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boggler15 Mar 2017 3:53 a.m. PST

I was wondering if anyone had tried using The Men Who Would be Kings for the Back of Beyond or similar?

Would it work?

Thanks

Jim

boggler15 Mar 2017 3:53 a.m. PST

I was wondering if anyone had tried using The Men Who Would be Kings for the Back of Beyond or similar?

Would it work?

Thanks

Jim

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse15 Mar 2017 4:06 a.m. PST

No reason it wouldn't work. Rifle ranges can stay the same, you might want to fiddle with the machine gun stats, Vickers were better than maxim, but it's not that important. Possibly introduce something to represent Bren type LMGs. Fighting on the NWF for the British was the same in 1897 as it was in 1937.

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse15 Mar 2017 4:08 a.m. PST

Sorry, forgot about aircraft, you could just have one bombing run per game or ignore them at this level.

boggler15 Mar 2017 5:32 a.m. PST

Yes That's what I was thinking.

You'd need some rules for vehicles too including armoured cars.

Henry Martini15 Mar 2017 5:58 a.m. PST

The MG rules and stats in TMWWBK are good for Gatlings and other hand-cranked MGs, however, there's a big performance difference between these and gas-powered MGs such as the Maxim, Colt, and Hotchkiss, which is why I've created a separate profile for the latter for my Mexican Revolution variant: four dice per crew figure; range 30 inches, no jamming; cost 7/9 points. The Vickers MG was just an improved Maxim, so it can also be comfortably accommodated by this profile.

sjwalker38 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Mar 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

Henry, that's a very neat, clean adaptation for later period MGs, which would presumably also work well for pom-poms as well – consider it borrowed!

Any thoughts on how to handle firing on armoured vehicles on the NWF?

I still remember Featherstone (punitive expedition in 'Wargames Campaigns'?) recommending rolling plasticine boulders down the hills onto the advancing British, converted from Airfix 8th Army figures.

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