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ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2020 9:04 p.m. PST

Here is my story Gentlemen, Battling Back to Khartoum:


Our annual BIG Colonial game was played on 26 September 1884 (2020). It is told as you probably know by now with briefly captioned and character-driven dialogued photos.

See remarkable 54-60mm miniatures and the amazing city just built by Der Alte Fritz. Seeing is believing. Seeing is enjoying. Seeing is imagining.

Bill P.
Chronicler for the Adventures of General Pettygree

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 3:55 a.m. PST

A grand adventure in grand style, indeed!


Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 6:13 a.m. PST

I love this stuff. A great time indeed!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 8:24 a.m. PST

The AiP figures paint up nicely.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 8:59 a.m. PST

Thank you very much for this. Your battle reports never fail to raise my spirits.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 9:06 a.m. PST

Smashing good fun!

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 10:02 a.m. PST

Great Story and photos!!! I love reading the adventure. I have amassed a collection of 60mm Romans, Celts and Germanic tribesmen. Over 1,000 figures at latest count. Am also working on Persians and Macedonians. I love this scale. So much easier to see and paint the details on the figures. Loads of fun to play with also.

Legionarius29 Sep 2020 10:07 a.m. PST

Magnificent! Delightful! Epic!

Legionarius29 Sep 2020 10:09 a.m. PST

We should all have at least a small collection of 54mm Old Time figures among our thousands of 15mm and 28mm miniatures. It is a great change of pace and truly brings the child out in us!

AICUSV29 Sep 2020 4:56 p.m. PST

What great fun, love the table and figures.

von Schwartz29 Sep 2020 7:27 p.m. PST

Great report, love your AARs, three cheers for General Pettygree. One burning question though:
What happened inside the wall to drive off the Devishes? You left us hanging!!

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 8:42 p.m. PST

Attrition forced morale checks for being below 50% of original #s. The Dervishes failed and routed out of the city.
Bill P.
Chronicler for The Adventures of General Pettygree

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 10:29 p.m. PST

What's not to like? Combining Colonial war gaming, scaling ladders and toy soldier figures is a recipe for fun. And the figures are easy to paint.

Next year: perhaps Rorke's Drift in 54mm?

Purky Pasha
Defender of Khartoum

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 1:27 p.m. PST

I don't know the system you used, so I wondered if the rout was the result of an actual draw of an ace!

Great write up with terrific pictures, as always. I am delighted every time I see another Pettygree story appear on TMP!

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Oct 2020 6:19 a.m. PST

When a unit's casualties exceed 50% then it must take a morale test.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2020 5:14 p.m. PST

Always a pleasure to read the exciting tales of General Pettygree! These games totally portray what I love about this awesome hobby. The friendships, common love of history, exciting tales of daring do, and of course, beautiful toy soldiers fighting over exotic terrain. Well done sir, keep entertaining and motivating us.

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