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Offline Dan

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Re: Operation Sealion
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2008, 11:45:40 AM »
Not sure how but this Soldier managed to remain by his Searchlight the whole of the game , right in the centre of the front line . The game was called off at this stage as we were running out of time and it was obvious that it was a hard slog for the Germans .
I should have allowed more transport as rolling 6's to land the Char B tied up one lighter for ages.



The End.



The rules we used were a variation of Mordheim which my friend Ray modified for WW2 . I think they were originally used by his old Club in Edinburgh and he made some further changes for vehicles and some other thing we wanted to add.


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Re: Operation Sealion
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2008, 12:00:33 PM »
Lovely photo to end on...........
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Offline argsilverson

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Re: Operation Sealion
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2008, 09:31:33 PM »
Very interesting and inspiring.
Where did you get the searchlight from? I need a couple for my boats!
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Offline Dan

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Re: Operation Sealion
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2008, 02:59:41 AM »
I found the searchlight in my local railway shop. I reduced the height and added a handwheel .


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Re: Operation Sealion
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2008, 10:36:51 AM »
Searchlight chap deserves the laurels. That particular duty was probably the most dangerous thing the Home Guard did (apart from getting to mess about with live ammo with not much training). My grandfather did it on the Long Mynd hill in Shropshire. The town where he lived had a newly-built by-pass but during the war it wasn't opened, just used as a tank and vehicle park.

Luftwaffe bombers coming back from Liverpool would use it as a secondary target if they had failed to drop their bombs on any Scousers. There were two searchlights on the hill, and one team was totally wiped out one night when a plane was caught in the lights, and a gunner fired his MG down the beam.

Luckily my grandfather was manning the other one, so I narrowly missed being erased from existence by the Luftwaffe that night, about 30 years before I was born.
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Offline raymondh

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Re: Operation Sealion
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2008, 06:58:58 AM »
Nice write up Dan.   :) I'll trawl through my photos, I may have some more of the characters. It was definitely one of the best demos weve done.

Can't wait till next year!

Offline MadMö

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Re: Operation Sealion
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2008, 09:37:36 AM »
Thank you vera much.
I´m looking forward to another story.

Offline Dan

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Re: Operation Sealion
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2008, 10:39:19 AM »
Nice write up Dan.   :) I'll trawl through my photos, I may have some more of the characters. It was definitely one of the best demos weve done.

Can't wait till next year!

Yes I really enjoyed it . Would be good to get a few more photos on here.

 

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