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SgtGuinness13 Mar 2017 8:13 p.m. PST

The Hun, The Frog, & The Lion!

A Fictional Scenario For The Sword And The Flame.


The Situation

It is dawn, March 22, 1903.

Out of indigo shadows on the Mediterranean, a small force of elite Marines in long boats silently rows into the port of Mogadir, pirate capitol of the Moroccan coast. A sun baked hell hole by day, Mogadir is the lair of the infamous brigand Emir Ali-ben-Fulin-Arown who fancies himself the next Bashaw of Morocco. Besides banditry inland and all along the coast, he has lately begun stopping foreign shipping and helping himself to such cargoes as serve his schemes for power. Not incidentally, this has put the legitimate government in danger of being deposed by any of several European powers looking for an excuse to intervene and "civilize" the last independent Muslim state west of Constantinople……


Con location where we will be running this game:

BY JINGO – Colonial Wargames
Bearing Only The Slightest Resemblance To A Certain Well Known Film. Scenario designed by Patrick R. Wilson & Richard Houston, recently adapted by the nefarious Sgt. Guinness to suite his own misguided imagination. In addition Patrick Wilson of TVAG has been working with me to update the game maps as well as undertaking additional support and assistance with this project that he had originally completed many years ago…….
You can check out Patrick's website of great hobby wares. link

Check my blog for more.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 2:28 a.m. PST

Sigh… Sarge, you are combining my favorite rules with my favorite movie of all time.

Man, how I wish I could be there!!!

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

This is actually the second game he has hosted using the movie which must not be named as an inspiration. The first was a wild affair which saw excitement, adventure, treachery and double dealing and that was before the game even started! A rather interesting turn of events took place when the French decided to seek revenge for apparent slights over comments about the Franco-Prussian war.

Superb figures and terrain. A great gaming system. A GM with a terrific sense of humor and a table full of folks there to game and have a good time, not a room full of rules lawyers should once again guarantee why Jeff is so popular his games are full as soon long before the convention!

SgtGuinness07 Apr 2017 2:22 p.m. PST

The Hun The Frog & The Lion – 2

I've been building, painting, and sourcing when needed because of time constraints due to real life intrusions, family, work, friends, beer rec hockey league, hockey tourney, another cool project, etc…

So here is the next installment of the preparation for my convention game coming up at Recon-17 in Florida. Check the HMGS-South website for con details.


The allied troops will be transported to a point just over the horizon from Mogadir aboard the armed transport Cité de la Meers. From there the German and French Marines will board landing boats to make shore before being spotted.

For the part of the French armed transport which will bring the allied Marines and long boats I shall use this awesome boat. It's my favorite piece of this entire project. The awesome gunboat is designed and made by my buddy Dan at Last Stand Dan's Boatyard. It's a wooden handmade R Class Gunboat which will play the part of the armed French transport, the Cité de la Meers! Check out Dan's blog for details, AAR's, WIP, etc…


The market place will be made up of market stalls that I've made myself using bamboo skewers and coffee stir sticks.



If I can't make more in time I may supplement with some of the small Miniature Building Authority market stalls.

My excellent gun pits and rough ground pieces were made by Bill's Gamers Garage (


The "Ocean" will be Aspen Grey 18x18" floor tiles from Lowes.


The beach and land (reference the game map pic from earlier post) will be my ancient arid / desert drop cloth which has seen the blood of many a lead soldier!



Stay tuned for part III. Meet The Hun, The Frog, & The Lion ……..


tankette Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Apr 2017 3:10 p.m. PST

Excellent post there Jeff. If you stop playing hockey in Nashville tournaments you could have so much more…lol. I will at least indulge with you in a toast of something…or something..Mickey

SgtGuinness08 Apr 2017 5:55 p.m. PST

Lmao….. You are correct Mickey!!!! Priorities????

mrinku Inactive Member08 Apr 2017 7:09 p.m. PST

So… I worked out what film they're probably referring to, but why the obliqueness? Is this a "Scottish Play" thing where naming it brings bad luck?

Early morning writer Inactive Member08 Apr 2017 9:39 p.m. PST

Or is it that the wind might blow away the miniatures off of the table…?

Personally, I also like "sweet" misguided imaginations, and I'd love to have a devoted gaming "suite". But wouldn't we all?

SgtGuinness09 Apr 2017 11:22 a.m. PST

mrinku, We have actually run a game depicting the last battle from the Awesome movie The Wind And The Lion, many times at several cons. A pic is above. This game The Hun, The Frog, & The Lion is loosely based on that movie and the same time period.

Early morning writer, We certainly are spoiled to have such an awesome clubhouse. It's a warehouse in the industrial district in down town Ft. Laud. Fl. A table is always set up and some of the club members even store some of their toys there.


Smokey Roan Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 4:15 p.m. PST

These are epic TSATF games, those of you who haven't made it down to Fl.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 5:14 p.m. PST

Beautiful stuff Jeff. Looking forward to seeing it up close.

SgtGuinness14 Apr 2017 3:42 p.m. PST

Bill, thanks buddy. And I yours. I read the write up of your game. Sounds great!

Smokey is back! Glad to see your return. Thank you for the kind words. Will you be making an appearance at the con, case of Tecate in hand???


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