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CaptainDarling26 Jan 2021 5:47 a.m. PST

January again so time for our yearly game of Escape from Colditz (I reckon Pawns count as Miniatures!), this year we have five players so with four teams escaping so the Jerries were in for a hard time!

We set our play time for two and a half hours but in the end extended it for an extra fifteen minutes we having such a good time!

So in summary…
The Germans: prevented 4 escapes attempts
The Dutch: scored 2 Home Runs and had 2 unsuccessful escape attempts
The Polish: scored 2 Home Runs
The Americans: scored 1 Home Run and had 2 unsuccessful escape attempts
The French: smoked about 300 packs of Gauloise cigarettes!

A bit of the action;
Dutch Kapitein Van der Dik (orange Pawn) by the main gate in disguise notice he is carefully blocking the Guard deployment space…the cunning beggar!


Dutch Kapitein Van der Balz tried to escape via the Dentistry but the Jerries caught him quite a way from safety!


Polish Officer Kowalski (green Pawn on board edge) on his way to freedom, the German Guards rolled a 'five' for their pursuit roll he easily outpaced them!


A full character filled AAR of the session is on the TSOG Blog…


Worgaimz26 Jan 2021 7:09 a.m. PST

Now ther's a blast from the past!!

Used to love playing that game as a kid with my brother and our mates.
For some reason we all wanted to be German if I remember rightly………….. I think it was the "shoot to kill" card!!

KeepYourPowderDry26 Jan 2021 7:21 a.m. PST

Foundry make some rather lovely, but expensive, replacement counters…


4DJones26 Jan 2021 7:35 a.m. PST


Dan Cyr26 Jan 2021 8:34 a.m. PST

Would be easy to make counters and such via 3D printing. Check out DVG or other board game pieces available on for examples.

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