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NotOchoin Inactive Member13 Aug 2013 2:34 a.m. PST

Photos from our annual 2 day wargame at a local Train & Hobby Show.

This year it was the invasion of Egypt by the Sea Peoples (& friends)

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The Nile

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Battlefield/1

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Battlefield/2


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Egyptian village

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Egyptian boat

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Sea Peoples' ships

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Egyptian Close Fighters

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off to pillage etc

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Chariot warfare


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more chariots

MajorB13 Aug 2013 3:05 a.m. PST

The links don't appear to work?

You can't put photos directly into TMP posts. You have to link them from some other web site.

John Leahy13 Aug 2013 6:56 a.m. PST

Oh, I love 1/72 figs! Great looking game!

Thanks,

John

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2013 10:15 a.m. PST

So, you're not Donald? What have you done with Donald? Return Donald to us this instant! Else I shall raise an Army and come against you.
Nice photos, by the way.

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2013 12:43 p.m. PST

Nice! Is there a battle report somewhere? Would love to read about it.

Doug

Matratmatt Inactive Member13 Aug 2013 3:26 p.m. PST

Wow! Most impressive.

mikeygees Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2013 3:41 p.m. PST

That's really good stuff….

NotOchoin Inactive Member13 Aug 2013 3:50 p.m. PST

Thanks for the nice comments

@ Doug. No battle report but a few highlights.

We used Field of Glory rules. There are 4 of us.
We played a complete game each day of the show in a leisurely fashion, often stopping to talk to the passers-by.

Both games resulted in NKE victories. The Egyptians had a Hit & Run army & used appropriate tactics. Their enemies (labelled 'Sea Peoples) were the Mycenaeans (essentially a slow-moving close combat army) & Hittites (a balanced combination of the two styles).

As always with FoG, effective movement & deployment will win the battle & the NKE managed to gain the high ground in the middle of the battlefield, gaining 'uphill superiority in melee.


The Egyptian 'arrow storms' usually meant the Sea Peoples superior infantry had dropped in morale & even lost bases before achieving impact.

Sea battles aren't part of the rules so we used variable movement for the boats (2 MUs & single dice throw), Battlewagon combat factors & ultimately the usual infantry battle rules when two ships were in contact.

Highlight of the game for me was when my Trojan Horse* (Dardanian Light Cavalry), attacked and destroyed a NKE Light Chariot Battle Group.

FoG are a difficult set to master but worth the effort IMO.

@ Robby. No Donald here. Nobody but us chickens.

* bad joke, I know

11th ACR13 Aug 2013 6:59 p.m. PST

Very Nice!

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member13 Aug 2013 8:53 p.m. PST

Nice stuff!

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2013 11:26 p.m. PST

Well, welcome Mr. Notdonald. Glad to make your acquaintance.
Chickens are quite good, especially when fried. Never met a chicken that could paint miniatures before.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2013 4:34 a.m. PST

Very well done.

Regards,

J. P. Kelly

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2013 6:28 a.m. PST

Can you share how you made the water? It appears to have been simple to do, but the results are rather nice. I'm always looking for simple, but effective techniques. Beautiful table, and game, by the way… Cheers!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2013 7:06 a.m. PST

That is very nice.

NotOchoin Inactive Member14 Aug 2013 1:10 p.m. PST

@ Sgt Slag

A dark blue cloth is first put down then covered with clear plastic that has had its underside carefully sprayed with light blue paint that graduates from thick to mere dots closer to the shore.

colin knight17 Aug 2013 6:13 a.m. PST

Wonderful stuff there. Fantastic scenery.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Aug 2013 4:33 p.m. PST

Looks very good; I do lile that trick with the water.

colin knight18 Aug 2013 5:58 a.m. PST

Water is very effective. Where are ships and building from? This a scene I always dreamt of doing in 28mm. Always been fascinated with Sea peoples.

Neilad Inactive Member18 Aug 2013 9:42 a.m. PST

For those that are interested I have posted details on how the desert terrain mat was made for this layout. In a later post I'll go through how the water was done.

link

Daniel

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2013 6:42 p.m. PST

Awesome job, Neilad! Can't wait to see a new post on how you created the water effect…

Ozwargamers Inactive Member19 Aug 2013 7:28 p.m. PST

Hi colin knight

The ships and Egyptian houses were all Scratch Built by me
for the show I have some more photos on my blog

ozwargamer.blogspot.com.au

Daniel made the pyramids.

Cheers
Glen

battle master27 Aug 2013 2:12 a.m. PST

Very nice board and terrain. Looks like an exciting game.

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