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Offline DintheDin

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2018, 09:59:57 AM »
Ah, I love the look of a well groomed savannah - or floor carpet - as the case may be!   lol  Yes, very nice game and report.  Though not an African animal in sight - or was I distracted by all the action (no fair saying they ran off because of all the gunfire!)?!  

As to the comment on the carpet, I have a nice canvas ground cover I painted - eight different layers of paint, one color per layer that I think is generally very effective. However, close-ups reveal the same issue, some all too 'regular' lines in the weave of the material.  Oh, well.  What really matters is that it works in the game - and yours does.

And the animals?  Well, I just plain like to see them in a game for no other reason than I like to see them in a game.

Sad to think that those fine looking horses will soon be consumed by the ravages of the tse-tse fly.  I do hope you had unhorsed versions for the next game in the area to reflect this bit of 'reality'.   :D


Thank you for your comments.
As I am also a terrain perfectionist, I'm really sorry that the carpet spoils a bit the look of the game, but, at that time, that was all that our club with its humble means could provide... In some of my threads you may meet the same carpet imitating European plains  :D
Since then, terrain-wise, things got better, though.
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=104420.0
Personally, I do not own a single base in 28mm (?!?) my main collection is in 15mm. I think Panos has acquired some African animals, we may hopefully meet them in his future scenarios.
Those fine looking horses with metal hinds will need a steel tse-tse fly to be consumed  :D Cheers!      
« Last Edit: January 23, 2018, 10:32:22 AM by DintheDin »
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Offline DintheDin

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2018, 10:02:25 AM »
ooo Dinos , you are the best , very nice game indeed , we play back there  a very exciting game , look forward to play again  with you and the other guys

It is always a joy to play such games with you, you provide exciting scenarios! And your figures collection is great! Cheers!

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2018, 10:03:40 AM »
Very nice Dinthedin. (i know,  "you like this post")  lol lol lol

I always like whenever you drop by (whatever this means)  lol lol lol

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2018, 10:06:05 AM »
An epic game, I really enjoyed reading through this.

Lots going on and the narration and sense of humour made a good report epic.
Cheers

I'm really glad you enjoyed the narration and especially the sense of humor  ;) although you are miles away.
Because some very close friends, don't  lol
Cheers!

Offline SteveBurt

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2018, 11:15:49 AM »
Great report. What rules were you using?

Offline Doug em4

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2018, 01:18:51 PM »
That looked like a great game to participate in. And the report was most enjoyable. It's an unfortunate fact that I find it difficult to read all the way through most game reports (including my own  :D ) but the way this one was presented made it a pleasure to read right through.

Congratulations to all involved.

Doug
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Offline miltiades

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2018, 06:15:47 PM »
I'm really glad you enjoyed the narration and especially the sense of humor  ;) although you are miles away.
Because some very close friends, don't  lol
Cheers!

Wow ! This must have been a wonderful game! I wonder how did I miss it?

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2018, 10:47:11 PM »
Great report. What rules were you using?


Some old Napoleonic skirmish rules, "Green Jacket", modified for a colonial game.

Offline Traveler Man

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2018, 01:58:00 AM »
Great action report!  :-*
"It's amusing, it's amazing, and it's never twice the same: It's the salt of true adventure, and the glamour of the game."

Talbot Mundy, The Ivory Trail.

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Offline DintheDin

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2018, 09:34:41 AM »
That looked like a great game to participate in. And the report was most enjoyable. It's an unfortunate fact that I find it difficult to read all the way through most game reports (including my own  :D ) but the way this one was presented made it a pleasure to read right through.

Congratulations to all involved.

Doug

Thank you! For good or for bad, I use to stuff my reports with quite a number of pics.
(with the kind tolerance of LAF).
Many lines of words tire the reader. On the other hand, many pictures with no explanation, may be pleasant to the eye, but nobody understands what is exactly happening... So, I was more than happy to find this way of presentation: Making first a Powerpoint, creating the titles, transforming it to a .pdf file, then, when you extract the pics, they come along with the titles. I spent, of course, a considerable time creating the Powerpoint, but it paid off.

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2018, 09:35:38 AM »
Wow ! This must have been a wonderful game! I wonder how did I miss it?

You had a strong reason. Remember you were finishing your book that time.

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Save the Missionary! - Darkest Africa
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2018, 09:39:52 AM »
Great action report!  :-*

It is very encouraging to receive such positive comments! Thank you!

 

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