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ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2021 5:22 a.m. PST

NEW General Pettygree Battlestory
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This time the General takes us to a surprising and unusual tabletop location; Eastern Mongolia. There we gathered our 28mm Soviet/Communist and Japanese forces adapting the historical Battle of Huay Ridge.
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General Pettygree's "Prelude" begins his narration with the usual briefly captioned photos here:

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The conclusion entitled "What Happened" completes the story here:

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Thank you sincerely for your interest over the years.
Respectfully,
Bill P.
Chronicler for The Adventures of General Pettygree

Blasted Brains19 Jun 2021 5:44 a.m. PST

Well, certainly a different take in General Pettygree world. And the man sits one of the nicest painted gaming horses I've ever seen. I'm guessing 54 mm? Curious to have Pettygree take the Japanese side at that point in time – though I admit my ignorance as to their intra-political relations in '39. Pearl Harbor still a couple years off.

As always, well done.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2021 7:20 a.m. PST

General Pettygree is coming to visit?

Sigwald19 Jun 2021 7:32 a.m. PST

Outstanding! Great looking adventure and some wonderful miniatures too.

cavcrazy19 Jun 2021 8:45 a.m. PST

The adventures of the good general could certainly be a wonderful series of books. The stories are entertaining and the pictures completely keep one enthralled. Thanks for such a commitment to this wonderful hobby.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2021 3:44 p.m. PST

Very nice! Interestingly the Empire of Japan and the British Empire had a formal alliance from 1902 until 1921 when post Versailles and in recognition of the emerging rivalry between the US and Japan British leadership didn't want to be in a situation where they might have to choose sides

I totally agree on the horses – some of the best brushwork I have ever seen!

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2021 6:39 p.m. PST

I'm grateful for all your remarks, interest and support.
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For Blasted Brains:
The UK declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941. Before the date of our August 1939 story, the western democracies were becoming more alarmed about Japanese perceived intentions as the months went by. However, the western democracies were quite agitated and concerned/fearful/angry about communist/socialist developments in their own countries and naturally coming from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Stalin's Soviet Union. The Japanese were particularly worried.

One way to look at it would be through the strange lens of Star Trek The Next Generation's nenesis, The Borg being assimilated by them. In diplomacy nations often have odd friends. The Japanese could have kept Stalin, busy in Asia therefore less able to do negative things elsewhere.
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Bashytubits! That is a terrific and fun photo! Wow!
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The Horses?
I did not paint them and could never do that kind of artistry. Pettygree's mount is from King and Country's Australian Light Horse range. Grandmaison's is a 17th Lancer Officer from the Zulu War by Thomas Gunn miniatures. Both are 60mm and come painted. They are lovely.
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Respectfully,
Bill P.
Chronicler for The Adventures of General Pettygree
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tom dulski20 Jun 2021 4:52 a.m. PST

Cool looking blog. Those figures mounted on horses do not look to be 28mm

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2021 9:50 a.m. PST

60mm
Bill

Blasted Brains20 Jun 2021 2:36 p.m. PST

I laughed out loud at Bashytubits photos – and I'm sure I've seen that photo before but it was so rich in its use here.

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