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Offline ragbones

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Boxer Rebellion
« on: April 20, 2018, 10:47:46 PM »
Trying to post photos of a 55 Days at Peking Game I set up last year. Not sure if this going to work.
Hail to the King, baby.

Offline Codsticker

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 03:58:43 AM »
Not sure if this going to work.
Close... but not quite. lol Looks very nice though. :D

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 12:35:03 PM »
Photos posted okay - but two of them needed to be rotated before posting.

I see five legations, maybe, if the one on the top right of the first photo is the French one.  Looks like the Germans got left out.  I certainly understand the challenges as I work to prepare a much larger game in 15 mm using the wonderful Blue Moon buildings (mostly).  See my own thread on the topic under Colonial topic.

Any chance of getting a better photo of the Tartar Wall?  The top looks good but I'd love to see more.  That is a piece I will be scratch building and include the water gate and, maybe, one or two other gates though one in a 'destroyed' state since it was burned right before the siege began, the Chien Men Gate. (I think)

And, yes, looks good.

Offline Smokeyrone

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 01:08:22 PM »
I love it!
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Offline Belisarius

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 01:51:35 PM »
Rotating pics , the bane of my life . Lovely looking table , buildings and figures btw .

Offline Marine0846

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 02:59:53 PM »
Excellent looking game.
I have always had a special interest in this period.
after watching "55 Days at Peking."
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Offline Arundel

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018, 08:19:07 PM »
This is one of those projects that have always tempted me. What keeps me away is the huge number of buildings needed to do it right, and as someone who would struggle to make even an outhouse I've shied away.

Your set-up looks just great. Are most of the buildings scratch built? Love to know which rules and figures you use also! Are those Old Glory Boxers? Anyway, superb work, and many thanks for sharing!

Offline marianas_gamer

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 01:37:58 AM »
Nice work :-* :-*!
LB
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

Offline ragbones

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 02:39:50 AM »
I’m sorry about the two photos that are wonkered. This was my first attempt at posting photos. I’m not sure how to correct the issue since I couldn’t preview it.
I’ll look to see if I have other pics of the Tatar Wall. Unfortunately, my game room has been temporarily taken over for other family uses and have no where else to set it up for photos.
Most of the buildings are Old Glory. Four of the five Legation compounds are unique. I have 2 of the OG British Legation, one of which I reconfigure as the Fu. Most of the other buildings are also OG but there are two pieces of the Hudson and Allen Alamo that I use as ruins. Some of the other buildings are scratchbuilt but not by me.
The Boxers are predominately OG but there are also figures from Pulp Figures, Redoubt and Foundry. They mix nicely together.
I put this collection together about 20 years ago.

Offline ragbones

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25mm Boxer Rebellion, Couple More Pics
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 02:51:58 AM »
FifteensAway, there’s another pic from when I was setting up the game that shows a little more of the Tater Wall. There’s also a pic of a couple of the scratchbuilt buildings depicting part of the Mongol Market.

Offline Byblos

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2018, 09:21:50 AM »
Very impressive work ! Bravo  :-*

Offline Arundel

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2018, 02:56:41 PM »
Love it!

Offline gringo

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2018, 08:52:45 PM »
splendid setup! :D

cheers
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Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2018, 09:09:58 PM »
Ragbones, thanks for the extra photos, especially of the wall.  The zig-zag with a landing approach is a good idea and I think I'll adopt something similar.  I'll need 12' of wall for the game we're putting together and it will be 6" tall so that style will work well, maybe put four such ramps, two inboard of the German/American lines and two outboard for the Boxers to use.

Now I'm off to order more buildings from OG25s Blue Moon 15 mm Boxer range.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2018, 01:41:39 PM by FifteensAway »

Offline miltiades

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Re: Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 07:26:27 AM »
well done! Very nice. British Legation Gate looks fantastic
« Last Edit: April 23, 2018, 07:28:49 AM by miltiades »