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Happy Wanderer12 Jan 2017 5:11 a.m. PST


agrabbagofgames is back with the first of 2017 posts.

This one sees us heading up country Ethiopia-Eritrea in 1875 by the Egyptian Khedive's forces on a bit of imperialist expansionism – Egyptian this case..a ridge too far…

Rules were Rifles & Spears and a top game had by all…lots of pics to see. Plus a bit of a review of the terrain mat by Tiny Wargames…very nice mat.

Hope you can check it out…



Happy Wanderer

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 5:24 a.m. PST

Nice read, Thanks.

Where'd you get the map? I know of Arendup's Expedition along w/Loring et al, but I could not find a biblio of the book(s) you sourced for your info.

Happy Wanderer12 Jan 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

Hi Andrew,

John P. Dunn

Excellent stuff.

The map is from the old "Abyssinian Campaign" produced by the British War Office for the WW2 campaign…an excellent book with superb pictures in it for a feel for the ground…what ground!


Happy W

PS I edited the map so it expands to a higher res – worth a look ;-)

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 6:24 a.m. PST

Thanks Happy…I knew I had seen that map elsewhere.

I'll check out the book too!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 8:13 a.m. PST

Great AAR! The game cloth looks really good. From what did you make the mountain defile? It's a great looking piece. Hope read more like this.

Happy Wanderer12 Jan 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

The "mountain defile" was an aquarium piece picked up at my local pet store…just one of those happy instances of a non gaming terrain piece being perfectly suited to the table.


Rhysius Cambrensis Inactive Member13 Jan 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

Great read, thanks.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

Is the name of the manufacturer on the bottom of either piece of the defile? I'd love to get a set.

Happy Wanderer14 Jan 2017 4:13 a.m. PST

"Is the name of the manufacturer on the bottom of either piece of the defile"

Unfortunately no.

I'll endeavor to swing by the shop I got them from next week and see the labelling…shall report back.


SgtGuinness01 Feb 2017 7:22 a.m. PST

Great looking game, awesome kit!! What a great way to use my figs for another campaign.


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