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carojon24 Mar 2016 11:21 a.m. PST

One of three games to feature at this month's meeting of the DWG was this fictional (thank goodness) street battle game set in Exeter in the late 70's between the forces of the Crown and left wing insurgents.


The rules used were "Winter of 79" and you can find out how they played and more about the game by following the link to the club blog.



Inkpaduta Inactive Member24 Mar 2016 12:33 p.m. PST

I was not aware that there were a set of rules called Winter of 79. Could you tell me who makes them? Thanks.

Also, great looking game.

Goonfighter Inactive Member24 Mar 2016 12:43 p.m. PST

"Living on the Frontline" is available from Caliver books. Any minute now an FV432 full of W79 gamers will pull up and explain all. But in brief, it's not set in stone as a period. You can go for punks with sten guns vs armed police or WarPact armed Free Welsh vs The Wessex Rangers or the Paras vs the Borset People's Militia. The choice is yours. And there are some very nice figures en route….calling Mike Bravo Miniatures……

For those who don't like the "Archers" or any of the soaps, thus is your chance to wreck Ambridge or storm the Rovers Return with an SAS brick.

carojon24 Mar 2016 1:40 p.m. PST

Thank you. There is a link to more about the rules on the blog post.

Mike Bravo Miniatures Inactive Member24 Mar 2016 1:56 p.m. PST

You rang, m'lord?

Rules: link

Our little blurb with some bits & bobs for 28mm figure/vehicle.scenery sources (needs updating a bit): link

Nice pics Jonathan! Was an Exeter Uni lad – no assault on Timepiece?!

carojon24 Mar 2016 2:08 p.m. PST

Thanks Dan, perfect timing.

Ah the Timepiece, that takes me back a bit!

Goonfighter Inactive Member24 Mar 2016 2:09 p.m. PST

No lords here mate, this is a freely democratically elected workers cooperative!

andysyk25 Mar 2016 9:00 a.m. PST

Timepiece, bloody hell blast from the past was there in 81-82 with RM used to mainly drink in the Mint though.

Tomsurbiton28 Mar 2016 9:17 a.m. PST

Ah lived in Exeter till the mid 70s – remember the pram and toy shop, where all my airfix sets came from, and a little model shop in the Fore Street arcade, where I bought such lead Napoleonics as a teenager could afford; still got them now!

kabrank29 Mar 2016 3:49 a.m. PST

Nice set of rules [got 2 sets hot off the press], played twice so far over different periods [1959 and 1979] and all players had a great time.

Another game tonight trying a 1969 kit mix.

All good fun!

Looking forward to the scenario book

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