My Latest Bit Of Madness

Here is the beginnings of my latest project, the Baghdad Parade Grounds in 1/285th scale.  I’ve been working on the design for this set of game boards for quite a while,,, this is actually why I originally created the “Crossed Swords” miniature that GameCraft sells.

This set of boards will be massive, it’s a total of 12 boards, each one measuring 20″ x 20″.  The total size of this will be 60″ x 80″ and that 80″ number is likely to grow as I add additional boards to the east end.  If I cheat a little bit in distances I can maybe extend this board to the east far enough to include the Presidential Palace (The Al Sijood Palace).

On April 7th 2003, Task Force 1-64 of the 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade rolled into the Parade Grounds after fighting their way in from the south west.  Once at the Parade Grounds there was little to no resistance left in their way.  I’m thinking of running a game where the US forces encounter stiff resistance at the Parade Grounds.

The first two photos show the CAD design of these boards, the second one shows the design laid over a satellite photo of the parade grounds.

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