Over this last weekend, the Christchurch War Games Society - a section of the Woolston Club in Christchurch - staged a war games event to commemorate the D-Day landings in Normandy, 6 June, 1944. There were two large games, one of the beach landings (SWORD Beach, using 15mm scale figures), the other more 'generic' bocage fighting (28mm figures), though one end of the very long table featured Pegasus Bridge. There were several displays of uniforms, weapons and models as well.
I didn't participate, myself, not having the appropriate kit (mine being entirely 1:76/1:72). Here are some pictures I took of the event.
|More on Sword Beach|
|Pegasus Bridge - more of a display piece, with the action|
taking place on the opposite (west) bank.
|Some really amazing terrain pieces that featured in - well|
both games, really.
|I think the aircraft were there for display. The list against the|
wall shows at least the German Divisions featured. PLD
is, of course, the Panzer Lehr Division.
Here's a link to Craig's Wargaming blog, with a good deal more about the event.