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Offline DintheDin

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #75 on: April 06, 2018, 06:42:49 PM »
Quick, nice and practicable! Cheers!
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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #76 on: April 06, 2018, 09:22:13 PM »
Okay...here is the last update beforr tomorrows game....:)

A few more afghans and 1-2 pulp chracters.




Cheers,
Don

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2018, 10:21:17 PM »
More good work  :)


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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #78 on: April 08, 2018, 11:00:46 AM »
Okay, yesterday the big Multiplayer was erm played.....:D


6 Players, lots of stuff to eat, 4 hours playing time...:)
We played heavily house ruled Dispo Heroes. 3 Brits vs. 3 Afghans.

In the scenario the brits had to conquer the central little fortress.
Victory point were awarded for killing soldiers....;)


Here are the starting positions...

The red and the black cubs are victory points, wich can be collected. Red only by the brits, black only by the afghans.




Close up of the scots...before they ran into a haily of musketry....







Lt. Strand is prepairing his attack.






The Pathans and afghans get ready for their ambush.





The game got on quite well, perhaps a little slow....tooo big of a table...and no magic portals.





The afghans are defeated in the end...to much house rules in favour of the brits.....;)






Lt. Strand forced his way in the fortress...and stayed there till the end....and got the MVP award.





Scenario should have been more balanced towards the afghans...but just a bit.



Great Catering and a good game with really nice company made for a great finishing point for this little project.


Cheers,
Don

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #79 on: April 08, 2018, 11:30:27 AM »
Great table setup! Must have been a very enjoyable game!
Interested about the black and red cubs...
Collecting victory points must be a great motivation to form your strategy!

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #80 on: April 08, 2018, 12:39:00 PM »
Cracking stuff!

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #81 on: April 08, 2018, 12:49:53 PM »
Splendid work all round DV  8)

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #82 on: April 09, 2018, 09:24:29 AM »
Looks nice, so why not bring this to the DoOrDice???
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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #83 on: April 09, 2018, 03:14:02 PM »
This is a most excellent thread, well done Don. You have managed to both inspire and shame me at the same time.
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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #84 on: April 19, 2018, 02:55:35 AM »
Great work!   I'm so copying your little outpost
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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #85 on: April 19, 2018, 10:19:07 PM »
Thanx for the comments, gents....;)

@Little Fortress
Yes...it wirked very well. Exactly the right size for the wee units.


@Do or Dice
I think its too long for a convention game... ??? :( :o


Cheers,
Don

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #86 on: June 06, 2018, 09:27:42 PM »
Managed to get 2 small games underway in my office at the university the other week.

Cause I bike at the moment to my work, I had to get everything in my saddle pocket. So just a few hills and some terrain..and quite a small troope....;)
We opted for Triumph&Tragedy for the rules.
I like the rules...they are well suited for such small games with just about 20 minis per side.

The brits had: one officer, 7 veterans, 5 man unit of elite scots, 5 trained Sikhs and a small Mmountain gun with two crew.
The Afghans had one 7 men unit with muskets, CC-weapons and shields, a five man and two 4 men units with muskets and a small mountain gun with two crew.
In addition there was a jezzail team in the watchtower in both scenarios.
Not in anyway balanceed...but made 2 cool games....:)

In the first scenario my guest had to silence the pathan watchtower. Not an easy task, but my shooting was awfull....:)











In scenario 2 the afghans had a few caskets of martini rilfes (smuggled over the Khyber pass) hidden in a small hamlet in the center of the table. So we both had to try to take and hold the center...






This time the game was much closer but in the end my afghans got wiped out and the few brits claimed the rifles.

Two very enjoyable games with T&T. Happy to have gamed them again....;)

Cheers,
Don

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #87 on: June 06, 2018, 10:11:46 PM »
I liked the idea of these small games so much, that I thought of more settings of: one box of terrain and 20 minis per side....:)

I was always a little tempted by the sudan thing. I so I had already the brits for the conflict and some plastic ansars laying around, I thought I give it a try.
A kind of spin off from the NWF....:D

Luckily I found this little sandbox toy in the street. Pretty yellow...but I thought: just the right size for my small skirmish games....;)





So I put a lttle filler on the small castle and builded a balsa wood door.






After that I grabbed a big junk of styrofoam and scraped a few low hills and houses...;)





Watched out that everything fitted in one of my transport boxes.





Got it painted the other day. Okay a few details could be added....:)






And enough romm left for 2-3 palm trees....:)


Cheers,
Don

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #88 on: June 06, 2018, 10:14:16 PM »
Really, this little sandbox toy you found, is all the money! Its transformation to a fort is outstanding! Cheers!

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #89 on: June 06, 2018, 10:18:55 PM »
On the weekend I painted a few ansars for teh conflict...
A wild mix of ansar and nile arabs. Pretty pulpy...but my players will have less difficulties to tell the units apart.








Aganin I want to game this with "Triumph and Tragedy": 1 Chief, two 7 men units with spears and shields and one musket each, one troope of sharpeshooters with muskets, an ambush unit with spears and throwing sticks und ne Montaingun (I will borogh that from my other collections...her is just the crew).

Now I am tempted to add some more minis to the sudan side...oh dear....;)

Cheers,
Don