A bridge too near – Fallschirmjäger for May 1940


I’m getting my Dutch village ready for May ’40 Miniatures’ forthcoming Kickstarter for a new range of early WW2 fallschirmjäger (German paratroops).

May ’40 Miniatures Fallschirmjäger Kickstarter


My 1940 Dutch army is badly in need of an opponent, so I am eagerly awaiting the Kickstarter that May ’40 Miniatures are about to launch for  a range of German early war fallschirmjäger.


These figures will be accurately modelled to represent the paratroops who took part in the 1940 invasion of the Netherlands.



Once they’re here, these fallschirmjäger will of course have to jump (ha ha!) to the top of my existing lead pile!


Sarissa Precision’s canal bridge


In readiness for wargaming the 1940 invasion of the Netherlands, I have added a typical opening bridge to my Dutch village.

Although Sarissa’s MDF canal bridge kitset is based on the bridge at Bruegel from the later Operation Market Garden in 1944, it will work perfectly for wargames set during the German invasion . 

The only additional detailing I have done to this kit is to cover the ramps with latex brick roads by Early War Miniatures.


My next project will be to make a canal for the bridge to cross over, rather than the little stream in these pictures.



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