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« on: April 01, 2017, 10:42:51 AM »

I'm not sure if this goes here or Interwar

I've embarked on a new project covering a fictional border dispute between the USA and Canada in the 1920s. This will eventually involve the regular military, North West Mounted Police, gangster bootleggers and assorted local, loggers, trappers, hunters etc.

In 1920, the the Jones Act required all goods entering or leaving Alaska had to be transported by American carriers and shipped to Seattle prior to further shipment. This caused outrage in Canada and led to Canada initiating border trade controls in retaliation. In remote areas this caused issues for those who regularly crossed the border as a part of their occupation, such as hunters, loggers and bootleggers. As tempers flared, violence broke out between armed civilians on both sides and Canadian customs officials came under fire.....

There is more on my blog  http://grahamsgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 10:44:13 AM »

Interesting concept, looking forward to seeing how you progress with it. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 01:59:07 PM »

Sounds like a great idea.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 08:53:04 AM »

Thank you for the comments.

I've been moving on with some terrain and some vehicles http://grahamsgaming.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/winter-war-192-part-2.html

And I've finished another small batch of figures and put a group shot on the blog http://grahamsgaming.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/winter-war-192-part-3.html







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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 06:28:33 PM »

Cool thread.  This summer I am driving through Saskatchewan and I'm going to check out Al Capone's secret bootlegging tunnels under the city! 
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 11:43:04 PM »

I like this idea a great deal. Couple this with the bootlegging and labor strikes you cang et some very strange scenarios!
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 08:54:34 AM »

Oklben1, that sounds so cool, if possible can you post some pics after your trip?

This project just keeps running and running. I originally just intended it to be a standard military game, but then I saw that Tiger made Mounties and had to include them. Grin Finding the vehicles at the flea market just screamed "bootleggers" to me. Cool I have set myself a very short deadline to get a usable game ready. I'm running two "introduction" evenings for The Men Who Would Be Kings at the Tring Club in April, for guys who have not played the rules yet. I want to try and use my Winter War stuff for one of the games. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 05:12:45 PM »

What a great idea for a game.  Gangsters, Mounties, local militias, trappers and hunters all combine to make a pleasing war game stew.   Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 04:30:36 PM »

I'm taking the rugrats with me so no promises! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2017, 03:35:53 PM »

those vehicles look spot on - nice find.
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2017, 10:10:30 AM »

'Cool' theme.  Wink

Who doesn't love mounties.
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2017, 09:25:09 AM »

Some more figures on the blog, US and Canadian regular army this time, plus some frozen ponds. http://grahamsgaming.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/winter-war-192-part-4.html



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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2017, 12:31:53 PM »

I've now got the Canadian and US Regular Army figures all finished. I also managed to get to the local fabric shop and pick up some white fleece fabric for a table cover. I quite like the effect, so the latest figures are pictures in their "natural habitat" as it were. More pictures on the blog http://grahamsgaming.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/winter-war-192-part-5.html


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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2017, 07:51:29 PM »

If it were just Mountie adventures and not an outright war, I'd have a ready-made scenario suggestion for you in song form:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/w0htgidWbtc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/w0htgidWbtc&rel=1</a>
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2017, 08:50:55 AM »

Just in time for tonight's first game, I've painted up some naval ratings and all-important RCMP in red tunics.

More pics on the blog http://grahamsgaming.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/winter-war-192-part-6.html

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