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Author Topic: Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816  (Read 772 times)

Offline Mac

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Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816
« on: March 26, 2018, 11:03:11 AM »
The year is 1816, the place is Smith's farm in the Nepean valley, in what is now New South Wales, Australia. We are using the rules Smooth and Rifled (with some house rules) as they work very well for this level of skirmish. We are using a scenario from A Grab Bag of Games.

At first the Darug people though only a few didjurigura garraway (white men) would come. But more than could ever have been imagined come up the river and the roads.

Fearing trouble, Governor Macquarie sends soldiers of the Veteran Company under Lieutenant Rivers, that loyal public servant, to Smith's Farm.

A Darug leader, known in Lieutenant Rivers' journal as 'Ecstatic Traveller', or to the settlers as Happy Wanderer, or to the soldiers as just Happy decides enough is enough. He decided to gather the warriors and attack the place where the "fluffy-white kangaroo mob" lives.



Our industrious scene is shattered as some hostile Darug warriors  approaching from the north east.


The Darug warriors, however move incredibly quickly and throw a shower of spears as they run, wounding or terrifying the settlers.


Then the veteran company comes to the rescue.


More on my blog: http://macslittlefriends.blogspot.com.au/


Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 11:09:18 AM »
Lovely looking game  :)

Offline Plynkes

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Re: Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 12:08:34 PM »
You want to watch that Farmer Smith, he's a rum 'un. Check that none of his mob have anything stuffed down their pants.  ;)

A stunning visual treat there.

Thálatta! Thálatta!

Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 03:57:13 PM »
...lovely pics on that now 'famous mat'...the closest to purpose built terrain tiles that you can roll up and stick under your arm...

....and yes, a lovely looking game it was.

...even though I didn't get away with enough sheep!

 ;)




Offline Malamute

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Re: Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 04:44:53 PM »

That is a grand looking table. ;D
"These creatures do not die like the bee after the first sting, but go on age after age, feeding on the blood of the living"  - Abraham Van Helsing

Offline Ignatieff

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Re: Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 04:48:31 PM »
splendid table, game and.....sheeps.  Where are they from?
"...and as always, we are dealing with strange forces far beyond our comprehension...."

All limitations are self imposed.  Work hard and dream big.

Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2018, 05:01:34 AM »
Sheep are from Eureka Miniatures

 ;)

Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 06:10:52 PM »
Great game. Who makes the various figures?

Offline Marine0846

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Re: Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 07:20:30 PM »
An exciting battle report.
Loved it.
Excellent "how to" on making your mat.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 09:56:01 AM »
Nice AAR, great pictures and oh! this mat!  :-* Will become famous!!!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. – Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Setting the Nepean ablaze: 1816
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2018, 04:31:05 PM »
The British figures are a mix of Victrix and Perry metals. Civilians are Redoubt.

The aboriginal figures are from the Eureka Miniatures Denisovan range (which I describe for use and conversion on the thread below)...
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=106346.0

The world famous mat, which I tried to pinch last week  :D as it was left at my place...is now back in the hands of its owner...the construction of which is described on his blog...

...I at least have the pleasure of the occasional game on it...

Cheers

Happy Wanderer