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Author Topic: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy  (Read 1137 times)

Offline Overlord

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The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« 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.


City walls defenders


Warlord troops


Main British attack, supported by HMG and artillery


British flanking force


Sikhs advance to the dry riverbed with covering fire from Britsh troops, after most of another company succumbed to Chinese artillery fire.


Mounted bandits advance, but are charged by the cavalry led by Major Denis Bloodnok (coward and bar)


50% casualties, their failing morale forcing them to retire. Major Bloodnok leads the attack from the rear!


White Russian lancers move to counter the British cavalry


The British pour fire into the Yingtong defenders, but fail to hit a thing


White Russians move up to meet the attack


Brave Chinese defenders


More White Russian mercenaries


Armed bandits moving into the orchard


More bandits, fearful of the british cavalry, decide lurking in a wood is a good idea


Tally Ho!  Unfortunately the arrival of the RAF means they get straffed, but with only a single casualty


The RAF continues, shooting up the Warlord artillery


Chinese AA in the form of a Jingal


Bandits head for the walls, having dismounted


After the British fire depletes the defenders, the Sikhs begin their assault of the walls


Yingtong attacked


After riding down the mounted bandits, the cavalry line up to engage the Russian lancers


Bandits and mercenaries engage more Sikhs


The Sikhs breach the defences, the wall defenders having fled


The RAF take out another Chinese gun


The Cavalry get to charge first, sweeping away their Russian opponents


Continuing his one-man low-level onslaught, straffing bandits in the streets


British success!


Waggling his wings in salute to the victorious Sikhs, before heading home in time for tea and medals


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.




2021 Lead Tally: Acq: 372 Ptd: 105  Total: -267
2020 Lead Tally: Acq: 302 Ptd: 133  Total: -169
2009-19 Tally:  Acq: 2183 Ptd: 672  Total: -1511

Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #1 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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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 09:38:06 PM »
Great looking game with wonderfully painted minis! Damn shame about the warlord loss though.
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 10:41:18 PM »
Wonderful set up.
Great looking battle, story well told.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline has.been

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2021, 06:20:23 AM »
To (mis)quote 2nd lieutenant Bluebottle,
'Thinks, I do notlike dis game'
 :D

Offline Mike Blake

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 08:47:40 AM »
Great looking game, great AAR - inspiring!
Size Does Matter! - 54mm - The One True Scale

Offline Dr Bogo

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2021, 11:01:43 AM »
Great looking game with plenty of back and forth by the looks of it!

Offline dadlamassu

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #7 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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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #8 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!


Offline Overlord

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #9 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

« Last Edit: September 07, 2021, 04:43:35 PM by Overlord »

Offline trev

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2021, 11:54:30 AM »
Great looking game and very nice painting.  Got to love a nice BoB game.  :D

Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2021, 12:20:28 PM »
Nice one guys, I didn`t want to be the first to mention the song lol
Knowing my luck, I would throw the pin and still be holding the grenade - gulp!

Offline Matakakea

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #12 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
I'm not a mercenary. Killing's more of a hobby for me.

Offline has.been

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #13 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

Offline WarlordFish

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Re: The Battle of Yingtong, China 192? - StEA Game - Pic heavy
« Reply #14 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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