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Black Hat Miniatures07 Nov 2018 8:41 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 3:20 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

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 5:08 p.m. PST

54mm goodness! Love the battle report.

Black Hat Miniatures08 Nov 2018 1:50 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 7:05 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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