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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2017 12:00 p.m. PST

"The appearance of a photo of Todd Fishers amazing Storming of the Tuiilieries game in the most recent WI causwed me to dig out my one and only copy of the now defunct US magazine Historical Gamer with its article written by Jim Purky on that splendid game.
Now as I've said previously I was involved in that I built Paris…. well 36 square feet of it for that game. Ian Weekly built the actual palace and 2 other chaps whose names escaped me until I re-read the article also supplies building and scenery for the game namely Duke Siefried who constructed the gardens and Herb Gundt who provided the posher bits of upper crust Paris that I didn't do . No my job was the festering slums of the Sans Cullottes and it was a far far better thing than I ever did – up to that point anyhow…"

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mad monkey 123 Sep 2017 12:46 p.m. PST

I played in one of those games. Played one of the Swiss Guards commanders. When told to stand down, fell back out of the palace to the garden to make our final stand. De people made a deal and we marched off. Lost one company that decided to hold the building. Beautiful game and a hoot to play.

Personal logo chasseur Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2017 12:54 p.m. PST

Those were the days. I loved that magazine. I would drive over to Brookhurst Hobbies once a month and pick up my wargame magazine fix.

Jeigheff Inactive Member23 Sep 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

I saw this game played at Origins when it was held in Fort Worth in 1993. It was a sight to behold.

21eRegt23 Sep 2017 4:22 p.m. PST

I played that game, one of the GenCon/Origins combo cons. Got stuck with the Maison du Prince but died doing what aristocrats did best, cutting down the unwashed!

mghFond23 Sep 2017 8:49 p.m. PST

I played in one of those games at the old Emperors Headquarters hobby shop in Chicago. Was one of the mob players, it was a lot of fun and such a spectacle for the eyes too.

Andy Old Glory UK Inactive Member24 Sep 2017 2:48 a.m. PST

I was actually there for the Historcon outing rather than the EHQ game. The festering slums needed a bit of refurb- hence the paint and glue all over my fingers.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

I too saw the game at Historicon. Fully booked so I watched, in awe.

The range of figures commissioned by Todd for the game were excellent. I have used the civilian types for all sorts of games, including recently as citizens of a town attacked by pirates.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

I think that Jay Hadley painted the vast majority of the figures.

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John Miller Inactive Member27 Sep 2017 11:25 a.m. PST

I didn't get to get it in it but I was an awestruck spectator. Quite a production. C.B. Demille had nothing on these guys! John Miller

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