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by Captain Darling
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: AAR 1810 Russo-Turkish Balkans Skirmish
Replies: 0
Views: 7

AAR 1810 Russo-Turkish Balkans Skirmish

We decided to play a Song of Drums and Shakos Napoleonic skirmish and decided to go exotic so headed to the Balkans. Russians vs Ottomans! We played the Supply Convoy Ambush scenario from the More Song of Drums and Shakos Rules. It all looked easy for the Russians but the wheels fell off during turn...
by Captain Darling
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Tavern Foyer
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 415
Views: 73049

Re: Introduction

Welcome aboard ‘dead1’!

The boards pretty quiet but what does get posted is worth a look!

Re Battlegroup rules what scale are they, i.e. 1 figure or stand/vehicle equals how many real men/vehicles?

Cheers!
by Captain Darling
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: PTO WW II 1/72 Japanese Stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: PTO WW II 1/72 Japanese Stuff

Cheers Matt!
by Captain Darling
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: Panzer 38(t) 1/56 Warlord Kit
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Panzer 38(t) 1/56 Warlord Kit

Completed a Warlord 1/56 Panzer 38(t) for use with my 1940 CoC forces... https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cRtFhjEGWPM/XKmYY1CTrII/AAAAAAAACJQ/FtQnWYstH60r3DrnM8rhsMrF-KrqAM-zACEwYBhgL/s320/002%2BPz%2B38T.jpg It will eventually get some light weathering, my thoughts on this kit and Warlords Renault R35 are...
by Captain Darling
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: PTO WW II 1/72 Japanese Stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 145

PTO WW II 1/72 Japanese Stuff

A mate wants to play some WW II PTO games with the USMC vs Japs in 1/72 scale so I volunteered to supply some Japanese forces as I still have from the 1970's three boxes of Airfix Japanese infantry and a Chi Ha tank! We'll also need some Jap ATG's, HMG's and Artillery but I don't have any of this st...
by Captain Darling
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The Kokoda Track Room
Topic: Chain of Command Trial Game
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Chain of Command Trial Game

We played a trial game of Chain of Command on Monday night! We chose the patrol scenario and it was set in 1940. We had a time limit which would allow us time for coffee and rules discussion after. As we played each phase we went through the rules in detail until we became confident. The game ran sm...
by Captain Darling
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: The Terrain Place
Topic: Scratch Built 'Redoubt'...
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Scratch Built 'Redoubt'...

Cheers Easy! It fits the bill nicely....
by Captain Darling
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: The Terrain Place
Topic: Scratch Built 'Redoubt'...
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Scratch Built 'Redoubt'...

For the next scenario of my 19th Century 'The Russians are Coming' campaign I need an entrenchment for the defenders, i.e. the Russians need a 'redoubt' for their fearsome Gorlov Gun. A WIP picture... https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Rk80bEMaJn8/XIY2Hg-ClxI/AAAAAAAACFc/hUxeYNNPeQsVnC6NeOmfGQV1pv8M4OJVgCLc...
by Captain Darling
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: For Blucher
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: For Blucher

Nice figures Tyberius!

I remember those Airfix Napoleonic figures you’ve done a good job with them.
by Captain Darling
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 5. Battle of Meridian.
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 5. Battle of Meridian.

A seriously good looking game! Lots of wonderful figures!

I won’t even try to get you to let me know how you handled this multi player with the decks 😀!

We’re there many in t(e crowd drawn to the spectacle of this game?

Well done to all of you!
by Captain Darling
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 4. Battle of Mobile.
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 4. Battle of Mobile.

😉
Seriously dodgy when the non phasing side can only play one interrupt per game turn against an opponent, haha, anyway as long as you were okay with it!
by Captain Darling
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 4. Battle of Mobile.
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 4. Battle of Mobile.

Hmmmm, that sounds dodgy we don’t play by the Sam’s Multi player rules but you should have a rule where only one interrupt can be played by non phasing players on any one player in a turn even if multiple players are in contact with said player. In my view you were short changed, but if that’s how t...
by Captain Darling
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 4. Battle of Mobile.
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 4. Battle of Mobile.

Okay interesting battle looks great again due to good figures and setup! Lovely... With 2 on 2 how did you play the decks? Did you have a overall commander like suggested in the rules by Sam with limits on who plays interrupt cards or just play 2 side by side independent games and just total the bas...
by Captain Darling
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Tavern Foyer
Topic: 2018 Christmas - Hobby Related Gifts
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: 2018 Christmas - Hobby Related Gifts

Thanks! An FCM2C hmmm you’ll use a bit of plastic there. I bought a 1/56 resin FCM36 from Mad Bob Miniatures, the original was a print (the top print lines are all removed but you can see them in the cast underneath along the running gear. The FCM36 is the coolest ‘Art Deco’ tank design, pretty aver...
by Captain Darling
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 3. Battle of Decatur.
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 3. Battle of Decatur.

Thanks!

Are you using the minimum force sizes by year as well as following the card dates, if so things turn really nasty for the south in 1864, less cards and a smaller force!
by Captain Darling
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 3. Battle of Decatur.
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 3. Battle of Decatur.

You are on a roll with three victories well done!

Did you play the same person each game or were all the Yankee leaders pretty timid?

BTW I assume you’re using 40mm square bases?
by Captain Darling
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 2. Battle of Cairo.
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 2. Battle of Cairo.

‘Burning extra cards’ I’ve yet to see a game decided by a side running out of cards and I’ve played a lot, interesting tactics...
by Captain Darling
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Tavern Foyer
Topic: 2018 Christmas - Hobby Related Gifts
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: 2018 Christmas - Hobby Related Gifts

Very good Easy! Lucky man.

Looking at the mat and assuming a centimetre per square you’ve got some big vehicles there!

Does a print take much of the ‘product’?

Do you have a designs for any 1940 French tanks (I see an older FT 17 in the picture)?

Cheers
by Captain Darling
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 2. Battle of Cairo.
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 2. Battle of Cairo.

Again nice pictures Easy, I always seem to forget to take pictures myself half the time!

The Union 'hung back' so again no charges/offensive action from them? Poor show, Lincoln won't be happy :D !

Hmm the campaign segment isn't helping you, 2 units cautious already after 2 games not good!
by Captain Darling
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 1. Battle of Rollo.
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 1. Battle of Rollo.

Ah a big mistake for Yankees to sit back and take it, many are awed by the Rebel Yell card, their charges can do well especially with one of the many other charge 'kicker' cards and it also gets them Epic Points.

Yes the Stand like a Stonewall is good too!
by Captain Darling
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: The Eureka Stockade To Breaker Morant Room
Topic: AAR - Hills Are For Heroes
Replies: 0
Views: 322

AAR - Hills Are For Heroes

The latest AAR is up on my Blog covering the fifth scenario of my 'The Russians are Coming' Skirmish Campaign. A hypothetical invasion of Australia in the late 19th Century by Imperial Russia (don't laugh this threat was considered quite real at the time)! To set the scene... Adelaide, South Austral...
by Captain Darling
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 1. Battle of Rollo.
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2019. Game 1. Battle of Rollo.

Well Easy it’s going to take a while to read through all your posts! Like your figures and the terrain is very cool. Good big set up looks like multiple single games along side each other. Good game and pictures congratulations on the win! Re Rebel Yell when I play the Yankees I find the best defenc...
by Captain Darling
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: The Sci-Fi, Pulp and Fantasy Room
Topic: Meng Toon Tanks for VSF?
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Meng Toon Tanks for VSF?

I think they’d be suitable for 40k especially the French Samoa tank nice ‘lines’...