Monday, July 24, 2017

Neulandia Campaign. Revenge for the surprise attack on the river.

  Rightfully wroth at the treatment given to Her Majesty's surveying expedition the Full Might and Righteous Anger of the Britannic Forces were brought to bear against the "bandits" that were responsible. Deep suspicions about the way in which the "bandits" had acquired a cannon in the last battle were set quietly aside (no doubt these will be addressed soon!) on the theory that you can only solve one problem at a time



 Spurning the offer of a couple of regiments of local troops the English began to hunt the bandits. By a series of rapid marches the British were able to trap the Bandit army before it could escape to its mountain fastness; the speed of their retreat was shown by the fact that the Bandits discarded their cannon during their flight. All was to no avail as they were trapped in a narrow valley just miles short of their mountain home. Knowing that escape was now impossible they turned like cornered rats to face the Fury of the Sons of Albion.






the bandit army deployed to cover the escape of its baggage train their flanks were well secured
 but the vast open area between the armies did not bode well against the firepower of the Brits







in an attempt to bring the Brits to battle the Bandits advanced
the British waited and lashed the enemy with concentrated rifle fire





the next turn saw the bandit line begin to fall apart 
with the cavalry and elephants suffering particularly badl


one elephant made it into contact and the "Devils in dresses" fought heroically;
losing four of their own but slaying the fearsome beast


elsewhere the effective British fire pined most of the bandit line




The general joined the cavalry to try to rally them 
just before they took fire from the British artillery


our more were slain including the Bandit leader 
(his fetish for dressing as Teddy Roosevelt will forever go unexplained now)



blivious to the carnage to their right a unit of Ghazis charged through the woods
and caught the Boer Mounted Infantry and wiped them out to a ma






hey now found themselves alone and far ahead of the rest of the army




nd soon felt the power of British rifles being wiped out in their turn
the rest of the bandit force slipped away into the evening gloom
 A very lop-sided win for the Sons of Albion, but they had not recovered the prisoners or stamped out the bandit menace. Pursuit was a must, failure was not an option, an example must be set!

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The narrative and photos about where provide by my good friend Anton.   The devil in the skirts are my Black watch Highlander.   Their support was provide by an Elite Irish regiment.  Along with some Boers from South African ( They hate the Ghazi so no quarter was given). The Lancers are the 10th Hussar who had been reluctant to engage the enemy at first.  The Pom Pom was crew by an elite squad of Britannia's finest Marines.  The expedition held true to the finest example of British military courage.  Part of the revenge is complete.  Click on the link acquired canon in last battle for the reason for the expedition 



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Lion Rampant quick reference sheet.

Attention Lion Rampant player.  Instead of thumbing through your rule books. Why not use quick reference sheet...   Here is the solution  click on this link Free Lion Rampant reference sheet via Wargames Illustrated

Saturday, July 22, 2017

German vs American weapons WW2

It is a training film.  With a little bias to American equipment.   I wonder how many GI cursed this training film after being in real combat.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

National WW1 Museum in Kansas City. Hundred Anniversary of WW1


The is Hundred years since WW1 not may events going to about it.  The war to end all wars.  Only to lead to the Second War because of poor policies by government.   The National WW1 is  a treasure of that period of time.   One should visit it or at least put it on your bucket list.






Museum

Life size trench

The Crater

Friday, July 14, 2017

B'maso patrol markers.

Found this on a blog called Sapper Joes.   Figured I would share these for people playing B' Maso.







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Thursday, July 13, 2017

New recruits for Neulandia Campaign.

The need to explore the island is going to required Naval forces.  The Naval branch now has been tasked to provide  inland and high seas protection.   Shortly a Naval shore party (Marines) will becoming.  Nothing like the  cold steel of the British Marines.

Now all I have to do is paint my new Marines from Studio Miniatures.   Talk about some really nice sculpts.  These 28mm miniatures fit in very nicely with my Perry Miniatures...







Check out my buddy Antons' blog. Somewhere in Africa

Looks like sometime last week is when the game was held.   Anton had a game in which Rich Uncle Pat ran.   Pat's game are fun and surprising.


Here is the link to the AAR: Some where in Africa.





Monday, July 10, 2017

Amazing what you can create with foam broad.

This was created by Johnny Frazer-Alien.  These pictures are off a his face book post.

This is what Johnny had to say.

Hey guys, loving the group, great craft to be passionate about! here are some pics of a gaming table i made primarily out of blue foam and a little balsa wood for a fantasy project i illustrated through sculpture called the Gloaming nearly a decade ago. Its in storage now between exhibitions, but getting it back soon to finally have a game on it.




















 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

D20PFSRD excellent source for class info (Pathfinder)

I have been following Wargamers Paradise blog.    Wargamers Paradise   The campaign is an exciting one. They group is currently at Session 52.

They  had some questions on a familiar.  D20prfsd is an on line source for quick reference.  If you a DM using a computer during a game.  This site is a must.  A DM will be to find answer in a few clicks.

d20pfsrd.com


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Twin Cities demonstrates using the Spanish Saga broad during a game

Monty has a great blog for Saga.   His blog is on my list to the right.  The articles give one a great insight on playing Saga.   Now Monty has added as a co authors to the blog.  The video below is from Wisco Horndog blog...  





Paper troops for Blucher

Yup that right folks.  Now you can play with troops that fit over your Blucher cards.   It turns out Paper Terrain is sell paper armies for Blucher...   If your into Blucher this could be for you.


Blucher Paper troops.



French Army
British army

Friday, July 7, 2017

Part 2 of Japanese village

The picture are of the recreated village that was burned to the ground.   These picture will give you a good idea of what the village looked like.