This is a joint project that my friend Kevin and I are working on with two planned scenarios. One scenario will cover the air attacks and the other will cover the MTB/MGB attack. I thought about doing the destroyer attack, but since we are using 1/600 or 1/700 scale ships, it seems like that would have needed a lot more table space.
Kevin is providing the British aircraft and a German torpedo boat, while I’m taking on the other German ships and the British MTBs/MGBs. Right now I’m getting all the German ships together for the game. I’ve got 1/700 models of Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and Prinz Eugen from Tamiya, the 1/700 scale destroyer Z-7 Hermann Schoemann from Trumpeter models (this is the 1942 version of this destroyer, so it should be perfect for the game) and 1/600 scale Type 24 torpedo boat from the old Skytrex line (now available from Heroics and Ros). I’ll be working on putting these together and painting them up over the next few weeks. I also have some S-boats that I can add in to the game as options.
Speaking of painting, I have some good images for the paint schemes for the capital ships (see below) and destroyer. I just need to find one for the torpedo boat.
|Prinz Eugen camo scheme for the Channel Dash|
|Gneisenau camo scheme for the Channel Dash|
|Scharnhorst camo scheme for the Channel Dash|
It should be an interesting project.