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Author Topic: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 20 12 21  (Read 20995 times)

Offline brunei35

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 06 11 21
« Reply #135 on: November 09, 2021, 06:58:17 AM »
Excellent enjoyable report, thank you for posting.

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 06 11 21
« Reply #136 on: November 09, 2021, 08:12:41 AM »
Great report and loving your barn and bridge

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Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 06 11 21
« Reply #137 on: November 10, 2021, 09:18:41 PM »
In the previous game when we had wounded leaders who were temporarily out of action, in lieu of any other alternative, we tipped them on their sides, something I think spoils the look of the table. I made sabot bases to mark the individual leaders so I know which activation card they relate to and that system works well, so I thought I could come up with a variation of the same to show wounds..



Using the same type of single sabot base, I made up some bloodied bandages using tissue paper soaked in diluted PVA and then added a spare hat and sword from a Perry sprue. Much happier with these, which will serve their function and look much better on the table.



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Offline DintheDin

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 11 11 21
« Reply #138 on: November 11, 2021, 04:50:40 PM »
The bloodied bandage, hat and sword! Ingenious and inspiring!  :-*
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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 11 11 21
« Reply #139 on: November 12, 2021, 09:54:46 PM »
Very clever indeed. Consider the idea appropriated.  :)
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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 11 11 21
« Reply #140 on: November 15, 2021, 06:11:59 AM »
The campaign rolls on and we reach the third scenario. Honours may be even with a victory apiece, but the rebels have taking many more casualties than the British. Will they be crushed by a superior force or find a way to hold off the redcoats? The full AAR is here: http://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com/2021/11/ill-take-manhattan-campaign-engagement_15.html








Offline Gangleri

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 15 11 21
« Reply #141 on: November 15, 2021, 05:21:14 PM »
Great report (with the new terrain visible in the lovely photos) and fine work on the wounded markers.
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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 15 11 21
« Reply #142 on: November 21, 2021, 05:49:02 AM »
After the surprising rebel victory in the last game the British are looking for revenge. They are out to rescue a loyalist prisoner and in the process seek a scenario victory that keeps their hopes of a campaign victory alive. They have the better force but that hasn't always played in their favour. The full AAR is here:

http://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com/2021/11/ill-take-manhattan-campaign-engagement_21.html








Offline CapnJim

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 21 11 21
« Reply #143 on: November 25, 2021, 07:53:48 PM »
Alrighty then.  Well done.  All tied up going into the fifth.  That one, it appears, is for all the marbles!  Looking forward to that battle report.
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Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 21 11 21
« Reply #144 on: December 19, 2021, 08:28:09 PM »
The final instalment in the campaign set around New York in 1776 using Sharp Practice. The more we use these rules the more we make better use of them and the more I like them. Some lovely drill book musketry from Dave's British in this one, pity I was on the receiving end! It's a shame to see the campaign come to an end, hopefully we'll be able to get back to some more in 2022. The full AAR is here https://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com/2021/12/ill-take-manhattan-engagement-5-last.html










Offline DonFabrizio

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 20 12 21
« Reply #145 on: December 20, 2021, 09:29:49 AM »
Again, a fabulous looking game!
Regarding the campaign, did you make that yourselves, or is it from some Lardie Special?

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 20 12 21
« Reply #146 on: December 20, 2021, 09:45:06 AM »
Again, a fabulous looking game!
Regarding the campaign, did you make that yourselves, or is it from some Lardie Special?

Thanks. It’s a home grown campaign, our first attempt. We will review it and make a few tweaks and see if the Lardies are interested in using it in the Lard Magazine next year.

Offline brunei35

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 20 12 21
« Reply #147 on: December 20, 2021, 11:40:25 AM »
Another excellent report of a fantastic looking table. Thanks again for these AAR blog updates and time you take producing them.

Cheers

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 20 12 21
« Reply #148 on: December 20, 2021, 02:12:33 PM »
A joy to read, although I was cheering for the Americans. Great looking games throughout the campaign that sound like a lot of fun.
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Offline CapnJim

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Re: First foray into the American Revolution Updated 20 12 21
« Reply #149 on: December 20, 2021, 04:41:17 PM »
Well done, lad! 

It does appear the Rebel forces started out on their back foot, and could never really get things going.  Oh well, there's always more battles to fight... :D

 

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