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SgtGuinness02 Nov 2018 6:18 p.m. PST

Colonial Steam Launches – 28mm

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Kaiser's Revenge Scenario action, Morocco 1903. German Marines landing in El Safir with fire support from the Gunboat "Angriff". The Envoy must be rescued and the Bashaw's Black Guard brought to justice. The honor of Germany is at stake!

The Marines are aboard steam launches built by Last Stand Dan made out of the cool long boats from the great folks at Firelock Games in their "Blood & Plunder" range. He made a new deck and added a custom made boiler. He also made a separate interchangeable deck with a mast to give this boat even more versatility. With the inserts this boat can be used as a steam launch, sail boat, or removed and used as a standard long boat / row boat. This is an excellent boat as is by itself as a long boat or landing boat from the 17th century to the early 20th century. Highly recommended!

Here's a couple more pics from the recent running of this scenario at the HMGS-South convention Hurrion held each year in Kissimmee / Orlando Florida. We used "The Sword And The Flame" for the land portions of the game and "Gunboat & Dhow!" our TSATF Variant for the naval portions of the game. An AAR of this game will be forthcoming….

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Steam Launches – Land in El Safir

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German Marines disembark while Moroccan gunners load canister!

Check out my blog to read an excerpt from Dan's site about making the above steam launches and a pic of the kit before modifications.

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coolyork Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 8:05 p.m. PST

I'll second the review on these very useful Launches . I picked up two of these from Last Stand Dan to use in my future 1896 Spanish/Philippine game. Get them while they last !

KSmyth02 Nov 2018 8:46 p.m. PST

Wow. Some very cool stuff. Thanks for sharing.

45thdiv03 Nov 2018 4:29 a.m. PST

That is a great idea. I think my local hobby store might have one.

45thdiv03 Nov 2018 2:23 p.m. PST

And they did have one long boat. Yea!

SgtGuinness03 Nov 2018 4:05 p.m. PST

Outstanding!!!!!
Cheers,
Sgt G

archiduque Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2018 6:46 a.m. PST

Excellent!!

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