The next two boards (Bluff at Easy Green)
This is the next two boards that I’m working on right now. It is the first scenario in the Skirmish Campaigns: Heroes of Omaha and Panzer Lehr.
The scenario takes place just above the beaches in Easy Red and Easy Green sectors, in the outskirts of St Laurent-Sur-Mer. A small mission with a US platoon and only 13-15 germans with 2 LMG…
One complain I have on Skirmish Campaigns is the detail on the maps. But by following up on the bibliography for this campaign book I found several maps of this spot, one of them was in a article from National Geography, besides that I also found the place on Google Maps, which even if the area doesn’t look 100% similar today, this is still quite useful. With this maps I had a better starting point when making the board.
Quite soon I found out that this map should be two boards instead of one, some landmarks that must have played a role in the skirmish was cut out (half of the road for instance), adding an extra board also helped me to get this map working with the system for my boards. Beside all this, doing the needed research for this changes on the map was really fun and gave me a greater picture of how it must have looked like in 1944.
Here I have drawn the map onto the two boards… Just after this picture is taken, I carved the sunken road into the polystyrene and added a layer of plaster to the surface where I can glue my gravel and sand.
This is the first I show on my terrain. There will go a couple of months before we have moved to our new apartment and I again can work on the terrain!