The parameters for the project are:
- Covering an 8x6 table, because to me that looks and feels better for TY above about 50 points.
- To be made from scatter terrain that can be packed down for ease of storage and transportation.
- Provide sufficient visual clues to be readily identifiable as modern Europe.
- Provide a range of logical locations for objectives.
Here is the progress so far:
Nor have I settled yet on the built up area. The buildings in the photo are from Plastcraft Games' ColorED range, of which I have two kits still to build. These buildings look nice and are reasonably economical, but the range is limited. The church of Sainte Mère Église is an impressive model, but it looks a bit out of place without three times as many smaller buildings clustered around it, so it may not make the final cut. I'm slightly hampered by the general lack of Streetview in Germany, but there is enough photography on the internet to draw inspiration from, and the look of the Plastcraft buildings seems to be reasonable. I do need a few more, and some more modern pieces to go with them. I also need to decide what I'll build around the small railyard in the bottom left.