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A Reasonably Fast Wargame

Posted by Ochoin on 02 Apr 2018, 09:52

My opponent, the Stig (AKA my pal Damien) & I met for a show down on the desert sands of rural Queensland. A fair enough substitution for the Sudan.




As true gentlemen, we diced to see who’d have which side. The result was Damien, stiff upper lip to the fore, served as commander of the Anglo-Egyptian Field Force, whilst I, the wily Khalifa, led the forces of the Mahdi.

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(note the Mahdist Leadership & the Hand of God).

The battle was the largest we’ve ever gamed using ‘The Men Who Would Be Kings’ with 16 units a side. It was to be a simple encounter battle with the aim of destroying your foe. The only twist was the remote possibility of re-enforcements arriving from the Nile Squadron.
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(they actually did arrive).




Damien decided to form a line across the table to ensure his rear & flanks were protected. The regular British infantry were arrayed in Close Order to maximise their fire. This took some turns:

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(a lovely jaunt through the desrt)




Meanwhile, I awaited the (random) arrival of my hordes. The new Random Arrival Table works a treat in that no one (not even I) can tell what will arrive where & when.

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(the A-Es Standing To whilst about 75% of my force is yet to arrive).

Despite some issues, I was able to marshal my army behind cover & in some strength, ready for a devastating charge.

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This was where the wheels fell off (‘nother Top Gear reference)……..

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(One of my brave Dervish units....brave but wilful ).

Key units failed to activate, charges fell short, a fairly accurate British fusillade caused units to be pinned etc. Indeed, as aggressive as I was, I could not mount a coherent attack & was largely shot up & let down.
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After about 3 1/2 hours, the Mahdists conceded. Good fun was had by all. Great set of rules. The tweaks work a treat. But best of all......




A Reasonably Fast Wargame.




donald
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Posted by Ochoin on 03 Apr 2018, 01:32

Fantastic looking game there. Thanks for bothering to post.
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Posted by Ochoin on 03 Apr 2018, 01:33

Nice of you to notice. Thanks for the reply.
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Posted by Ochoin on 03 Apr 2018, 01:33

No problem. We're *all* fans of 1/72 figures here.
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Posted by Ochoin on 03 Apr 2018, 01:33

Ochoin wrote: We're *all* fans of 1/72 figures here.


You'd think.....
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Posted by Graeme on 03 Apr 2018, 13:44

Splendid looking set up, pukka figures, right trim barkys and the British back in time for tiffin.

Top Hole!
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Posted by Ochoin on 03 Apr 2018, 14:42

Thanks, Graeme.

I know wargaming and this forum aren't a great fit so I shouldn't get miffed at the lack of a reaction from the "Inner Circle". However, one does wonder why one bothers to post.

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 03 Apr 2018, 15:05

I may not be in the "inner circle" but I loved the wargame pics. I wish I could see the figs a bit better with close-ups.
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Posted by Susofrick on 03 Apr 2018, 16:55

Looks like some posts are missing here ... But, anyhow, really like the pictures!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 03 Apr 2018, 17:52

Nice big table and game, but a bit of a strange thread.

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Posted by Kekso on 03 Apr 2018, 18:04

Yesterday was holiday in many countries. Since spring is here (Europe) I suppose many members went outside with their families. So you shouldn't got upset for not getting replies in less than 24hrs.
Maybe it is just my impression but I think that forum members are less active during weekends and holidays in general.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 03 Apr 2018, 19:21

This great forum has always been a safe haven for all kind of 1/72 enthusiasts, quite many wargamers among them.

Thanks to the mild moderation and the generally good atmosphere, none of the usual wargamers vs. dioramists flamewars or similar nonsense happens here.
I totally fail to see a factual reason for discord seeking behaviour and passive-aggressive language.

Even if the author feels his gaming report failed to gather enough praise, its still no reason to act like a huffy prima donna. :eh:

Frankly spoken, too many once nice & active hobby forums were ruined because of capricious behaviour in the past. :(

For what it's worth: wow, cute gaming report, magnifique, super toll... . ;-)
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Posted by KGV on 03 Apr 2018, 20:33

You need to get out more. You're talking to yourself.
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Posted by Ochoin on 03 Apr 2018, 22:24

Erich von Manstein wrote:a safe haven ;-)


I don't feel overly "safe" with a post full of personal attacks like this one. The emoticons don't palliate the tone; indeed are patronising.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 03 Apr 2018, 23:53

Feeling like that Donald,why on earth did you post your topic here in the first place?
I just arrived on line myself and noticed your topic on the day you posted it,and so therefore I am responding as I always do after seeing good stuff.

Such a good report on your game play,and dashing display of figures and the boats look brilliant too.The Photographs are also splendid.

Your allegation of an inner circle being active upon this Forum is utter nonsense, and for you to imply one exists is most strange to say the least. BB
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 04 Apr 2018, 04:46

Let's all take a breath. Ochoin was frustrated that he worked very hard to document his excellent wargame and got no response. I have been frustrated in similar fashion, so I can show him grace. I hope others will do so, too.
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Posted by Susofrick on 04 Apr 2018, 10:43

Haven't seen any personal attacks, but I didn't see the posts you answer either. And since I don't wargame I probably don't see everything in the wargaming session of this forum. And as long as I get to see such nice figures as yours I am perfectly happy with that! Feel even a little inspired to dig up my old ESCI-Muslims and have a go at some of them!
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Posted by Paul on 04 Apr 2018, 11:03

Chaps..stick to the subject.
If no-one adds a Reply to a post, it doesn´t mean no-one has looked or has time to add a Reply. Getting impatient or whatever and "bumping", particularily in such a short time span, won´t necessarily illicit positive Responses..it could, as has can be seen, get negative ones.

The thread is slightly deserving of being locked to prevent further "Comebacks" but it would be better if everyone just stuck to the subject
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Posted by Paul on 14 Apr 2018, 11:36

Picture links down. Image Host playing a Photobucket trick or?
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Posted by Graeme on 14 Apr 2018, 12:42

A few people have had trouble with Postimage lately. There are pics missing on an older thread I looked back at too.
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