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foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

I didn't put this in the game reports board as it's just a blatant showing off of Pete's talent for putting together an awesome looking games table. Our gang has had various names in the past, Legion of Blokes, Bert Feggs nasty club are just a couple I can think of. Really it's centred on the owners of Total Battle Miniatures with a few invited guests.
Pete knocked these buildings up himself and we stood amazed as our usual gaming table was transformed into 1944 Burma in about 15 minutes. We're still playing the game, and expect to finish it next week. We're using Chain of Command and the Japanese have to prevent the British from blowing up the railway bridge.
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My Japanese with light mortars
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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 7:42 a.m. PST

Wow! What a great looking board!

Jim

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

Outstanding terrain.

Why do I keep looking for William Holden under the bridge?

Costanzo117 Apr 2017 8:37 a.m. PST

Beautiful table!

Gone Fishing Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

That's some beautiful terrain. What I always wonder is whether it actually plays well – looks pretty fiddly for moving troops around in.

Not that this takes anything away from the artistry involved! Just looking at it gives me Irriwaddy chills!

Microbiggie17 Apr 2017 10:25 a.m. PST

That table looks the business, and would be a joy to play on. Minis look very nice too.
From various posts about "fiddly' terrain, I am beginning to think that's an aphorism for "too much trouble to do"

Fantastic and looking forward to see how this plays in CoC.
Mark

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the praise. It's surprisingly easy to play on, all we said was that apart from the track, village and river, all the table was jungle. So we can just move trees and vegetation to move figures or measure if we need to. In reality you could just play the game with no trees at all, but it wouldn't look as good!

MHoxie17 Apr 2017 11:05 a.m. PST

Damn! That looks good.

Gone Fishing Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 12:02 p.m. PST

It really does. My apologies if I came across as critical, it certainly wasn't meant so – just thinking aloud, I suppose. I'd play on it in a second!

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 12:21 p.m. PST

No need to apologise mate, it didn't come across badly, glad you like it, cheers.

Northern Monkey17 Apr 2017 12:28 p.m. PST

Absolutely amazing,

bracken Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 1:56 a.m. PST

Absolutely fantastic set up!

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 2:21 a.m. PST

Finished the game yesterday. A win for the British, the Japs didn't have the manoeuvre units to combat the Chindits. The mortars were devastating to the British when they were able to fire.
A Japanese section about to be overrun.
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The tank lumbers onto the bridge, only to be ambushed by the AT rifle team.
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A Chindit section advances to the river
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The Japs prepare but the British out manoeuvre them
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And then we transformed the table into 17th century France for a game of En Garde.
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uglyfatbloke Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2017 5:03 a.m. PST

Great scenery…the sort of thing that makes SWMBO say 'why don't we have terrain like that?'..generally followed by 'what are you going to do about it and when?'

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