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Monday, 28 July 2014
Pegasus Bridge 15mm
I've long held a wargaming dream of re fighting the coup de main attack on Pegasus Bridge on the night before D-Day 1944.
Now I'm finally close to living the dream. I've slowly but surely been beavering away on the models I require to achieve this.
Firstly I purchased a mdf model of the Bridge from the Wargame tournaments eBay shop. It cost £20 which I thought wasn't bad for the bridge and control tower. It does, however have a few issues to take note of. Firstly now it's finished I'd say it's nearer 1/144 than 1/100 so would suit either 12mm or 15mm figures. Secondly it lacks the ramp that stands on the cafe Gondre side of the canal. Finally when I checked my pictures from my visit to Normandy in 2010, I noticed it's actually a model of the current bridge - not the wartime version!
Nevertheless it looks the part and will make a fine objective. The control building is a little too big, but can accommodate based figures inside.
The other essential I now have is three Horsa gliders. These are the wonderful mdf models from Warbases. At just £2.50 they are fantastic value. They make up flawlessly and are pre-engraved with all the detail you need to give them an accurate paint job. Strictly speaking, they too are 1/144 scale but they are only there to act as markers on the table and a magnificent job they'll do.
Next I'm working on dug in Germans and some barbed wire entanglements.
Ultimately I hope to fight out the battle with Crossfire, BKC and IABSM to see how the results differ.