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Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 11:42 a.m. PST

I saw this movie on TCM over the weekend and remembered why it was one of my favorites. And I also wondered if the film/story lends itself to a TSATF game. I know Sgt. Guinness runs rousing games of "The Wind and The Lion" but I don't recall ever seeing TMWWBK gamed. It seems perfect for a true, small TSATF skirmish.

4DJones10 Sep 2018 1:08 p.m. PST

We played the 'interrupted' battle, and the final battle using The Sword in Africa variant of TSATF. Good fun.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 1:21 p.m. PST

I thought about it.
First time watching the movie in the theatre, I saw Peachy and Danny's Army of Conquest on the march, my first thought was "Picts! I have to finish my Pict army!"
Then I would have needed another even larger army to face them.
I never did finish my Pictish army.
I had it planned as hordes of Dervish with worse morale (the Elites), armed with Spears only. Danny and Peachy had already earned the Hollywood Cross for melee purposes.
Contrary to TSATF, Danny would have had a saving throw vs arrows. A man of his age…
Their Bodyguard would have been 12 Ral Partha or Frontier Pathans with rifles.

Glengarry510 Sep 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

Osprey's "The Men Who Would Be Kings" Colonial skirmish wargame rules have stats for "Dan and Peachey's Private Army" in them.

Nick B10 Sep 2018 2:31 p.m. PST

We've played a number of games at the club – both Sudan and Zulu. We've played both one on one and multiplayer. Never failed to have a blast – the officer characteristics add some amusing (Hollywood) period flavour. Great fun and capture the daring-do feel we wanted.

Great fun and play well with character for the different forces. Recommended.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 2:56 p.m. PST

Lori,
Funny, I taped it and watched it this afternoon. One of my favorite stories/films. Not really sure how it would translate to TSATF, more a role playing thing I would think.

Nick

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 8:33 p.m. PST

Here is the movie scene as a skirmish game. See no reason why this couldn't be done with TSATF.

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