Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dudley Constable, 20mm Operation Sealion Scenery so far....

Have started sorting out my What If? Operation Sealion table for a game, it's a wargaming set up rather than a dedicated display like some of the beauties you see at shows. Only civilians and some home guard have been placed on the table, the area is in a bit of crisis after what they believe are random bombings of the area.

The year is 1941.......Hitler hasn't invaded Russia, the French fleet ended up in German hands, only 3,000 troops got away at Dunkirk, Germany has not Allied with the Japanese, the United States have not entered the war, the Luftwaffe concentrated on;y on the RAF and airfields etc......

Dudley Constable is situated on the south coast of England, a picturesque, quiet corner of England but for how long......

No real close up shots as most of the figures have been seen before but if you want close ups Mr. De Mille can be contacted and they can be arranged....


Harbour area....

Cottage hospital staff help the wounded....

Bomb craters dot the area......

The village green and cricket club area...

A pill box needs to be manned....


The docks under guard...

A VIP comes ashore with escort after his craft is damaged?

68 comments:

  1. Fantastic looking terrain.
    I'm both jealous and inspired!

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  2. The set up is looking really really good Fran. Very impressed.

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  3. Looks really good and cool story line. Enjoy the game!

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  4. Looking really nice! I can see Captain Mainwarring and his squad parading out of time here! ;-)

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  5. Bombing the cricket pitch??!! Will they stop at nothing? Looks brilliant mate.

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  6. Looks good, I can really picture it being like this in 1941.

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  7. The Krauts bombed the cricket pitch?
    Bloody Hun heathens...

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  8. Very cool set up. You wargamers get the best toys. ;)

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  9. Speaking as a bloody Hun heathen Kraut...Re. the cricket pitch;

    Subbuteo - with rifles at the ready from the Revell/Matchbox LRDG/SAS kit...we wouldn't let a few holes in the pitch ruin a chance to hear leather on willow! Cucumber sandwiches anyone? Those ships aren't in range yet, are they?

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  10. Quite a good display and setup there, with some good backstory at the start.

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  11. Nice set up! Pretty cool stuff!

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  12. That set-up looks beautiful! Does this mean we're going to get to see some Sealion battle reports soon? I hope so!

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  13. Nice! Looks ready to be invaded.

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  14. That's a brill looking table Fran and a nice what if idea!

    Christopher

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  15. Wow that is an amazing set up

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  16. Close up view? This looks awesome. Figurine and figurine's location makes it look different and cute everytime.

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  17. Very nice! A Sealion/Went The Day Well/Eagle Has Landed type campaign has been my dream since before I actually started wargaming. With you providing inspiration, it might actually happen.

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  18. Wow that is some great looking terrain!!

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  19. Looks great. Will get to see a Sealion game in progress too?

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  20. Very nice setup. Should make for many fun battles. Enjoy your hard work.

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  21. Looks great. I think you could take that to a show or convention.

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  22. Great table, the harbor area is my favorite!

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  23. Fantastic looking terrain, Fran; it is a very nice game table.

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  24. Very nice look table Fran. Can't wait to see the AAR of this game if your going to post one?

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  25. very nice looking table. Enjoy the game.

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  26. No molehills!! There´s always molehills..enid Blyhton was always harping on about molehills. "Damm those molehills !!" she would say.
    Nice looking set up. What will it look like after a sever stukering!!!!!
    Cheers
    Paul

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  27. Looking at the photos I feel like I'm flying over it ready to bomb it!

    Great display! I love elaborate setups!

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  28. Dudley Constable? Sounds like a Canadian Mountie!

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  29. that looks very good. but why does the VIP have a gun to the back of his head lol

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  30. looks boss man, i used to make artillary shot craters out of upside down mr kipling apple pies pushed in the middle :D

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  31. I love it! You do need some sightscreens for the cricket pitch with a boundary rope and then it would be perfect!

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  32. These are some great shots of the overall table, which is nice for those of us who've never gotten to see a game being played. So I'm glad you did it this way. Also I can't wait to see how this plays out in an alternate time line. I'd like it if you could take us through the game as it unfolds when you do play it.

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  33. Very nice gaming table, looking forward to see some cricket players on the field.

    Best regards dalauppror

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  34. Great setup my friend all you need now is some Very British Civil War forces and you are away, lol. No really a great setup and as Anne said I cant wait to see it unfold.

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  35. Awesome! The setup looks fab. You need some animals though. Perhaps some dead cows near the shellholes (Perhaps those dreaded 5th columnist cows...)

    Curt

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  36. I was hoping this post was going to be about my local police force. Never mind, great looking scenery.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  37. Man, this isn't just a gaming setup, it's like its own little world. This is some serious eye candy. Well done, Fran!

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  38. This is looking pretty darn good mate!!!! Really love the set up, lots of character!

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  39. Nice set up Fran, Jerry should get knocked for a six after bombing the pitch!

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  40. Make a YT vid of these kinds of stories, man! They rule!

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  41. Nice. I sincerely hope that beach is laced with mustard gas...

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  42. Groovy! I'm always particularly interested in the French Resistance as a theater of the war:)

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  43. This looks like when my brother plays CoD but on a board.

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  44. This table looks great. Let the gaming begin!

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  45. funny how the bomb craters look real enough, but the pop out of the ground, instead of being level with it. but I guess it would ruin the terrain to cut holes in it just for craters.

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  46. ha, I think this What If concept is actually pretty cool.

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  47. Great set up Fran, very effective, this is terrain I'ld like to play on.

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  48. that's a great layout, it will make for real fun games

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  49. All of these are so detailed, they're awesome!

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  50. Beautiful layout. I can't wait to see more, especially close-ups and batreps.

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