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Arnhem 44

Posted by Chasseur on 28 Feb 2010, 00:50

Here is my campaign board for Arnhem 44. I will be also reworking some terrain into a 2' X 2' diorama/war game using Shep Paine's Tips on building dioramas by Monogram Ostwind IV.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 28 Feb 2010, 10:44

Looking good, but be careful you won't go a bridge to far!
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Posted by Martin on 28 Feb 2010, 14:28

Hi,
The map seems OK with me.
I've got a shelf of books here on the subject "Arnhem 1944"
After Waterloo this is my second interest.
I have visited the Airbone Museum in Oosterbeek several times.
A lot of original buildings are still there.
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Posted by monty on 28 Feb 2010, 14:40

Dad's Army wrote:Looking good, but be careful you won't go a bridge to far!

oh dear :nono:

looks good nice to see your still around chass
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Posted by Chasseur on 01 Mar 2010, 20:18

Hey Remco....my information is on the list. Dom thanks for noticing. You guys are kinda like family. Hey Martin..... any chance of posting some pictures here of actual building's of Oosterbeek? It would help with my diorama.
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Posted by Martin on 01 Mar 2010, 21:04

Hey Chass,
Photo's: that depends on which piece of the battle you want to make.
My scanner broke down, but I can arrange it another way (at my work).
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Posted by dutchboyinohio on 01 Mar 2010, 21:13

Nice work so far and I'll be following this one. Market Garden is of particular interest to me. My dad's side of the family lived through it in Beek-Ubbergen, right outside of Nijmegen. There are still some trees there that have bullets in them from Sept. 1944. My grandparents house used to be about 100 yards from the border with Germany...

BTW, I met an old 101st AB paratrooper here about 3 years ago at a July 4th parade who jumped in Market Garden and helped liberated Eindhoven, where I was born. He had some funny stories to tell about cracking safes to look for cigars and liquor :mrgreen:
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Posted by Chasseur on 02 Mar 2010, 05:36

Hey Martin I look forward to it.....Dutch Boy I used to work with a guy who said when the invasion started a 500 pounder dropped beside the railway tracks where he lived and knocked every dish off of the shelf in his house but never really damaged his dwelling. He has nightmares of all of the bombs that were dropped.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 02 Mar 2010, 08:06

There are a lot of books on this subject.
And google is a good alternative!
For what building(s) are you looking for Jeff?
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Posted by Chasseur on 02 Mar 2010, 20:05

I am looking for the style of architecture mainly, as I will leave the roof sections partially blown off so I can war game on the diorama. I want the buildings to be fairly accurate for the period, style, and location!
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Posted by luchs on 02 Mar 2010, 21:36

some shot of a terrain froma socwt game on arnhem..
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you can also buy the rapid fire's arnhem book..
http://www.rapid-fire.uk.com/books.htm
where do you find a lot of tips to make terrain and house.. :-D
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Posted by musketier on 02 Mar 2010, 21:37

Now that's a set up worth gaming over :drool: :-D
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Posted by luchs on 02 Mar 2010, 21:50

the bridge too far..
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in backgroud the house where lt. colonel frost and men of the 2° para make theyr stance..
i have all the polish brigade ,rapid fire format,if some one want to make the driel battle.. 8)
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Posted by Martin on 02 Mar 2010, 21:53

Hi,
The houses on the pics by Luchs look very similar to the houses in that region of Holland.
So very useful! :thumbup:
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Posted by luchs on 02 Mar 2010, 22:13

the road to nijmegen...
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nijmegen bridges..
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nijmegen town..
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us paratroopers cpature the road bridges..
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the jam traffic of the XXX corp..
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the german stiff resitance on the arhnem 's road
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Posted by Dad's Army on 02 Mar 2010, 22:17

Martin wrote:Hi,
The houses on the pics by Luchs look very similar to the houses in that region of Holland.
So very useful! :thumbup:


Yes the are, in the first picture you see the big white house "Hartenstein", used as an military hospital. Best way is to watch the movie "Bridge to far" to get a good impression (even when the bridge was taped in a place called Deventer, but looks the same)

Thanks for posting Luchs :thumbup:
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Posted by Wheeling Turn on 02 Mar 2010, 22:18

wow very cool game.
really awesome. that is what i call a wargames table.. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by dutchboyinohio on 02 Mar 2010, 22:40

Nice pictures Luchs, where did you get them? Here are some other resources:

Guy De Lillio's dio of the Hartenstein Hotel: http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/dio ... lillo.html

Guy's British XXX Corps at Arnhem: http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/dio ... lillo.html

Another link with his work (sort of old): http://www.miniatures.de/diorama-1944-arnhem.html

I've got quite a few books as well. Let me know what you're looking for and I'll see what I can find about Oosterbeek. One of my favorite books is probably this one, has lots of great pictures:

Arnhem: Defeat and Glory, a Miniaturist Perspective (also by De Lillio): http://www.amazon.com/Arnhem-Defeat-Glo ... 0764314432

And of course, like Remco said, there are lots of websites about Market Garden....
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Posted by RenevandenAssem on 03 Mar 2010, 17:36

Hey Chasseur nice map but....

I noticed that you have made a remark at the Arnhem Road Bridge which states a reference to the "North Side" of the bridge. Seeing your map I think that you put the reference across the water due to space limitations ? Because the remark is actually placed on the South side of the bridge. Just nitpicking were it is probably not necessary.
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Posted by Chasseur on 03 Mar 2010, 20:09

Luchs....Awesome! :thumbup:
I noticed telephone lines, but how about street lamps? Did they use lanterns attached to their homes as modelled in some of the resin kits available on the market?
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