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rjones6926 Jun 2016 8:59 p.m. PST

On my website I've posted photos and an AAR from the Hereros vs. German Armored Train game I ran in March at "COLD WARS 2016". This was a new Herero scenario by Tim Abbott, that was derived from "The Herero War" scenario & rules book that I co-wrote with Eric Alvarado. Tim based his scenario on an early skirmish that took place at Osona on January 13, 1904 – just one day after the Herero War began.

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The historical battle included a German armored train, with soldiers and a machine gun, sabotaged tracks, derailed cars, and Herero rifle fire peppering the Germans as they tried to repair the damage – plus mounted Hereros! All these features are included in Tim's exciting, well-researched historical scenario.

I used an On30 electric train and track for the scenario. I'll be running Tim's Osona armored train scenario again at HISTORICON 2016 in July. At HISTORICON I'll have access to an electrical outlet – to which I did not have access at COLD WARS. This means that the On30 German train will move along the tracks – including across the railway bridge – under its own power! No pushing will be required.

Roy

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2016 4:39 a.m. PST

Nice looking game,love the terrain.

surdu200527 Jun 2016 9:27 a.m. PST

Awesome, Roy!

Sundance27 Jun 2016 5:06 p.m. PST

Very cool! I enjoyed playing a couple of your games at various cons. This one looks beyond awesome!

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2016 1:22 p.m. PST

Roy,
It looks like another fun game! I've always had a great time in every game I've gotten to play in of yours at Historicon. I hope to join you at a con again sometime. Any chance of you traveling to an HMGS South con in Florida and running games for us down here?????? Lol
I' love your Herero Wars book! It's way more than a scenario book and I can highly recommend it. It's great for the gamer as well for the historian.
I've seriously considered building forces for this conflict. Though it will have to wait for several others to be fleshed out first.
Cheers,
JB
Sgtguinness.blogspot.com

rjones6903 Jul 2016 12:55 p.m. PST

Awesome, Roy!

Thanks a lot, Buck! See you at Historicon in a couple of weeks.

rjones6903 Jul 2016 1:47 p.m. PST

Very cool! I enjoyed playing a couple of your games at various cons. This one looks beyond awesome!

Thanks so much! I'm so glad you've enjoyed playing the games, and the photos/AAR for this most recent one .

rjones6903 Jul 2016 3:04 p.m. PST

Any chance of you traveling to an HMGS South con in Florida and running games for us down here?????? Lol
I' love your Herero Wars book! It's way more than a scenario book and I can highly recommend it. It's great for the gamer as well for the historian.

Thanks a lot, Jeff! I hope you can join me at a future con soon. As for going to an HMGS South con, I would not rule it out: maybe Hurricon 2016 or Recon 2017.

I'm so glad you love the book both for its gaming and historical aspects. That's exactly the kind of response Eric and I were hoping for when we wrote the book.

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