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Miniatures Adventure => Back of Beyond => Topic started by: Overlord on September 06, 2021, 06:35:59 PM

Title: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
Post by: Overlord on September 06, 2021, 06:35:59 PM
The latest Setting the East Ablaze game from yesterday.  Our version of The First Battle of Bukhara, taken from the Red Dawn Rises! book, scenario 2.

Transposed further east to China, not far from the border with India.  This time with the British (Chris) attacking a walled town held by the troublesome local warlord, Lo Fat Chow (Me).

The table: Yingtong City walls bottom left, British attacking from the right.
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City walls defenders
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Warlord troops
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Main British attack, supported by HMG and artillery
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British flanking force
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Sikhs advance to the dry riverbed with covering fire from Britsh troops, after most of another company succumbed to Chinese artillery fire.
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Mounted bandits advance, but are charged by the cavalry led by Major Denis Bloodnok (coward and bar)
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50% casualties, their failing morale forcing them to retire. Major Bloodnok leads the attack from the rear!
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White Russian lancers move to counter the British cavalry
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The British pour fire into the Yingtong defenders, but fail to hit a thing
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White Russians move up to meet the attack
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Brave Chinese defenders
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More White Russian mercenaries
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Armed bandits moving into the orchard
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More bandits, fearful of the british cavalry, decide lurking in a wood is a good idea
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Tally Ho!  Unfortunately the arrival of the RAF means they get straffed, but with only a single casualty
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The RAF continues, shooting up the Warlord artillery
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Chinese AA in the form of a Jingal
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Bandits head for the walls, having dismounted
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After the British fire depletes the defenders, the Sikhs begin their assault of the walls
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Yingtong attacked
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After riding down the mounted bandits, the cavalry line up to engage the Russian lancers
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Bandits and mercenaries engage more Sikhs
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The Sikhs breach the defences, the wall defenders having fled
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The RAF take out another Chinese gun
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The Cavalry get to charge first, sweeping away their Russian opponents
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Continuing his one-man low-level onslaught, straffing bandits in the streets
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British success!
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Waggling his wings in salute to the victorious Sikhs, before heading home in time for tea and medals
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Another entertaining game.

The Chinese artillery had early success, before both sides fire went badly astray for several turns. Colonel Dickie Duckworth-Lewis led the assault from the front, bowling through the initial falling rounds.  Once the British guns got ranged in they started to take their toll, even wounding both Warlord commanders with stray rounds!

The Warlords mounted bandits and Russian lancers suffered badly at the hands of the British cavalry with fortuitously timed charges.

The arrival of air support sealed the Chinese fate, shooting up everything in sight, as the Sikhs entered the city.




Title: Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
Post by: Lord Raglan on September 06, 2021, 06:53:59 PM
That's awesome bud, great to see BoB featuring on the forum 👍

Gareth
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Post by: marianas_gamer on September 06, 2021, 09:38:06 PM
Great looking game with wonderfully painted minis! Damn shame about the warlord loss though.
Title: Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
Post by: Marine0846 on September 06, 2021, 10:41:18 PM
Wonderful set up.
Great looking battle, story well told.
Title: Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
Post by: has.been on September 07, 2021, 06:20:23 AM
To (mis)quote 2nd lieutenant Bluebottle,
'Thinks, I do notlike dis game'
 :D
Title: Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
Post by: Mike Blake on September 07, 2021, 08:47:40 AM
Great looking game, great AAR - inspiring!
Title: Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
Post by: Dr Bogo on September 07, 2021, 11:01:43 AM
Great looking game with plenty of back and forth by the looks of it!
Title: Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
Post by: dadlamassu on September 07, 2021, 01:35:41 PM
Spiffing, Old Chap! Glad to see old Bigglesworth in the Frenchi Spad did Sterling work. 
No doubt the defeated forces will retreat across the Idulipo River. Maybe Lt Neddy Seagoon will intercept?
Throughly enjoyed the write up.
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Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on September 07, 2021, 03:56:34 PM
Great report, lovely looking game!   :-*

There's a song that I recall,
My mother sang to me.
She sang it as she tucked me in,
When I was ninety-three.

Ying tong yiddle I po!
Title: Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
Post by: Overlord on September 07, 2021, 04:40:34 PM
Many thanks for the comments chaps.  :)

Damn shame about the warlord loss though.
As a fellow Warlord Lon, you will be only too aware of the fighting limitations of your troops compared to their optimistic enthusiam for the potential spoils.  :D

Spiffing, Old Chap! Glad to see old Bigglesworth in the Frenchi Spad did Sterling work. 
Well observed that man. :o  The lack of resupply in a far-flung outpost of Empire means the aircraft was borrowed following an exchange visit to French Indo-china. (and the only model we had!) ::)
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No doubt the defeated forces will retreat across the Idulipo River. Maybe Lt Neddy Seagoon will intercept?
With the riverbed dried up during the fighting season at least no-one will have 'fallen in the water'

There's a song that I recall,
My late father was a big Goons fan.  I have his original 78 that I can remember playing on the radiogram as a child.  The 'A' side is Bloodnoks Rock'n'Roll Call.  :D

Title: Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
Post by: trev on September 09, 2021, 11:54:30 AM
Great looking game and very nice painting.  Got to love a nice BoB game.  :D
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Post by: Storm Wolf on September 09, 2021, 12:20:28 PM
Nice one guys, I didn`t want to be the first to mention the song lol
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Post by: Matakakea on September 09, 2021, 01:28:12 PM
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Quote from: Mad Lord Snapcase on September 07, 2021, 03:56:34 PM
There's a song that I recall,
My late father was a big Goons fan.  I have his original 78 that I can remember playing on the radiogram as a child.  The 'A' side is Bloodnoks Rock'n'Roll Call.  :D/quote]

You've got to rock and roll in a military manner!  :D
Title: Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
Post by: has.been on September 09, 2021, 02:19:49 PM
"Col. Bloodnock get your men lined up outside!"
"Why?"
"I'm looking for a thief"
"Get your own! It took me ages to get this lot"
 lol lol lol
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Post by: WarlordFish on September 10, 2021, 08:52:36 PM
That looks like such an excellent game! I wish I could get some back of beyond games like that going! Everything looks great. Beautiful minis, splendid table, keep up the good work!
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Post by: JBaumal on September 22, 2021, 10:31:35 AM
Beautiful game and great AAR. Very inspirational indeed, I love the period but have never tried these rules. Keep posting.
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Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 22, 2021, 12:05:46 PM
Only just spotted this. Brilliant looking game!
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Post by: Ignatieff on September 26, 2021, 03:07:25 PM
Super, super, super!