yesterday Franz and I visited our friend Christopher (aka Axebreaker - please have a look at his great blog: http://www.christopher-bunkerhill.blogspot.com) at his home to play another brilliant game of Operation Squad in 28mm.
The setting of the table was again excellent and real eye candy as you can see on the first photos.
|Christopher is preparing the terrain while Franz is fascinated by Chris´ artwork.|
|He just produced the telephone masts the same morning.|
|It really looks like the Normandy.|
|Just like the photo out of a holiday catalog. :)|
After the terrain had been placed Christopher set up his Fallschirmjägers alternately to my Screaming Eagles.
Just a funny thing for Christopher is an US-American and I am German.
Franz was our game guide and had to look up the rules for it was our first game with vehicles and so the rules had been different to our earlier games.
As I don´t have any miniatures painted for WWII yet (I will do some Japanese for the PacificWar) I had the honour to play with the fantastic figures of Christopher.
The vehicles had been chosen from Franz´ collection and looked also very good.
|A look at the opposing squads - here the Fallschirmjägers supported by a SdKfz 231.|
|And here the Screaming Eagles with a M20.|
|Photos of the figures after setting.|
I think you can imagine that we had a really great game though my Screaming Eagles performed bad.
It was a decisive victory for Christopher (Congratulations :) ).
We formerly often gamed with different markers that had been green, blue or red glass stones.
Christopher always got eye pains as he had a look at the table with those markers on it.
He loves gaming tables that look as realistic as possible.
After he showed us the markers he produced for OperationSquad I have to agree.
Never use glass stones if you could create such wonderful markers as shown in the next pictures.
|The different markers in total view.|
|The helmets are markers for running figures.|
|The red ones mark a figure as wounded.|
|The stones are telling that a mini is pinned.|
|The MP´s stand for jammed guns and the ammo crates for "out of ammo".|
|Bushes mark the figures as "hidden".|
|And these markers mean that a figure´s action is completed within the currently round.|
After I had seen those fabulous markers I decided to create some similar ones for my SYW-project as I do not only need disruption markers but also markers for disordered units and so on.
Maybe you got inspired by this post for your own tables, too.
I wish you all the best and enjoy our hobby as much and as often as you can.