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Author Topic: The League of Extraordinary Kriegspielers presents... The Tears of Solomon  (Read 1493 times)

Offline Yankeepedlar01

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Unadulterated madness, but quite wonderful and played out on such an exquisite tabletop.
"There is no point in being stupid unless you show it!"

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Always superb...  :o :o :-*

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Your group is either,
Fun, Fun, Fun,
or  Mad, Mad, Mad.
I, love, love, love the game. lol
Semper Fi, Mac

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The Battle for the Gheralta Plateau......

Meanwhile, down in Abyssinia, Afrika Bambaataa, the legend that is the Dub King of African emancipation, has seized the strategically important plateau at Gheralta to broadcast his Jah Revolution in the heart of Abyssinia.

The Lion of Judah, aint gonna take this insult lying down.  An army group is formed, and an assault planned....

Army lists

Gheralta Plateau – Afrika Bambaataa

Objective: Defend the plateau, ensure you are not captured.

Army List

CinC Afrika Bambaataa, +2 lucky, pistol, bombs

2iC Shorty Gahfield +2 lucky, ferocious, LMG, bombs
3IC Beyonce +1 pistols and grenades

1 x Unarmed Red Transport Aircraft (can be used for getaways)

2 x 24 Ruga-Ruga, C4 M3 irregulars, obsolete rifles

1 x 10 Bunmen, C3 M2 irregulars rifles, bombs

1 x 20 pygmies C4 M3 irregulars, spears, blowpipes

1 x 10 IRA men C3 M3 stubborn. Rifles, bombs, 1 LMG

1 x 10 Soviet Advisors C2 M3 stubborn, rifles, bombs, 1 LMG

1 x Sniper C3 M3

1 x Bun-Man Makele HMG C3 M2 irregular, stubborn

2 x Bolshevik Field guns C3 M3

1 x Bolshevik HMG C3 M3

2 x light AA guns



Abyssinian forces

Gheralta Plateau – Haile Selassie

Objective: Clear the board of the infidel invader!

CinC His Imperial Highness, Rex, Rasta-Fari +2 lucky, pistols.  Gives +1 in morale to any unit within 12”

2IC – Gen Isiah Abbidishu +1 lucky.

2 x 10 Imperial Guards C2 M2 ferocious. rifles, bombs 1 LMG

1 x 10 Mountaineer Unit, C2 M2, Marksmen, bombs, 1 LMG

1 x 10 ‘A’ team mercenaries C2 M2 stubborn, marksmen, rifles, bombs 2 LMGs

1 x 10 NAACP Friendship Battalion C3 M3, rifles, 1 LMG

2 x 10 riflemen C3 M3 stubborn.  rifles, bombs, 1 LMG

2 x 24 irregular C4 M2 ferocious spearmen

1 x Sniper C3 M3

1 x 10 noble cavalry C3 M2 irregulars, lances

2 x obsolete artillery pieces C3 M3

2 x modern artillery pieces C3 M3

2 x improvised armoured cars C3 M3

6 rounds of off-table HE  Must be pre-planned

3 x Brown Condors C3 M3  2 light bombs each

pictures to follow.......








"...and as always, we are dealing with strange forces far beyond our comprehension...."

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Offline Johnno

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pictures to follow.......


Can't wait!
Yearly painting challenges only show me how useless I am at painting...


Offline Ignatieff

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Gheralta Plateau - the action!

The attack saw the Abyssinian imperial forces attempt to assault up the seemingly impregnable plateau in order to seize and destroy the Afrika Bambaataa FM radio stations at the top, as well as to seize the infamous Reggae Rascal himself...

After a shaky start owing to ambushes from pygmies and tribal irregulars on the plains below the plateau, the Abyssinians were able to begin the hard slog up the mountain paths towards the summit under a hail of gunfire and boulders, ably assisted by their mountaineering troops and, most importantly, the Brown Condor Legion of crack African-American pilots flying their Albatross D.VAs. With the help of their air support knocking out key heavy weapons guarding the pathways, the imperial troops were able to burst onto the plateau and destroy most of Bambaataa's forces, although the man himself made his getaway aboard a Bolshevik-piloted Gotha.

Haile Selassie had started the campaign in stunning fashion and snuffed out the first real sign of rebellion, while Bambaataa fled into the mists as quickly as he had arrived...

Offline Ignatieff

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The Brown Condors open the batting with an air attack on the plateau

Offline Ignatieff

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Abyssinian ground troops start the assault, helped by the NAACP friendship battalion....

Offline Ignatieff

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Abyssinian irregulars, including the splendid noble cavalry complete in barded armour, start the dangerous ascent...

Offline Ignatieff

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The defenders on the hill await the best the Abyssinians can throw at them.  Bun Man Makalele and his gold plated vickers along with a mortar crew and some friendly bolos hold the western end of the plateau

Offline Ignatieff

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Bun Man buys the farm as the Abyssinians encroach....

Offline Ignatieff

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at this point, Afrika Bambaataa decrees that the broadcasts will stop for the day and he makes good his escape on a friendly Bolo transport plane....

Offline Sparrow

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Love that plane! It it a kit? (If so, who does it? It’d look brilliant on the North West Frontier!).
Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry!

Offline Ignatieff

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Love that plane! It it a kit? (If so, who does it? It’d look brilliant on the North West Frontier!).

An Aurora Gotha.  I think they were made in the 1970s originally, but you can still pick them up on eBay.  I'ver got a DH10 which is even bigger!

Offline marianas_gamer

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Most splendid Steve! Great to see portions of the struggle that I was only dimly aware of (though the Fu network KNOWS ALL, of course lol). The League's toy collection must only be surpassed by the League's toy collection storage capacity! lol
Lon
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.