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Captain Darling

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  1. This fortnight we returned to the Song of Drums and Shakos rules, we played the Attack on the Farm House Scenario. Dave and Maurice took command of the colourful Ottomans and I girded up my loins and led the out numbered but better trained Russians. The Story... With Captain Popoff on leave to receive an award after his glorious victory over marauding Turks Sergeant Putin redeployed their small picket force from the bloody site of their last action to a farm house behind a small brook. This would allow the men time to regroup and rest. They believed they had broken contact with the Turks
  2. Last Monday we tried out the Maurice rule set for the first time (coincidentally one of the players on the night was named Maurice...an omen?). Both sides comprised around 68 points of units and being our first game we didn't use any Traits or Notables (sub commanders). The British would be attacking so gained an extra Trained Unit (selected Infantry). The British Morale started at 14 and the Americans had a starting Morale 15. The Americans deployed one of their Units in the town (British Objective) and formed a line with their Conscripts in the front, their artillery on a nice bit
  3. Last Monday we tried out Escape Games Dead Man's Hand Rules! Setting the scene...1870, many Ranchers in the western valleys of Montana were having trouble with outlaws rustling doggies from their herds and then high tailing it into impenetrable mountains. The owners of The Ranch with no Name decided to make a stand against these low lifes and fight back! Some of the Action! The full AAR is on the TSOG Blog! TSOG Blog Link
  4. We revisited our Great Antipodean Adventure campaign last Monday. On the night we tested an updated set of A World Aflame rules, these rules have so much promise but also a few 'issues'. We swapped out the activation and morale rules for this trial, it was a resounding success we ha no issues with matching units off when activating and no book keeping was required when morale testing were needed. The replacement rules came from a VBCW set, Went the day Well. Okay the situation...Sunday May 29 saw the whole of the Sydney city centre engulfed in rioting and flames when all the rival faction
  5. I've been banging away at another Improvised Armoured Car for the Great Antipodean Adventure campaign this time for the New Guard faction, mind you these vehicles are interchangeable between factions as they can easily be captured during the street fighting. A period photograph of members of the New Guard and their new Improvised Armoured Car... The armoured box test fitted on a Matchbox Crossley truck awaiting paint... Painted up and posed with New Guard figures and Colonel Philpot's Armoured Staff car! Build details with more finished and WIP pictures are on the TSOG Blog
  6. For our first get together with relaxed Covid19 restrictions was a 61-65 skirmish game, it was the same scenario I played solo during the Covid19 Lock Down! It was a bit of a deja veux moment for me! I took up command of the Southerners with Morris advising and Dave and Fred (previously known as George) took control of the Northerners! The plans - The Confederate plan was to turn the Union right and descend on the bridge from 2 directions, 6 of their units were deployed to their centre and right and 2 units were placed on the left. The Union plan was to advance on a broad front and 2
  7. Cheers Gus! Grouchy, he’ll be on the battlefield for day 2 of the action I suspect 😃... more Napoleomics are on the way but got n ACW game to write up next and then some TGAA stuff (using new rules; The World Aflame & Went the Day Well combo 🤪!!!!)
  8. With the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo last Thursday we decided to ‘do’ Waterloo. We would to play our game with 6mm figures on 40mm x 20mm bases representing Brigades using Blucher Rules on an 1800mm x 1000mm playing field. So, with around 1500 little soldiers o the table we went for it! Dave controlled the Allied Army, George the Prussians and Marcus and I took command of the French. The battle began using the armies historical deployment! Initially the French made a wide flanking move on the Allied right while masking Hugomont. This turned into a major battle involving two
  9. Hey Guys thanks for the replies! Thrak the elements for the jungle terrain are all from eBay. Search 1/72 palm trees, bamboo and jungle you’ll eventually see all of what I used. They cheap (made by pseudo slave labour?) in China and had free shipping! Magos we’ve played a bit of CoC now and it works well, we’ll stick with it for our WW II Skirmish gaming. I’ll put the AAR of our Queens Birthday Holiday game up soon!
  10. Over the current lock down I have finally completed my 1/72 Figures, Vehicles & Terrain required to play the CoC Malaya 1942 PSC. Everything ready to go... Some closeups! The jungle production line... Scratch-built Flamethrower Guys (the Aussie won't actually appear in these games but is set for future PTO games!)... The mighty Lanchester A/C is one of those cool interwar armoured cars and looks really cool! It is a Resin UV print from OTP and it is a great model! The detail is fantastic and there is not a print layer to be seen! Japanese support...
  11. We are using Sixty-One to Sixty-Five Rules, part of the ‘Song of...’ series.
  12. Great looking game, are you going to detail the ships?
  13. The ‘La Bataille‘ games have great graphics! Waterloo in 15mm, looking forward to seeing that. This June we are planning on playing a Waterloo game with Blucher Rules and 6mm figures.
  14. Hi Gentlemen! Thanks for all your comments! George has added an update to the TSOG blog with more on the Emu War! There’s details on the making of the tabletop, the rules and the actual history. Here’s a WIP of the table... A closeup of the finished job... And on the history side a picture of the Pickering Brook boys on ‘the bus’... There’s lots to read on the blog... TSOG Blog Emu Wars Part 2 I’m not sure where the Emus are from I can check it out, I know the other wildlife come from a variety of places! Cheers!
  15. One of my mates has decided to game the great Emu War of 1932! A few miniatures and some terrain building later and we were set to battle the birds! With relaxed Covid19 restrictions here we had a play test! Our piece of Western Australia... The army ready for action... Vic, by the truck watching Ray and Bert venturing into the bush... Ray from the Pickering Brook gang warily avoiding some nasty local wildlife... The full intro to “Through the fence and Defence...To the wheat fields beyond” is on the TSOG blog TSOG Emu Wars BTW do a search on Google for Emu W
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