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« on: March 14, 2017, 02:26:37 PM »

The Hun, The Frog, & The Lion! @ Recon 2017 (In May 2017 - Orlando FLA)

A Fictional Scenario For The Sword And The Flame.




The Situation

It is dawn, March 22, 1903.

Out of indigo shadows on the Mediterranean, a small force of elite Marines in long boats silently rows into the port of Mogadir, pirate capitol of the Moroccan coast. A sun baked hell hole by day, Mogadir is the lair of the infamous brigand Emir Ali-ben-Fulin-Arown who fancies himself the next Bashaw of Morocco. Besides banditry inland and all along the coast, he has lately begun stopping foreign shipping and helping himself to such cargoes as serve his schemes for power. Not incidentally, this has put the legitimate government in danger of being deposed by any of several European powers looking for an excuse to intervene and "civilize" the last independent Muslim state west of Constantinople……



Con location where we will be running this game:
http://www.hmgs-south.com/

BY JINGO – Colonial Wargames
Bearing Only The Slightest Resemblance To A Certain Well Known Film. Scenario designed by Patrick R. Wilson & Richard Houston, recently adapted by the nefarious Sgt. Guinness to suite his own misguided imagination. In addition Patrick Wilson of TVAG has been working with me to update the game maps as well as undertaking additional support and assistance with this project that he and Richard had originally completed many years ago.
You can check out Patrick's website of great hobby wares.
http://www.thevirtualarmchairgeneral.com/

Check out my blog for more about this upcoming game.....
Cheers,
JB

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 02:47:06 PM »

Nice! Funnily enough I re-watched that certain well-known film this very week. Hope it all goes well for you at the convention.


It's been rather a long time, but back in the day I sent more money than I care to remember Richard's way via Patrick. Those scratch-built ships of his were just too tempting to the younger, less miserly Plynkes. Some of them even got used in games!

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 10:19:35 PM »

Plynkes, I too have several of Richards Ships via TVAG! Very nice indeed. I've used them many times. This scenario calls for (2) zebecs, one of them is a beautiful model of one I'd gotten from Richard at least (10) years ago! Maybe more. I will post a pic of it. The other will be a little gem that Last Stand Dan has built. I've also got an awrsome junk and great tramp steamer. And you sir???
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 11:37:31 PM »

Boche gunboats, mostly. One (and a bit of another) of them can be seen here (pretty old thread): http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=9457.0

But my pride and joy was the Königin Luise, mostly because she was in quite a few scrapes before she was sunk by the Belgians:



And since she's at the bottom of Lake Wittelsbach she's never going to see the light of day again (dem's da rules). Damn, those games were ten years ago.


Sorry for the derailment and departure into extremely ancient LAF territory. We should really get back to your game. Smiley


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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 02:09:43 PM »

Ha! I remember that boat! Was that the one that was on eBay?

Cheers,
JB

PS - I'll be adding bits to this post on my WIP for this game shortly.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 02:59:34 PM »

Well I didn't get mine from eBay, I got it from Patrick at TVAG. But I've a feeling Richard may have built that particular design more than once.

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 03:11:18 PM »

Excellent and funny idea! Laugh

Some years ago I posted some pictures of early 20th century Moroccan soldiers; if it can be any use to you:
http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=53332.0
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 07:20:10 PM »

Patrice, thank you for that data. I will surely print some out and out in my painting file for references. Great stuff. Thank you!

The figs I will be using for the Bashaw's guard (desert strike force) will be (3) mounted units of the standard The Sword And The Flame (12) man cav units. I will have (1) European type camel unit with modern rifles, (1) native dress Black guard unit with rifles, and (1) European dressed lancer cav unit. I will post pics soon!
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 03:17:26 PM »

Moroccan artillery could be a nice addition on the gaming table, even if not really effective. Smiley

Those on the first picture had just suffered the French 1907 bombardment in Casablanca, they had tried to return fire...





You could also include some cavalry with your European invading forces ...however your large ships must have the necessary equipment to put the horses on smaller boats (Casablanca, 1908)...



...and then to put them on the shore you'll need some cranes on the harbour too (Casablanca, date unknown).  Laugh


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