No surprises there...
Our game is based on an incident during Germany's 'Operation Georgette' on the 19th of April 1918.
After breaking through the Portuguese Sector during the Battle of Lys, the Germans pushed on towards the towns of Estairies and La Gorgue.
The airfield at La Gorgue was occupied by what had till very recently been No 8 Naval Squadron RNAS...
On the 1st of April 1918 it had become No 208 Squadron RAF.
After receiving reports of the German advances, seeing retreating Portuguese troops, losing most of their communications and coming under increasing enemy artillery fire it was decided to abandon the airfield.
Due to a heavy fog the aircraft could not be flown out and were grouped close together and set fire to at the last minute.
We thought that this would make a good basis for a fun and interesting scenario were we will have a chance to use terrain and troops not normally seen in a WW1 wargame...
RNAS ground crew and pilots...
And Portuguese Infantry.
Dave has already begun to build some aircraft... He likes building things.
I shall pick up some late war British and make a start on the Portuguese.
I shall also no doubt knock up yet another copy of the Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies... It would be rude not to.
All the best Aly.