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Makhno191815 Jan 2021 7:48 a.m. PST

hi all,
Here's an AAR I wrote, my first so be patient. it's quite long, as the battle took around 25 or 30 hours spread over 2 months. Its nice having a basement to escape to during pandemic times! I welcome your suggestions.

Full report here: link

some pics:

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Thanks for reading, I hope it's enjoyable or useful to some. I'll he switching gears to Mexico for a bit, check out the Mexican/American wars section later this month for a scenario from the Baja insurrection.

gengulfus15 Jan 2021 8:12 a.m. PST

Very impressive – amazing terrain!
What rules and figures were you using?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2021 8:21 a.m. PST

Great terrain, minis and game – thanks for sharing!

Makhno191815 Jan 2021 9:10 a.m. PST

thanks guys! I really enjoy making the terrain. the figures are 1/72 from many sources. Metal from Minairons, Bandera, and Irregular. Lots of plastics, many conversions.

Rules are my own, simplified set, taking some inspiration from A World Aflame. I hope to share my rules some day when they are a bit cleaner. I built a solo game mechanism to determine the actions of a non player enemy too.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2021 10:04 a.m. PST

"…Fredrico Lorca is dead and gone…"

Marvelous looking game. I have always felt that this would be an interesting period to game.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2021 1:55 p.m. PST

My old gaming group wanted to play this scenario and each of us pledged to scratch-build one urban building. One guy did it and it wasn't me. Kudos to Mark!

Makhno191817 Jan 2021 7:29 a.m. PST

I really enjoyed building the buildings. Honestly I couldn't get all the building pieces id made on the table. The architecture building was almost twice the size of what I ended up using, in this big "U" shape. are people interested in the written scenario as well, to adapt for your own games? next year I hope to release all the scenarios I wrote for this campaign.

gengulfus18 Jan 2021 3:31 a.m. PST

Definitely interested in the scenarios. SCW is a period we play a lot.

MacColla18 Jan 2021 12:17 p.m. PST

Brilliant terrain and great AAR. I also like A World Aflame. I will be interested in the scenarios.

Mike O01 Mar 2021 6:03 p.m. PST

Absolutely breath-taking! Love the terrain, figures and vehicles but I'm also very jealous of your basement :)

Makhno191805 Mar 2021 4:54 p.m. PST

Thanks Mike O! Yes I've been blessed with access to that space. Playing a bunch of solo games, an hour or two here and there has been a great escape from life locked down with the family. I appreciate all the kind words and support here. I plan on sharing a bunch of scenarios next summer.

Mike O05 Mar 2021 9:01 p.m. PST

Perhaps I should dig a basement under my house? :) There was actually some crazy guy over here who spent years tunneling underneath but ended up wrecking the foundations and the house had to be demolished as unsafe. I think I'd have better luck doing something with my junk-laden attic…

Makhno191806 Mar 2021 10:19 a.m. PST

Did that guy find anything interesting before ruining his home? During our remodel 5 years back, when digging out part of my basement to replace the old cast iron drain and repace with plastic, i found this old horseshoe. House was built in 1850s, and moved back off the street in the 1890s and put ontop of this basement. I've been told it's a rather large horseshoe, so my working theory is it belonged to one of the horses that helped move the house.

If my house had been 100 years older, there may have been tunnels under mine too. they dug them back then when they were trying to drive out your countrymen, my friend! I did consider digging down more to give me some ceiling height down there. It's only 6 to 7', and very uneven. it's all beach sand down there, used to be an ancient river bed, so it could have been a real mess. I should have gone into archaeology…

Mike O06 Mar 2021 9:14 p.m. PST

Your whole house was pushed backwards? Wow well gives a new meaning to the term "moving house" :)

The area where I live is all Victorian style terrace-row houses apart from some strange breaks here and there. Then the National Archives released a map of the WW2 London blitz and it all became clear:

bombsight.org/#15/51.5283/0.0464

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