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Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Aug 2020 3:59 a.m. PST

Finally finished painting enough French to let me do this one. It's the big set piece from the Arrow War, or, as some call it the 2nd Opium War.:


Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 3:15 p.m. PST

Could have posted at least one picture here (will have to imagine it all looks great).

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 10:46 p.m. PST

It does look pretty good:



Check out the Mahjong tiles used as play aids, a brilliant idea for a China-themed game in my book:


Trebian, I see your tabletop is marked with a grid pattern, so I assume your rules use area movement. I can only imagine how fast and painless that makes movement and measuring for fire. Do you mind if I ask, what are the move rates for fastest and slowest troop types? Another question: do your rules include a ground scale?

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Aug 2020 1:32 a.m. PST

@FlyXwire: I can't seem to get pictures to work, so I normally rely on Tango01 picking up my posts. Thanks to MadGuru for posting the ones here.

@MadGuru: The whole system uses a squared grid. These are 6", but they can be any size as long as 4 of you base widths fit from side to side. Move rates are 1 square in Line, 2 in Open Order and 3 if cavalry. The game plays quickly, thanks to the squares. Small arms ranges are 3 squares, and artillery normally up to 6. Ground scale is 250 yards to a square, and one base is 100 – 150 men.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2020 6:20 a.m. PST

Go team!

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