jun 2020 7:08 a.m. PST

I absolutely LOVE the mocked up aerial reconnaissance photo! That's the sort of immersive verisimilitude I love in games.

Really nice, thanks


Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 7:43 a.m. PST

Pushing the Envelope I'd say awesome concept and execution, and the pics of it all are evocative!

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