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Offline Andy_cole

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Setting the east ablaze
« on: August 27, 2021, 10:59:30 AM »
Hi, Iam just getting into the BOB period after years of humming and pontificating. I have picked up the base set of Setting the east ablaze, and started with a few Bolo's and warlord Chinese.
I was considering picking up the red dawn rising scenario book, and wondered if the scenarios use specific forces and if any one would like to give me a clue as to what they are and how many to help me decide.

Cheers
Andy

Offline Mike Blake

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Re: Setting the east ablaze
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2021, 12:39:21 PM »
IMHO get it  - it is splendid inspiration! Good luck on your journey
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Offline Overlord

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Re: Setting the east ablaze
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2021, 01:53:28 PM »
The 8 scenarios do feature specific forces, as they are historically based. 
Forces include; Reds, Whites, Bukharans, British, & others.  Up to around 80 figures a side, mostly foot, but up to 3 cavalry units. Various proportionate supporting elements; HMGs, Field Guns, Armoured cars, even the occasional armoured train or aircraft.  Pretty much the kind of thing required for any StEA game.

Unit types vary alot, are too numerous to list and it would be unfair to the author to do so.  I doubt many of us (except Ignatieff & Lord Raglan?) would have all the exact options required in the book.

However, I've played most of the scenarios, but substituting available forces.  I have Chinese Warlord, Chinese Bandit and Turkish armies (Unpainted Reds to come at some point...), my regular opponent British/Empire and Whites. My Chinese stand in for Reds and other forces all the time.

I hope that helps a bit.  :)

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Offline Overlord

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Re: Setting the east ablaze
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 06:39:54 PM »
Our most recent game, using scenario 2: the Battle of Bukhara

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=133078.msg1690142;topicseen#new




Offline Romark

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Re: Setting the east ablaze
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2021, 07:20:21 PM »
Great looking game Paul 👍


Offline Mike Blake

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Re: Setting the east ablaze
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 08:43:28 AM »

Offline Andy_cole

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Re: Setting the east ablaze
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2021, 05:18:42 AM »
thank you everyone, I have ordered the book, great looking games Overlord

Offline Ignatieff

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Re: Setting the east ablaze
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2021, 03:02:58 PM »
Thank you. I'm (obviously) biased, but I do think its good.
"...and as always, we are dealing with strange forces far beyond our comprehension...."

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