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Offline Westbury

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Re: Back of beyond adventures
« Reply #135 on: December 04, 2022, 12:50:37 PM »
Appropriate liquid refreshment was available but did nothing to boost the British performance.

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Back of beyond adventures
« Reply #136 on: December 04, 2022, 01:20:16 PM »
Great looking game! Sounds like it was fun. 👍
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Offline has.been

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Re: Back of beyond adventures
« Reply #137 on: December 04, 2022, 05:00:23 PM »
I would re-enforce the humour theme by telling you all the names
of the two Hill Tribes & their leaders, but Flatpack has all the paperwork.
It was not as one sided as the British thought.
1) The Russian briefing was to avoid a head-to-head fight with the British.
    This became unavoidable when the British (Roles Royce) A/cars opened fire
    on the Russian A/cars.
2) Neither tribe trusted the other, but the British opened fire on both.
     Whilst still not trusting each other, they each attacked the British.
3) Plans to have the A/cars breaking down a lot (i.e. every time a Joker was drawn
    the lowest scoring A/car would be stuck for D6 moves) failed, as it turned out
    I had brought a pack without jokers.
     lol lol lol. As the Russian A/cars did very little, especially with one being knocked
    out very early in the game. This favoured the Brits, who relied on their A/cars a lot.
Anyway, on to some pictures.
168 = Roles Royces move quickly to control the Iron Bridge (NB Bob stuck all the
          rivets one at a time!)
167,169 & 170 = The British Inf. debus from the train & march to support the A/cars.
172 & 177 = Russian Cavalry trot (Trotsky?) past their A/cars. One already in
                   flames & abandoned.
175 = The Engine that brought the British Infantry.
       

Offline has.been

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Re: Back of beyond adventures
« Reply #138 on: December 04, 2022, 05:13:18 PM »
 171 =The right wing (as the British viewed them) Afghans reach the river, & as the
          RR A/cars occupy the bridge, decide to cross upstream. 'How deep?' asks Dicemaster
         (Garry) I threw a D10 for depth in feet...'Ten' I tell him. Undeterred they start to swim.
173 = Meanwhile the 'left wing' Afghans start to take a pasting from the Indian Mountain gun.
178 = Said gun.
176 = Tribesmen move to attack the Iron bridge
179 = Indian Infantry move to support the A/cars on the bridge
 

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Back of beyond adventures
« Reply #139 on: December 04, 2022, 05:46:00 PM »
 Loving this thread - will no doubt be stealing some of the inspirational ideas here... Keep 'em coming...

Offline has.been

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Re: Back of beyond adventures
« Reply #140 on: December 04, 2022, 05:49:23 PM »
180 = Still sopping wet from the river, Tribesmen rush the Imperial Infantry.
          A bloody melee sees the Brits cut down.
181 = On the other wing the Afghans, who had be taking galling casualties
          from the Indian gun, note a drop-off in the rate of fire. Taking this as
          the Imperial troops running out of ammunition, they charge over the
          wooden bridge...
          Some desperate last ditch loading and fighting over the cannon ended with
          a mound of Afghan dead & some very relieved gunners.
182 & 183 = After a heroic stand on the Iron bridge, during which they withstood
                   rifle, machine gun & cannon fire, the Roles Royce finally goes down.
                   Some VCs due here.
184 = With the bridge now free, tribesmen rush over.
185 & 186 = Carefully following the Afghans were the Russian Cavalry , though in
                   the reports that went back to Moscow...
                   they valiantly took the lead
                     ;)
187 = The last remaining Rolls is overwhelmed by bloodthirsty tribesmen.
          At this point it was agreed that whoever remained out of the British troops
          would rush for the train & get out of there.

An enjoyable game, which all players played up to their briefing & in the right spirit.
Especial thanks to:-
Bob, our genial host & spreader of the glorious peoples revolution
JC, provender provider & leader of the impressive suicidal charge of the cannon
Garry, for not letting a 10' deep river stop his bloodthirsty tribesmen
Ian, who maintained a stiff (British) upper lip at all times, even when hacked down
      in the melee.

Next year we might venture into the Mexican (1910) revolution. Watch this space. ;D

Offline scotty

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Re: Back of beyond adventures
« Reply #141 on: December 04, 2022, 07:27:37 PM »
Superb looking game

Offline marianas_gamer

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Re: Back of beyond adventures
« Reply #142 on: December 04, 2022, 07:53:32 PM »
Love it and sounds like gongs are in order for the red legs as well!
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Back of beyond adventures
« Reply #143 on: December 04, 2022, 08:45:23 PM »
Look forward to seeing your Mexican adventure...

Offline Zingara

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Re: Back of beyond adventures
« Reply #144 on: December 08, 2022, 08:04:26 PM »
Great looking game, and glad you all got to have a good time. Happy wargaming. As has been mentioned look forward to seeing how you get on with Mexico.

 

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