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Nick Pasha01 Oct 2019 5:40 p.m. PST

We ran 6 games this past weekend on the TSATF table. Dwight Jones ran two games in darkest Africa, one thursday night and one Friday morning. Both games had plenty of players and were alot of fun. Friday afternoon Mike Lucas ran a Sandinista game in which my wife played and enjoyed herself as the rebels tried to stop a shipment of dynamite. Jeff Baumal ran his Morocco game in which 5 boats were sunk including my German boat by Italians who were supposed to allies of Germany. My Paisan proceeded to stab me in the back. Vendetta is on! I ran two WW I in Palestine games playtesting a new scenario. Suggestions made after the first game were used in the second game. Both games were filled and everyone had a good time. More on those later. TSATF remains one of the more popular games at our con.

Nick Pasha01 Oct 2019 5:56 p.m. PST

On Saturday afternoon and night I ran two games with the same scenario. The attack on Mudawarrah station in 1918. Historically the station was attacked several times unsuccessfully by Arab troops and eventually captured by the British Camel Corps. In this scenario the Arabs attacked again with British support. The station was ringed with barbed wire and defended by 3 platoons of Turkish infantry (20 men @), a machine gun and an artillery piece. There were two relief forces, one from the desert and 1 by train.

The Arab force had 4 groups of infantry (20 men @), 4 groups of cavalry (12 men @), and two machine guns. The British force was composed of 2 infantry platoons (20 men @), 1 platoon of dismounted camel corps (20 men), 1 mounted gun and 1 machine gun.

The Arab-British army attacked the station, blew up the tracks and derailed the train. They captured the station after the Turk defense force was reduced to 25% of its original size and forced to rout off the table.

In the second game we made some changes including making it harder for the Arabs and Brits to get through the wire. The Arabs captured the train, but they and the Brits did not capture the station by the end of the game. So the attackers won the first game, the defenders the second. The players enjoyed both games. Will run it again at Recon with a larger Turkish force and more Brits.

General Kirchner02 Oct 2019 8:12 a.m. PST

sounds fantastic!

SylvainArizona07 Oct 2019 7:58 p.m. PST

40 year old ruleset and without a single wrinkle: It still attracts more players than most rules. We still play it here in AZ. Thanks for sharing

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