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Steve Lampon26 Jul 2020 5:34 a.m. PST

Setting the Scene Volume 3 ‘The Road to Dombås'

Setting the Scene, Volume 3 is set in April 1940 during the invasion of Norway. This volume follows the same format as the previous two books; as a step-by-step guide for making terrain and painting figures. Volume 1 focused on a winter setting in the Ardennes during WWII, whilst Volume 2 has a Mediterranean theme and has a dual use for WWII Italy and Sicily, and the Napoleonic Peninsula War.
You will find some similarities between this volume and Volume 1 in that they are both set in a winter landscape. The inspiration for this volume came about when Pat read an article penned by David Hunter entitled ‘The Road to Dombås, 1940', which was published in issue 100 of the Wargames Soldiers and Strategy magazine.

David put together a seven game, three map campaign, designed to be used with the WWII platoon level rule system, Chain of Command. There was also guidance for converting the campaign to Bolt Action written by Guy Bowers.
The entire article and campaign for both systems is reproduced in the book with the kind permission of David Hunter and Karwansaray Publishers.

We also have the help of archivist Dag Wardenear from Norway, who has a deep and patriotic passion for the history of his native homeland. Dag has translated into English several books, originally written in Norwegian, about the invasion of Norway during WWII. He has kindly contributed to this volume by providing a brief historical overview of the events that took place in April 1940.

Two chapters (Snow paste mix and winterising existing scenery) are repeats from Volume 1 for the benefit of new readers, but the remaining chapters are entirely new with different techniques and ideas.

If we generate enough interest, this will hopefully allow us to reprint Volume 1 (which is out of print with 50-60 people on a waiting list), and Volume 2 (which is nearly out of print).

For more information or if you would like to register interest in this volume, please leave a comment on my webpage.
stevenlampon.co.uk/dombas

Col Durnford26 Jul 2020 6:02 a.m. PST

Wow, with your backdrop and all, I had to look twice to realize it was not a photo of an actual site.

Great job.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2020 6:39 a.m. PST

Beautiful, and with some chilling effects.

Seeing the chapter on how to make these terrain mat(s) ought to be really useful!

[just pre-ordered]

Atheling26 Jul 2020 1:30 p.m. PST

I've just left a comment on your blog.

My email address is:

darrell DOT hindley AT googlemail DOT com

Hopefully I'm not too late and there are some copies left?

Just Add Water Blog:
justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

arealdeadone28 Jul 2020 4:12 p.m. PST

Oh wow! No doubt this will be stunning again!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2020 4:47 a.m. PST

Have 1 and 2. Comment left – I'm in!

rob polymathsw30 Jul 2020 6:38 a.m. PST

Amazing work and wonderful photos, so atmospheric!

Steve Lampon04 Sep 2020 9:33 a.m. PST

Works progresses on the book, we now have enough interest to go to press around the end of September (ish).

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wargamingUSA22 Jan 2021 10:46 a.m. PST

All the terrain looks wonderful.

I really like your time/objective map-graphic. Very clear and quite helpful in understanding what's where in relation to other locations. I am confused since the book's sub-title is "The Road TO Dombas"… but Dombas is where the map-graphic starts (#1) with the dates getting later in time as one moves away from Dombas. What am I missing here?

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