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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

I ran a skirmish game on Saturday using Fistful of Lead. The scenario was straight from the FfoL scenario book and involved five US cavalrymen trapped in the bend of a river in the uplands of Arizona having to hold off ten Apaches. The cavalry will be relieved by a rescue column after either six or ten turns. The way the game went this time, luck was on the cavalry side and they were relieved after turn six. But it could have gone either way and when we called the game, the cavalry had lost one man dead and one man was pinned and unable to react. It was a fun three hour game and proved, yet again, that you can have as much with fifteen figures as you can have with 150 or more.






Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 1:02 p.m. PST

Looks great!

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 2:30 p.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 6:15 p.m. PST

Very nice!

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 11:03 p.m. PST

Looks like a fun game.thumbs up Have some game from the late 70's, somewhere, that has you running about 5-7 figs. The time frame for moves was a few seconds. Six shooters were great until ya had to reload :0

4DJones19 Jun 2018 1:16 a.m. PST

Nick: what was the size of the game table? Have you any overall photo-shots of it?

Botch B19 Jun 2018 3:09 a.m. PST


Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2018 9:53 a.m. PST

4DJones, the table was 6X5 feet. The Apache started in two groups of five from diagonal ends of the table. Sorry, I don't have an over all view of the table, but here are a few more photos from a wider angle.




Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

I should mention that these photos were taken before the game began. The Apaches had a choice of starting with all of their warriors on foot, mounted or a combination. In our game the Apache player chose all foot, so the pictures of the mounted figures are just for show.

Gone Fishing19 Jun 2018 1:22 p.m. PST

The game looks beautiful, Nick. And you couldn't be more right about small, focused games providing just as much fun as bigger actions with hundreds of figures. Thank you for sharing!

bobspruster19 Jun 2018 4:30 p.m. PST

Looks cool all around, Nick. Nice job.

coopman Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 7:03 p.m. PST

Looks real good Nick. Thanks.

54mmEmpire11 Jul 2020 10:10 a.m. PST

Great looking game! I love using FfoL for 54mm skirmishes. The scaling is perfect.

AICUSV11 Jul 2020 1:40 p.m. PST

Very nice game and figures.

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