I’m really experimenting with the ground. I didn’t want to have a large piece of board for the town and, originally, I was planning on just using cut gray felt to represent the area of the town. I thought that the gray color would represent the concrete of the dock are pretty well. However, Kevin thought that the single layer of felt would not give enough of a height difference between the water (which will be a large felt cloth) and the land. After talking it over, I decided to try mounting the felt on foamcore board.
Looking at the city layout, I decided I could break my terrain into three pieces; the south side of the Normandie dock, the north side of the Normandie dock, and the warehouse/old town area. Here you can see the area I’m trying to represent, with the area in red being the main game area.
|St Nazaire Raid area|
|Here is the east jetty, going to Old Town, and then to the warehouse area|
|Overhead view of Old Town and the old mole|
|Overhead view of the warehouse area|
|A closer view of Old Town|
|Normandie dock area with the drydock in the center|
|The Normandie dock with the battleship Tirpitz in the dock (which was what the British feared)|
Next up is working on the swing bridges and caissons for the drydock.