This was a busy Father's Day weekend with trains, games, and model building.
|John running a passenger train through Winchester
|Wooden fruit boxes under Winchester
|B&O Bulletin Book
The game combined elements of role playing and war gaming. He used hidden movement and lots of surprises for both sided. It turned out our 11-man Japanese squad had to deal with the 25-man shore patrol and 20 unruly prisoners lead by a lone nurse who managed to hide a scalpel on her person. Even the giant crocodile allied with the US Navy. In the end only one Japanese soldier survived to report the outcome to his commander.
I continued to work on the High Road to Rome diorama too. It is almost done. Here is a photo showing a vignette from the diorama. A jeep with a wounded soldier is trying to get past the dozer and tanks on the narrow mountain road. This incident is based on Eric Sevareid's report of the actual battle.