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Author Topic: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"  (Read 846 times)

Offline Harry Faversham

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"And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« on: January 22, 2021, 01:13:09 AM »
"The Bridge at Velhoven. You take it and hold until relieved!"









 :o
"Wot did you do in the war Grandad?"

"I was with Harry... At The Bridge!"

Offline has.been

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2021, 12:51:53 PM »
WW2, Napoleonic or sumat else?

Offline Digits

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 01:40:59 PM »
I imagine the puma and schwimwaggen to be a dead giveaway?

Presumably the title is a play on Horrocks briefing re the prize being the bridge at Arnhem?
« Last Edit: January 22, 2021, 02:18:45 PM by Digits »
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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 04:15:16 PM »
I imagine the puma and schwimwaggen to be a dead giveaway?

Presumably the title is a play on Horrocks briefing re-the prize being the bridge at Arnhem?

Digits, get yer finger out man, the Puma's a 222, and it was Browning to Urquhart!

>:(

Offline Digits

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 04:38:35 PM »
Ha...ok, couldn’t make it out behind the bush! 😉

Understand the confusion now though.

Offline has.been

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2021, 05:16:43 PM »
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I imagine the puma and schwimwaggen to be a dead giveaway?

Dooohh !!!!!!
My eyesight is getting worse.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2021, 01:13:11 AM »
Dooohh !!!!!!
My eyesight is getting worse.

Stress not, it's the brilliantly rendered camouflage schemes, as is causing the utter confusion...
I'm just a right good and talented brush mechanic, innit?

::)

Offline has.been

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2021, 01:28:46 PM »
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Stress not, it's the brilliantly rendered camouflage schemes, as is causing the utter confusion...
I'm just a right good and talented brush mechanic, innit?

You is right Harry.

Offline daemon-forge

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2021, 01:35:29 AM »
That look a impressive board to play one.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2021, 02:12:10 AM »
Thank you Sir!

 :)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2021, 11:46:43 PM »
:o GREEN ON... GO!!!  :o

After hitting the D/Z, Bob and Dave take cover to consult the map!



 ::)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2021, 12:14:36 PM »
Meanwhile, back at the war.

 :o
« Last Edit: January 31, 2021, 12:38:13 PM by Harry Faversham »

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "And you Harry? You get the prize!"
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2021, 12:36:20 PM »
Meanwhile, back at the war, Jerry hasn't much stomach (their ears aren't much cop either) for taking on the Red Devils...
 

Just because most of the figures come from the 70s, doesn't mean the Emporium hasn't grasped new tchnology...
Here's a CGI enhanced Parachute Drop!
 

 

 


"Nicked Sheeshan Kamerad!"

The initial assault goes in with great dash, Gammon bombs destroying both vehicles.
 



The defenders at the north end of the Bridge are quickly routed, the Airborne troops making the buildings ready for the expected counterattack.
 

The attack at the southern end of Veldhoven Bridge doesn't go quite as well. The defenders put up a stiff defence and stop the Paras in their tracks!
 

The Airborne men are still being heavily resisted as the second lift comes in, the glider landings magnificently enhanced by the new fangled CGI imagery.
 

 
The Gliders bringing in the Airborne's anti--tank guns run into a disaster of the first magnitude! Strong winds and accurate ground fire scatters them close to the village. Two guns, one the big hitting 17pdr are hit by Panzerfausts skulking in the buildings and destroyed.
 



Amid the mayhem the Paratroops hit the their D/Z...
 

Lieutenant Colonel Harry Faversham VC, a Veteran of many a contested Bridge, use his hunting horn to rally the troops!
 

The Paras organise quickly and clear the D/Z. The second assault on the Bridge's south end goes in.
 

 

 

At the north end of the Bridge trouble is brewing in the shape of the 12th SS Panzers! Led by their CO, Obersturmbannfuhrer August Von Richter in person, they deploy rapidly and move toward the fight.
 

 



Two Fallschirmjager Officers have been attached to the Battlegruppe for liaison duties.
 

 
:o
« Last Edit: January 31, 2021, 12:39:18 PM by Harry Faversham »

 

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