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03 Jul 2019 6:39 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "TSASTF Scenario #12: The Bridge" to "TSATF Scenario #12: The Bridge"

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Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 1:54 a.m. PST

Back in May I set up a version of the above game, which features random deployment of every unit on both sides. Anglo-Indian forces must secure a bridge in preparation for launching a major punitive operation into tribal lands. I had a great time playing it with my son and a new gamer friend. I was the sole British commander, and suffice to say if it had been a historical event the government back home might well have fallen soon after!

If you'd like to hear a bit more about it and see about 80 pics, Kindly click on the link below to visit the appropriate post on my blog:


Thanks in advance in you choose to stop by, and meantime here's a few sample pics:









Durban Gamer03 Jul 2019 3:41 a.m. PST

Absolutely wonderful as always! Great inspiration for any NWF gamer. Thanks for posting.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 4:04 a.m. PST

wow really nice..terrain is spectacular.

wargamingUSA Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 4:15 a.m. PST

Specatular setup. Has the right "feel."

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 4:40 a.m. PST

Beautiful board!

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 4:41 a.m. PST

Gaming at its best. Really glad to see another of your AARs.

You must like the horde trays if you plan on ordering more and also plan on terraining them to look similar to the figure bases.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 4:58 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Desert Fox03 Jul 2019 8:47 a.m. PST

Great looking game!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 9:24 a.m. PST

You always have fantastic terrain and this is no exception. Great job!!


Lion in the Stars03 Jul 2019 11:41 a.m. PST

Always good to see the Guru's terrain!

Is it bad that the first thought through my mind on seeing the 'Shaken' marker was the quote 'shaken, not stirred'? evil grin

Ragbones03 Jul 2019 12:05 p.m. PST

That's exactly what I thought, too!

Thanks for posting Mad Guru. I always love your games and AAR's.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 3:24 p.m. PST

Thanks very much for all the positive comments, guys, they are much appreciated!

@Big Red: Yes, I do. Maybe a combo of getting old/lazy and wanting to speed up the logistics of play, and also trying to make things faster and easier for new players. Of course, if I stuck to smaller scale games it wouldn't be an issue, but I just prefer to go big. You're right, I do plan to terrain and paint the trays so they match my ground cover and figure bases as seamlessly as possible. Right now that's job #1 on my hobby to-do list.

@Lion & Ragbones: Not bad at all! Perhaps when the Anglo-Indians return to the scene of this debacle, the new Bengal Cavalry commander will be named Bond!

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2019 8:48 p.m. PST

Great Stuff, MadGuru !!

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2019 8:13 a.m. PST

Great AAR brother, wish I was there with you and Sky. Please send my regards. I'm really glad you got to get in a game with him and host as well. Your terrain and figs are always inspirational my friend. I think I will try those horde bases based on your recommendations.
Cheers, Sgt G

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2019 3:57 p.m. PST

M.G., great to see you back in action! I began to think you had retired on half pay. You've got to bring one of your games to a southern California convention. I am positive you would encourage more recruits to the one and only greatest wargaming period: Victorian Colonials!

MiniPigs08 Jul 2019 2:51 p.m. PST

This looks great and lots of fun. Where did you source "Bobbie" from?

Also, your Afghans seem to wear darker clothes than I imagined, are they meant to be from a more fashion forward tribe, The Pathan wears Prada?

Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 5:28 a.m. PST

Fun game. Nice job on repurposing your boards and woodchip hills from your historical battles.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 10:31 a.m. PST

Thanks for the continuing positivity guys!

Chick, great to hear from you!

Jeff,I feel the exact same way!

Nick, hahah, your droll wit never fails! You're right, I should do that. Xinhua and I have one more year with a high school student at home. Maybe when Sarah goes off to college I will dive into the local convention circuit -- or at least dip my toe!

MiniPigs, I searched through old records long and hard but could not find the details for that figure. If I manage to track it down I'll come back and post it here.

Re: my Afghan tribesmen's clothes… lol. Not sure why darker clothes equal Prada/"designer" fashion, in fact I'd think it would be the exact opposite! Personally I don't like super bright colors on my figures meant to represent real troops in the field. Also many of them wear poshteens, which are always a shade of brown.

Bob, thanks for noticing!

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