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Author Topic: Action on the North West Frontier! Afghan Regular Infantry p.4 (10 July 2018)  (Read 5220 times)

Offline Will Bailie

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On Friday, I had my first game of The Men Who Would Be Kings.  After action report on my blog:
http://willstoysoldiers.blogspot.ca/2016/11/tmwwbk-aar.html

Many photos on the blog, here are just two:




TL:DR  lots of fun, some lessons learned, will be better next time.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 04:15:47 AM by Will Bailie »

Offline Sunjester

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2016, 09:34:25 AM »
An excellent report and sounds a lot of fun.

Offline Chairface

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 01:33:30 PM »
Looks fantastic Will!

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2016, 08:30:30 AM »
thanks!  i had fun (and I believe the players did too!) and am looking forward to another game next month.

Offline Furt

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2016, 09:41:40 AM »
A great looking game that looked like a lot of fun.

Can you share with us the make of your Russian infantry please?
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Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2016, 04:14:35 PM »
A great looking game that looked like a lot of fun.

Can you share with us the make of your Russian infantry please?

Thanks!  The Russian infantry came from three different sources:
Outpost Wargames Services http://www.outpostwargameservices.co.uk/
Askari Miniatures  http://askari-minis.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=42&zenid=26dkph2aoubuvor9vu3ksktem6
Eureka Miniatures  http://eurekamin.com.au/index.php?cPath=87_126_173_174&sort=3a

Offline LordSpode1879

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2016, 05:06:07 PM »
Fantastic looking game!!! But what did those poor goats do to deserve to face the fury of a Highland charge?  lol

Really like your three-sided scenario twist by the way, nice touch sir!
« Last Edit: November 10, 2016, 05:15:53 PM by LordSpode1879 »
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Offline Traveler Man

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2016, 06:19:53 PM »
Nicely done! :)
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Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2016, 09:33:20 PM »
Fantastic looking game!!! But what did those poor goats do to deserve to face the fury of a Highland charge?  lol

the whole of the British army seemed interested in the livestock.  While the Highlanders were after the goats, the Gurkhas took a great interest in the sheep:



(you can even see a couple of small shepherds legging it away from the scary men in green!)
« Last Edit: November 10, 2016, 09:34:53 PM by Will Bailie »

Offline skirmisher

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2016, 12:30:03 AM »
That was a jolly spirited action. Well done those men  :)

Offline LordSpode1879

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2016, 05:20:31 PM »
the whole of the British army seemed interested in the livestock.  While the Highlanders were after the goats, the Gurkhas took a great interest in the sheep:



(you can even see a couple of small shepherds legging it away from the scary men in green!)

Probably 'rescuing' the sheep from that nasty screw gun!!!  lol

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2017, 10:58:05 PM »
It only took a couple of months, but I managed to play a second game of TMWWBK.  The after-action report is here
http://willstoysoldiers.blogspot.ca/2017/01/tmwwbk-aar-sequel.html

Overall, I think it was a better experience than the first game, especially due to the leader characteristics rolled by the Pathans (the Ghazis were led by a coward who refused to charge anyone, and the Afghan regulars by an idiot who randomly allowed his opponent to move the troops).  My main takeaway is that I should probably try to control my megalomania, and try again with only two sides. 

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2017, 09:08:10 AM »
Two questions I needs to know...

1. Who makes the buildings used for the village?

2. The Cossack Occifer... did he get nobbled by the Artilley fire!?


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Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2017, 06:32:22 PM »
The village in this case was cobbled together from the Perry/Renedra mud house and the Warlord Games ruined village.  There's a few more shots of it here
http://willstoysoldiers.blogspot.ca/2015/12/afghanistan-people-and-terrain.html



As for the Cossack Commander, he was last seen boldly charging into a cloud of smoke and dust, current whereabouts unknown...
« Last Edit: January 26, 2017, 06:35:47 PM by Will Bailie »

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! (a MWWBK AAR)
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2017, 07:51:35 PM »
:) Thanks awfully old bean!  :)

 

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