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    Apologies but this is not Wings related:

    A call to anyone who would be willing to lend a desperate group (Simon (Maverick), Chris (Hedeby) and myself), any quantity of Bolt Action 28mm British (Infantry, support weapons, Tanks - painted please) suitable for a 75th Anniversary D Day Bolt Action game to raise money for the Royal British Legion and the YMCA charities would be gratefully appreciated.

    Owing to distances involved, (ie I'm up north in Ashington, where said game is taking place) would you also be willing to drop them off at Simons (Gloucester area), Chris (Doncaster area) or myself (Newcastle area) or allow us to pick them up (if your close)?

    Please PM one of us if you can help out.

    Dates required as soon as possible as games are Friday 7th June (Pegasus Bridge - ample figures we have already) and Saturday 8th June (D Day landings - 18ft x 4ft layout (Germans and US we have a plenty it's British we are short of).

    Everything to be returned ASAP after event.

    Anyone interested in popping in to see us are more than welcome, you might even get a game.

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    Hope all goes well with this marshalling of forces, Neil - Simon tried his best to interest me in Bolt Action by showing me all of his Brits when we visited in January - they are gorgeous figures, and I look forward to seeing photos of the invasion sometime later this summer! Best of luck as you attempt this wonderful feat

    All the best,
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    I will see if I can get any help from the Doncaster Wargames Group (they often have neighbouring tables at many of the local shows) I know they are heavily into Bolt Action

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    Failing that I will buy some Brits and get them painted

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    Cheers Chris.

    Once boards are complete I'll post a picture.
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    You may want to try the Wakefield Wargames club, I think they do a bit of Bolt action , if of course you are after players as well as figures, .i can try and get you a contact name if you need

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    A quick pic on the way to completionName:  IMG_20190401_121222.jpg
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    Sea boards now base painted and beach defences dry brushed. Just detailing and flocking to do.

    Then all the othe bits and pieces.
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    That's a mammoth task and looking very nice so far. I'd be interested to see the sea boards.

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    Go Neil Go - looking rather spectacular - talk about big

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    Wow..
    Need more men

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    So, can I use these at Doncaster 2019? They are boats! Glory days all the sea/beach boards are completed.

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    If you paint them, they will come.......

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    Need more men
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    They look great Neil

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Very impressive., Neil. Can't wait for D-Day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Very impressive., Neil. Can't wait for D-Day
    Karl
    Neither can I Karl. For then I can stop painting and building and take a long holiday.
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    OK, some more detailing, flocking etc and they'll be done.
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    Fantastic Neil! That will be glorious to play on.

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    Crazy atuff there, Neil! How big is each board? And where do you plan to play the game?

    I look forward to seeing more, as well as the pics from the marathon gaming session...

    All the best,
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    The complete board is 18ft long and 4ft wide. Made up of 9 4x2 mdf boards. Game covers Sword, Juno, Gold and Omaha beaches with a small Pont du Hoc at the end.

    Game is being played on June 8th, at Ashington YMCA centre. Doors open 10am and close (to the public) 4pm. We can game on into the night but have to be clear and tidied up Saturday night.

    8 Players.

    All 28mm scale, Bolt Action rules. Nearly 1,000 figures, 10-13 Landing Craft (TBC), loads of supporting arms (mortars, MMG, artillery etc) and 20 armoured vehicles.

    Raising money for British Legion and the YMCA, my local gaming club.

    We have some raffle prizes, 3 Bolt Action orientated (From Warlord Games) and a number donated by my employer (Jewellery and Watches and nick knacks shop).



    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Crazy atuff there, Neil! How big is each board? And where do you plan to play the game?

    I look forward to seeing more, as well as the pics from the marathon gaming session...

    All the best,
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    We are having a trial run through for timings etc on 1st May, but will only be fighting Omaha and Pont du Hoc. (Although all the boards will be laid out complete). This will also give the YMCA time to take promotional pictures for advertising the event.

    Ill send pictures of the complete set up and game in hand after 1st MAy.

    I'm hoping that Graeme (the YMCA tech wizard) can rig up a live feed internet connection for people to watch the game progress.
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    Amazing! I so look forward to your success with this project, Neil A live feed would be spiffing

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Live feed should have confirmation of yeah or neah on Tuesday night.
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    Looks like we might get the live feed but no sound due to some new legal requirements but we are trying it out on Wednesday during our trial game.

    Neil
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    How can I get some raffle tickets Neil ?


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    A long shot from trial game.

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    Pegasus Bridge set built up.
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    This continues to look more amazing each time you share photos, Neil! Absolutely stunning

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Mammoth task Neil you and Simon are to be commended.


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    Ye Gods, that looks amazing. REP gun fired

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    I wish I could be there in person to see it!
    Where is all this getting stored, though.
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    Attic, man cave floor/bookcases/2 desks/window ledge, spare bedroom, and the YMCA

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    I wish I could be there in person to see it!
    Where is all this getting stored, though.
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    Cheers for all the support guys.

    Neil

    As previously stated hoping to put up a live link on hangouts for the Pegasus game on Friday night and also for the big D Day bash on Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    How can I get some raffle tickets Neil ?
    Ditto that.
    Rob.
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    On to last 5 British Infantry... think I fancy a Churchill mk.VII tank next... when is pocket day? Lol

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    Raffle tickets are being allocated from sponsor money received. Chris will correct me if I'm wrong but I think the plan was for every £5 sponsored pledge = 1 raffle ticket. So far I think between everyone who is raising (not only on forum) we have hit the £250+ mark.

    Neil

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    Ditto that.
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    Might get round to painting the 2 Tiger II's, 4 Tigers I's and 3 Panthers I still have to do.

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    On to last 5 British Infantry... think I fancy a Churchill mk.VII tank next... when is pocket day? Lol
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    This is the link to the promotional video and pictures.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...dQ?usp=sharing
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    Haway the Lads


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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Haway the Lads
    Why aye, man!

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    That's an impressive promotional video Neil. Love the sound track and background firing. And what brilliant scenery. Looks the business

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    Very impressive indeed Neil.
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    I can't take the credit for this one as Graeme Wright, manager at YMCA, did all the work.

    Neil
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    Wow that’s very impressive Neil. Hats off to you and the rest of the painter elves who are making this happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post
    Might get round to painting the 2 Tiger II's, 4 Tigers I's and 3 Panthers I still have to do.
    Sorry the Fuhrer is asleep and cannot be disturbed.. therefore no orders to release the Panzer divisions... anyway we all know the invasion is coming at Calais and in good weather...

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    Ah, yes, did I mention the sea and weather charts I devised for the game?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PKxELrIl3Y

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    Sorry the Fuhrer is asleep and cannot be disturbed.. therefore no orders to release the Panzer divisions... anyway we all know the invasion is coming at Calais and in good weather...
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    Hang on I thought you were on our side??

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    That's a lot of damaged aircraft and ships. No way to treat models

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