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alan lockhart05 Jan 2012 3:14 a.m. PST

I would like to get into the Boxer Rebellion.

What level of games do most people play:

is it skirmish level in the siege of the Legations, perhaps in 20/25mm
the larger actions of the relief column: I was thinking of 6mm for these using the Irregular Miniatures Chinese town for scenery

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2012 4:35 a.m. PST

Get the Colonial Campaigns Boxer Rebellion book. Great supplement. I use 1/72 figs and do both skirmish and larger actions using Field of Battle. Not much Legations fighting for me. Don't have the buildings. So, i fight based on the relief expeditions (which is what the Campaigns book is based on).



Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Jan 2012 8:31 a.m. PST

15mm, Relief Column fights. 3-5 units per player

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2012 9:16 a.m. PST

I would never go to all the effort to game it in the Legations, since I do not do buildings very well.

I have done a few skirmishes from the Relief Clumn, though.
Lots of scope for bad accents there. grin

We used to go all out, with 400+ figures per side, but have found out that if you only have 3-5 smallish units per player, you are a LOT more careful. In the Relief Column, you SHOULD be careful.

In fact, this Saturday, I will be running a game in which each player will have 2 units. Not Boxer Rebellion, but Pontiac's Rebellion.

Personal logo AzSteven Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2012 10:13 a.m. PST

In fact, this Saturday, I will be running a game in which each player will have 2 units. Not Boxer Rebellion, but Pontiac's Rebellion.

The average non-historical gamer would read that and wonder what caused big luxury cars to revolt. Which is sad.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2012 10:30 a.m. PST

Oh, I don't know.

I have a pretty revolting Geo Metro after 20 years….

deflatermouse05 Jan 2012 12:18 p.m. PST

A few years ago Miniature Wargames had an article "55 minutes at Peking".
How to multiplay the Legation, rules, suggestions, etc. Played it in the UK & in Sydney. Great fun both times.
Try to find that.

(and another vote for the senario book)

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2012 3:06 p.m. PST

You know, I always thought I should have bought that set of 25mm Legation buildings in the flea market at Historicon back in the 90's. Just goes to show what you might pass on now may be something you want later on.




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