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Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: 55 days in peking - my project
« Reply #105 on: April 01, 2018, 11:06:54 PM »
Great set up  8)

Offline miltiades

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Re: 55 days in peking - my project
« Reply #106 on: April 02, 2018, 05:11:58 AM »
...and here are the last pics of the project

Offline miltiades

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Re: 55 days in peking - my project
« Reply #107 on: April 02, 2018, 05:32:30 AM »
...and a pic of the "old Betsie"...

Offline DintheDin

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Re: 55 days in peking - my project
« Reply #108 on: April 02, 2018, 07:04:21 AM »
I was one of the lucky ones who had the honor to participate in this legendary game! Great table set up thanks to Miltiades' tireless for months and months work, having an eye to little details!
(I fell in love with Betsie at first sight!  :-*)
Playing the part of the Americans, luck was not so grateful to me, as I found myself out of ammo since the first round and, overwhelmed by a horde of Boxers, after heavy hand-to hand losses, was compelled to abandon my side of the wall... Also, my embassy caught fire, but fortunately I put it off, then I played a marginal role in the game, as the Boxers drew their attention mainly against the Russian, British embassies and the French who were defending Prince Tsou's Palace.
We have to thank Miltiades who spent a lot of time for this wonderful setup and hope that we will be given the chance to play the game again soon!
Miltiades, it was an epic evening! Cheers!
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 Mad Guru

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Re: 55 days in peking - my project
« Reply #109 on: April 02, 2018, 07:29:59 AM »
Looks incredible and sounds like the game itself was as good as the high quality terrain!
"We shall see what wisdom lies beneath my madness!"

Offline Keith T

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Re: 55 days in peking - my project
« Reply #110 on: October 23, 2018, 08:07:38 AM »
Great looking game, can you tell me what rules you used please?
Keith T

Offline miltiades

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Re: 55 days in peking - my project
« Reply #111 on: October 24, 2018, 02:29:36 PM »
Great looking game, can you tell me what rules you used please?
. Thank you. I used a ruleset by Pete Jones http://freewargamesrules.blogspot.com/2012/01/55-days-at-peking-rules.html . It was very good [very clever cards etc] but it took a very long time and we had to stop after 6 hours of gameplay. Pete's game lasted two days, I think. Of course,  when you play a game such as  55 Days in Peking you don't expect to finish it in an hour or two! However, I think I have to use a very fast ruleset ...We will see. I am open to any ideas

Offline Keith T

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Re: 55 days in peking - my project
« Reply #112 on: October 25, 2018, 07:27:58 AM »
Thanks for that, I have down loaded a copy and will give them a try.

 I have a large force of Boxers and most of the Colonial troops, tried "the men who would be kings" but not 100% happy with them.

cheers
Keith
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Offline War In 15MM

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Re: 55 days in peking - my project
« Reply #113 on: November 19, 2018, 05:57:54 AM »
Where in the British legation did you place "old Betsie"?

Offline miltiades

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Re: 55 days in peking - my project
« Reply #114 on: November 19, 2018, 03:30:54 PM »
Where in the British legation did you place "old Betsie"?
I placed it in front of the Wall ramp, to face the swarming boxers. But this was a game [our first try; there will be more!]. I think you may place it wherever it looks more impressive; then you try to take your best photos ... iF YOU GET IMPRESSIVE SHOTS THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS!  :D
« Last Edit: November 19, 2018, 03:32:42 PM by miltiades »

Offline War In 15MM

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Re: 55 days in peking - my project
« Reply #115 on: November 19, 2018, 03:48:40 PM »
I've been enjoying the pictures of your layout.  Thanks for the quick rely, and getting great pictures is the name of my game too!  Richard

 

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