1/56th scale landing craft for upcoming "2 Hour D-Day" game

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1/56th scale landing craft for upcoming "2 Hour D-Day" game

Postby EasyEight » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:28 pm

OK, I’m a bit slow on the workbench. A few months back I purchased three 1/56th scale LCVP kits from Coresec Engineering for a D-Day scenario. The kits are in laser cut MDF and plasticard. The laser cuts are nice and clean, and all the pieces separate easily for assembly.

http://www.corseceng.com/products/28mm- ... -craft-kit

I used LVT crew figures from Company B:

Gun tub MG crew: https://company-b-models-and-miniatures ... 5950897667

General LVT crew: https://company-b-models-and-miniatures ... 5950880835

I used magnets to hold the assault ramps in place, so they can be opened and closed. Added some ship fittings in 1/48 and O-scale from ebay, and used Woodland Scenics transfers for the ship ID numbers. Too bad I can’t find the proper scale-sized rope fenders and such as well, but I’m happy with how it turned out!

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1-56 scale landing craft
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Postby Brian » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:57 pm

I'm painting up some 20mm scale versions for a similar game myself! I'd like to see an AAR of your game when you get to play it!

Despite the epic size of Operation Overlord, it does seem (IMO) that most of the actions that won the day were from small groups of soldiers (up to 30 or so) pushing inland to reach objectives, at least on Omaha Beach that is, I can't really speak of Utah, Gold, Sword or Juno because most of my reading/research has been related to Omaha Beach....I say that to say, I think this style of game fits NUTS 4th or even NUTS Big Battles.

Looks good and I look forward to seeing them in action!


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Postby EasyEight » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:47 pm

Thanks! I'm planning on a 4-5 person game, co-op, with each player controlling a squad or section.

*x3 rifle squads
*x1 Platoon HQ section
*x1 Engineering section

They'll be hitting a generic beach using the rules from the NUTS Compendium. I plan to roll up the beach defenses as they land, as you'd do in a "do it yourself" scenario, making sure I have all the terrain. Right now working on a Sherman with Deep Wading gear as a US reinforcement. I'll definitely post an AAR.
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Postby Brian » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:15 pm

I would definitely play in that! Will each player control a boat with their squad/section riding in it?

I'm going to try and play some games out solo when I get some more figures painted...currently I only have a Ranger Assault boat section ready, and my LCVPs aren't completely painted. I've been working on a Sherman Dozer tank to land with engineers in an LCM as a second wave type reinforcement as well...

My "goal" is to have this ready for June 6, 2019 the 75th anniversary of the landings.

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Postby EasyEight » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:03 pm

Hi Brian,
Yes, each player will drive their LCVP to the beach. It's really just for fun and aesthetics since in RL a single LCVP carried a whole platoon. And from the soldiers viewpoint it all starts on the beach and the boat drives away - no going back.
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Postby Brian » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:20 pm

Sounds good, I'm sure it will be fun and I do hope to see some pics!!!

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