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Author Topic: Over the hills and far away - Naval landing, page 10  (Read 31557 times)

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #135 on: July 27, 2016, 12:34:40 PM »
Great stuff Paul. And a great collection  :)

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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #136 on: July 27, 2016, 12:42:34 PM »
This is really comming together.

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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #137 on: July 30, 2016, 07:08:17 PM »
Excellent project!

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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #138 on: August 14, 2016, 08:56:50 PM »
Great Cards. Hope we match up at BLAM, Paul.
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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #139 on: August 14, 2016, 10:58:37 PM »
Great Cards. Hope we match up at BLAM, Paul.

I hope so too


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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #140 on: August 15, 2016, 03:03:04 PM »
Lovely idea Paul.
All the best and mucho fun for the game.
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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #141 on: August 15, 2016, 03:29:43 PM »





Also known as 'Dirty Dirk', I hear.
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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #142 on: August 15, 2016, 03:31:12 PM »
This promises to be a great game.

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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #143 on: August 15, 2016, 07:05:28 PM »
Thanks for the honor, Paul. After Mason's idea with dirty dirks world of pleasure I feel a little more understood by you.  :D

What company is this figure made by?

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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #144 on: August 15, 2016, 07:09:57 PM »
He's a Perry Miniature from a British light infantry command set.

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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #145 on: August 16, 2016, 09:53:29 AM »
Thank you, Paul. Found him.

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Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
« Reply #146 on: August 18, 2016, 05:04:28 PM »
I tried out one of my proposed BLAM scenarios today with the help of my friend Anthony who came over to play the British and Spanish.
The British Navy had two boat parties carrying out a night landing on the coast of Spain in order to deliver supplies to a local guerrilla band and with orders to destroy a nearby semaphore tower while they were there.

The French garrisons slept soundly with only a couple of dozing sentries to keep watch.
How far would the British get before someone made a noise or their movements were spotted and the alarm raised?

This was the set up (sort of, I didn't bother with the raised ground).



The British come ashore:



The French sleep:



The British delivered their supplies to the Spanish thus freeing the guerrillas to join in the attack with them and wiped out the main French garrisson with only minimal losses to themselves. After a couple of hours of slaughter the French commander had had enough and surrendered allowing the British and Spanish to burn the semaphore to the ground.

We had a lot of fun testing new mechanics. Round shot bounced through cavalry, grenades exploded in the midst of French guards as they formed up to fire a volley and British sailors were cut down by charging cavalry in droves (well, threes actually). Men died by the sword, axe, boarding pike and bayonet as well as the more usual muskets, pistols and blunderbusses.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 05:08:41 PM by matakishi »

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Re: Over the hills and far away - Naval landing, page 10
« Reply #147 on: August 18, 2016, 09:09:40 PM »
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Round shot bounced through cavalry, grenades exploded in the midst of French guards as they formed up to fire a volley and British sailors were cut down by charging cavalry in droves (well, threes actually). Men died by the sword, axe, boarding pike and bayonet as well as the more usual muskets, pistols and blunderbusses.
   :-*   :-*   :-*

Marvellous stuff, sounds like a great game. Exactly what I'd like to do. Any more photos?


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Re: Over the hills and far away - Naval landing, page 10
« Reply #148 on: August 18, 2016, 11:05:11 PM »
I took a couple but they're not very interesting, mainly showing the aftermath of fights consisting of a survivor (usually wounded) and no opponents left.

The British start to move the supplies towards the waiting Spanish cart



Whilst the Marines move quietly through the broken ground towards the semaphore tower



Captain Hornblower, out of ammunition and wounded in a vicious melee in which he killed three French cavalry men, is confronted by a French officer. Seconds later he was to fall to the officer's pistol shot.



The wounded French commander is persuaded to surrender with only a few remnants of his command left alive. His decision is made easier by the gaping muzzle of an HMS Hotspur gun.


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Re: Over the hills and far away - Naval landing, page 10
« Reply #149 on: August 19, 2016, 06:58:53 AM »
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Captain Hornblower, out of ammunition and wounded in a vicious melee in which he killed three French cavalry men, is confronted by a French officer. Seconds later he was to fall to the officer's pistol shot.

I can't believe Hornblower's down!   :o   :o

I expect when they get him back to the Hotspur, Dr. Clive will be able to extract the pistol ball.

A great looking game with some very nice miniatures.

 

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