Every year me and Dave get together for a games week; still haven't decided what I'm going to do for my contribution yet. This year Dave is working on a Pacific scenario and the various bits and pieces to go with it.
Dave is working on a shoreline map and has painted the scale onto the base tiles, the landing craft are placed to check for scale
The map of Tarawa at about an inch to fifty yards. This may need to be 'bath-tubbed' as units and maps often are in this hobby. Because playability is important to us we often lift the playing area by scaling it up, as we did for the Tarakan game a couple of years ago http://20thcenturywargames.blogspot.com/2010/01/gaming-tarakan-1942.html
Here is a test fit. Usually we would now measure different areas to get an accurate idea of how many models etc can be placed in a certain area, without having them packed in cheek by jowl and thus inaccurate in terms of man-to-ground-ratio