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Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2019 1:07 p.m. PST

Here are some pics from a 15mm FFL game I recently concluded.
As the resupply column debouched from the pass two units of tribesmen appeared with the intention of intercepting the booty laden camels. A few Legionnaires were detached to continue accompanying the supply camels while the remainder formed into line and delivered effective long range fire against their attackers. It didn't take long for the fort's 75mm field piece to find the range, badly punishing one of the Arab units:

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I'm using Tim Wright's, ‘Sand and Blood,' convention rules, in which artillery must call out the range to target, then adjust. The shot may be on target or it might drift a little. Quick but fun way to add a little variety.

Soon, other Arab units appeared (random die roll). The two companies guarding the resupply column found themselves facing attack from two sides:

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It became a very bloody brawl, with the Legion taking it on the chin in several melees. A mounted Arab unit succeeded in reaching the supply camels (one of their goals; the other inflicting casualties on the Legion) but was unable to successfully make off with them.

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Although the Legion companies suffered serious casualties in melee their morale remained high, despite losing two officers. The Arabs, on the other hand, did very well in hand-to-hand combat but generally routed at their first morale check. In the end, the Arabs managed to cut out only one supply camel but suffered tremendous losses. The Legion, while also suffering serious casualties, succeeded in delivering the supplies while inflicting crippling losses on the Arab harka. Never again would this Emir be able to raise a large force to challenge French rule.

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All of the figures except 8 of the camels are from Stone Mountain's wonderful French Foreign Legion line, part of it's range of Colonial figures. Those extra 8 camels are from Gallia, sold by Warrior Miniatures. I bought the fort from another gamer but was told that it's from JR Miniatures. The oasis, sand dune and rocky hills are all from the Battlefield in a Box line. The hill piece with the pass was homemade. The extra trees around the oasis are all convention flea market pick-ups but some of them may be from an old GW or Citadel line. The cloth is by Cigar Box.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2019 2:00 p.m. PST

Nice!

Old Contemptible11 Sep 2019 2:02 p.m. PST

Very nice. Those 15mm figures look awfully big.

SgtGuinness11 Sep 2019 4:21 p.m. PST

Exciting and beautiful!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2019 6:17 p.m. PST

Old Contemptible, it must be my photographic skill with the cell phone camera that makes them appear big. wink grin

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2019 2:44 p.m. PST

Ragbones, very inspiring photos! I am running a 15mm FFL game on Saturday at my club. I think I'll steal some of your scenario ideas. Any chance of sharing the rules you used?

takeda33307 Dec 2019 6:33 p.m. PST

Well done! Great looking game!

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