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Black Hat Miniatures07 Nov 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

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Anthony and I played another Zulu War game with his Little Legion Collection. This time it was the battle of Hlobane – details on the blog.

mikelewis.info/littlewars/?p=633

thanks

Mike

Gone Fishing07 Nov 2018 4:20 p.m. PST

I love reading these reports and looking at all the pictures. Really a smashing looking game in every way. I was especially intrigued how you translated the unusual aspects of the historical battle to an abstract system like The Portable Wargame. Bravo on all counts!

Daryl

Ragbones07 Nov 2018 6:08 p.m. PST

54mm goodness! Love the battle report.

Black Hat Miniatures08 Nov 2018 2:50 a.m. PST

Thanks.

Daryl, it is interesting trying to translate battles from systems that offer very limited or constrained command and control to something like Portable Wargame which has a very abstract open system where every unit can move.

I have considered bolting on a PIP dice style mechanism for some scenarios to limit the players' options a little more.

Mike

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2018 8:05 p.m. PST

Mike,

Have you considered using the Commands & Colors ACW Battle Cry system? There are some fan generated colonial scenarios, including Isandlwana: link

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