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Desert Raid

Desert Raid

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Project Blog by denzien

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About the Project

My first venture into WW2. Adapting Ospreys Black ops for an SAS raid on a German airbase in North Africa.

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SAS characters

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German Forces Ready

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My guards for the camp were made up from one box of Perry Afrika KorpsMy guards for the camp were made up from one box of Perry Afrika Korps
German Forces Ready
German Forces Ready
pilots scramblepilots scramble

Character templates

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I thought it would be good to do some character sheets for my SAS squad members and give them a bit of personality. My players can now pick who they want to choose for the mission. In the game they are activated by cards so I got some 1940s pin up cards to add a bit more period flavor to the game.

ooh-la laooh-la la

Sandbags painted up

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Fairly happy with how these turned out.Fairly happy with how these turned out.

Sandbag emplacements

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I got inspired by the city build for the hobby weekend after seeing the sandbags being made with some clay so I got to work on my own. They turned out a bit large but I think they work out all right. Have to paint them up next.

Sandbag emplacements
Sandbag emplacements

Barbed Wire Done

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This wire wont keep me outThis wire wont keep me out

I found a solution to my camps fencing. In the back of a bits draw was a coil of barbed wire I got from GW years ago and forgot about it. I snipped it into lengths and had just enough to have three lengths for each fence piece. Not enough to keep anyone out but it does the trick I think.

Truck Stop

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Another objective for my SAS teamAnother objective for my SAS team
Must have the Ark in the backMust have the Ark in the back

Barracks complete

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On the tableOn the table
Not sure if grey is correct for the colour scheme?Not sure if grey is correct for the colour scheme?
Unsuspecting German has a break while the SAS get to workUnsuspecting German has a break while the SAS get to work

Started work on the Barracks

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Sarrissa kit starting assembly Sarrissa kit starting assembly
Buiding interiorBuiding interior
Put togetherPut together
spray paint. Not sure about the shutter colours yetspray paint. Not sure about the shutter colours yet

Ant Aircraft Gun

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I wanted an objective for my SAS team to take out and I thought a gun emplacement would be a good one. It's a Warlord kit and I have to admit I had no idea how to put it together and I found it a bit awkward. Not knowing my WW2 makes modeling the vehicles and gun kits a challenge. I wanted an objective for my SAS team to take out and I thought a gun emplacement would be a good one. It's a Warlord kit and I have to admit I had no idea how to put it together and I found it a bit awkward. Not knowing my WW2 makes modeling the vehicles and gun kits a challenge.
Ant Aircraft Gun
Ant Aircraft Gun

Air Base Sign

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Air Base Sign

The camp gate gave me a problem as it comes with a sign. Not knowing German I have no idea if what I have here makes sense. If anyone wants to correct me please do. Still have an issue with the fence as my wires too thick but I dont think it matters.

Building The Camp

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Building The Camp

I have put together the fences and a watchtower and painted them up. The fence I have found difficult because yo have to add your own wire. Printed acetate sheets are recommended but Ill use wire. It’s a bit thick but I’ll see how it goes. I’ve laid out the scenry so far. Still have a washouse barracks and fuel dump to add.

Building The Camp

Putting together the scenery

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Putting together the scenery
Putting together the scenery
Putting together the scenery
Putting together the scenery

I picked up Sarissas fence kit along with a watch tower, wash house and barracks. I already have a few bits and bobs to add but have got to work putting my German airbase together. This isn’t really my period so I might make a few mistakes on the details.

Rules

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Rules

This is my first jump into WW2. I was inspired by a magazine article that adapted the modern Black ops rules to an SAS raid in North Africa. The scenarios are split into three missions which include observing a base before breaking in and blowing up key positions. I’ve wanted to do this for some time but it wasnt until sarissa released their army camp set that I thought it was time to have a go. The scenery I need depends on the scenario maps from the article.

Rules

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