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Offline alcal

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55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« on: September 09, 2016, 08:24:44 PM »
Hi
 We have a memorial game coming up on the 24th Of September dedicated to our wargame friend Mike Seddon  who sadly past away after a fight with cancer last year.
He loved to set up  multi player fun games at the club and 55 minutes at Peking was one of his favourites.
I built my Japanese Legation and some figures  and other club members added bits too , but as Mike wasn't a avid terrain builder it was never totally produced , even so he always made it a fun game for us.
While he was ill Mike sold all his wargames kit towards charity and I bought  the Boxer bits so as to keep the game in the club.
I decided for the memorial game this year I would re create the full game in his memory.Ive been aided in this with odd bits other players have and Ade deacon who is building some legations and painting figures as I speak.

The pics are all I Phone that ive been taking as I went so a bit of a mish mash, i wil add some more pics as i finish painting the outstanding legations and figures.
Alao i`ll post the full game on the day.

One last message and that's to Paul Carson and the Staines Wargamers who invented this game and the layout and put it in the mag for all to use and play.........thankyou i hope our re-make does you proud.
Cheers AL





































































Offline Keith

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 08:33:44 PM »
Holy heck! All of Peking then? :-)
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Offline Stu

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 08:43:09 PM »
So... big table then?

Offline sjwalker51

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 08:52:45 PM »
Oh wow, that's incredible - so want to join that game, having played the original Staines game years and years ago.

Offline Svennn

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 08:54:46 PM »
Bloody marvellous  :-* :-*  Anyone would be delighted to play around that lot and you can be very proud of what you have achieved in Mikes honour.

So what are you making this week?
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Offline Fire-at-Will

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 09:04:31 PM »
Wonderful work Al.  The game is great fun to play, we ran it over two days at Gauntlet in 2011.

Even Luigi the Italian icecream seller was present


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“Losing one legation is unfortunate, losing two is just careless”

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2016, 09:21:55 PM »
Inspirational.
Hoping to do the same at school some time.

Do you use the rules as written or have you adapted them over the years?

On the plan there are a lot of numbers in red and black. What do they represent?
Gary, Glynis, and Alasdair (there are three of us, but we are too mean to have more than one login)

Offline alcal

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2016, 09:57:23 PM »
Inspirational.
Hoping to do the same at school some time.

Do you use the rules as written or have you adapted them over the years?

Rules as written

On the plan there are a lot of numbers in red and black. What do they represent?

The black numbers are the measurements off the map and the red are the scaled up

Offline Mr.J

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2016, 10:39:49 PM »
Amazing! That looks spectacular.

Offline marianas_gamer

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2016, 01:00:50 AM »
What a great tribute to an old friend! Primo modeling on a grand scale. Thank you for sharing!!!
LB
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

Offline Nicolo

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2016, 06:49:34 PM »
Great job :)

Offline Siaba

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2016, 09:36:37 PM »
Awesome  :o
"The enemy? His sense of duty was no less than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is, where he came from. And if he was really evil at heart. What lies or threats led him on this long march from home. If he would not rather have stayed there ... in peace. War will make corpses of us all."

Offline Anderson Collection

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2016, 09:18:41 AM »
Wow that looks fantastic

Offline Andym

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2016, 09:35:19 AM »
What a fitting tribute to a good friend! :)

That's an inspired idea using the adhesive stone slab as corner stones on then buildings! And just the right amount of rubble, for my tastes, in thr ruined ones! What are the beads for? I had a look through all the pictures, but I couldn't see them being used for anything?

Offline Mad Lord Snapcase

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Re: 55 MINUTES AT PEKING
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2016, 01:57:56 PM »
Superb!   :-*


 

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