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THE ATLANTIC WALL!
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Lebanon
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 01:37 AM UTC
Hi all,

Apart from my passion for modeling, I have a strong passion for the Atlantic Wall and the battles that occurred in Normandy. I was wondering if you would like to start a campaign in honor of those fortifications and battles. I was thinking 1/48th -1/35th scale. I would like to start it on the 6th June this year, on the 67th anniversary of D-day. This will be a diorama build.

If you are interested (I hope that you are) please tell me, so that I can start it up.
Thanks,
vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 03:32 AM UTC
A few questions/suggestions:

I would consider broadening the scale range to include at least 1/72, and even 1/16 or 1/6.

How many months would this campaign run for?

Are Dioramas/vignettes going to be allowed?

And will we be able to use builds from other campaigns?
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As for myself, I will have to dig through my stash and see if I have anything I can use for this campaign.
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 03:43 AM UTC
My question is, is the campaign limited to the Atlantic wall fortifications or will vehicles be allowed
HARV
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 04:11 AM UTC
I would be interested. I already have a project in mind if this one is a go.

Randy
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Sachsen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 04:32 AM UTC
I also would be interested, but have no experience in campaigns.
One of my actual projects is a german gun-site at the Atlantic-wall using one photo and one drawing as a reference.

greetings...
Soeren
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Lebanon
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 04:34 AM UTC
To answer your questions:

@ Jeremy
I thought those scales are too small/large respectively, but I donít mind broadening the scale range. I was thinking of letting it go on for a year (some people donít have a lot of time). Dioramas/vignettes are allowed (but at least two soldiers needed). You can use vehicles and soldiers from another campaign.

@ Sal
It will most probably have to have a part of the Atlantic wall fortifications, but you can use any vehicle or soldier.

I hope that you are still interested.
captnenglish
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 04:40 AM UTC
I'm in I already have a project in mind.
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Lebanon
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 05:52 AM UTC
I know I am slightly late but my internet connection was having problems, any way:

@ Randy and Mattew
Thanks for the support!

@ Soeren
Donít worry I just joined my first campaign yesterday , but I am already trying to start a new one!
You should probably hold on to that drawing.

Thanks for your support guys; I hope to start this up!
vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 07:44 AM UTC
Count me in tentatively. I haven't found anything yet, so I may end up getting some new stuff to make a artillery emplacement or mg bunker in either 1/72 or 1/35.
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 09:47 AM UTC
I am always interested in a campaign where I can built something German, so I will have to do some research and see what I can come up with I have a few things in mind already
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 09:14 PM UTC
Count me in. I've been looking for a reason to buy the Atlantic Wall mg bunker from my lhs.
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Lebanon
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 02:11 AM UTC
Hi guys,

Thanks for the support Matt, Just wanted to know: do I need a minimum of people to start a campaign or can I start it up and people join later on?

Thanks,
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 03:28 AM UTC
I believe that you need a minimum 10 people committed to join a campaign before you can submit it for approval
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Lebanon
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 05:23 AM UTC
So I need three more fellow modelers to join up for me to start it up (or do I not count myself in the 10)? How can I motivate people towards it?

Thanks,
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 02:52 PM UTC
People will come, just be patient and check by often so that you can reply to people's comments
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 02:42 AM UTC

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So I need three more fellow modelers to join up for me to start it up (or do I not count myself in the 10)? How can I motivate people towards it?

Thanks,



Valdimir,
It seems that if you want people to see your proposal that you have to bump the tread so that it stays near the top or on the 1st page. Gives people a better chance to see it
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Lebanon
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 03:31 AM UTC
Hi all,

Jeremy I will be constantly on the lookout, Sal may I ask what you mean by ďbump the tread so that it stays near the top or on the 1st pageĒ. Thank you both for the advice!

Below are just a few things I have thought about (rules I would like to put suggest), and I would like to hear your points on the rules and the ribbon (do I need someone to do it for me?).

Rules:

1. Must have no less than four figures (no maximum).
2. Must depict a part of the Atlantic Wall (past or present).
3. Any vehicle (that belongs in the area) can be used.
4. A bunker must be present (a large network of trenches is an acceptable replacement)
5. If you are replicating the D-day landings, show part of the German positions.
6. This will be an operation campaign, so do your research.

This is my idea of how the ribbon is going to look like (I know I still canít start the campaign), it is the same colors as the actual Todt (they were in charge of building the Atlantic Wall) organization medal ribbon, I am thinking of keeping it simple . Please give me your thoughts on this:



I am open to suggestions or questions about the rules and ribbon, so please feel free to share.
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Lebanon
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Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 03:02 AM UTC
Gentlemen, is there no one else interested to join?

All scales welcomed, if you need any ideas please ask!
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Sachsen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 03:30 AM UTC
Ohh, when I read the rules of this campaign... my planned diorama would not fit into this one.
1. Iīm not sure about using figures.
4. Only a part of the gunsite would be visible and is surrounded by wooden walls.
6. I have no exact information about these special gunsites (s 10cm K18) and where they were exactly. (France, Belgium?)

greetings...
Soeren
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Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 03:31 AM UTC
I will have a go at this. Count me in. Already thinking of ideas
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Lebanon
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Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 04:09 AM UTC
Soeren
I donít quite understand your plan, (but I am dropping it to a minimum of one figure, except if you are modeling it in modern times in which case you donít need any). Do you mean the one on your page:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=165134&page=1
Why wonít there be any figs? I will check about their locations!

Andrew:
Welcome aboard!! And thanks for the support!
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Lebanon
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 06:30 AM UTC
Thatís eight, can I get a ninth?
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Lebanon
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - 11:02 PM UTC
Thatís seven until now,

Jeremy H
Sal
Randy
Soeren
Matthew
matt
andrew

Anyone else interested???
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Lebanon
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 08:36 PM UTC
Bump!

Soeren: It seems that the emplacement would have been in France. Most of the guns used on the cost in Belgium, Denmark, and Norway where captured guns. The few that were actually German made consisted of the 88ís and a few of the large pieces such as the 150mm c/36 destroyer gun.
I hope this is accurate and I hope it helped!

Rules:
1. Must depict a part of the Atlantic Wall (past or present).
2. Any vehicle (that belongs in the area) can be used.
3. A bunker or a trench system/emplacement should be present.
4. If you are replicating the D-day landings, show part of the German positions.

Can we reach the magic ten?
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 10:25 PM UTC
I'd be in, if the duration is long enough. Is this one planned for a year?
Guido