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Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2021 2:41 p.m. PST

Decided to run a scenario with my FFL platoon in Africa and came up with a substitute for Patrol-- road block. Can be found here:



Bismarck05 Jul 2021 3:34 p.m. PST

Nice scenario, Joe!
Good looking table too! The exploits of the Legion in
Africa has always been fascinating. Modern day from
the 60s and up gives you a lot to work with. Looking
forward to the next one. Nice job.


genew49206 Jul 2021 10:44 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing Joe

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2021 7:13 p.m. PST

Cool stuff, Joe, and you know I dig old Sergeant Bomba's style. What could you have done differently??? Surely you jest! How about this, leave the damned Zero in the truck! ;) Sounds like Corporal Collins is going to handle the situation with a frag, in any case, though I'm not sure how that will go over with the Legion's strict discipline and adherence to orders/chain of command. Interesting times.

I was very surprised the gun truck was able to handle the late-comer rebels on the flanks all by its lonesome; having said that, it's perfectly realistic, Ma Deuces have forced plenty of folks into making a business decision ;)

And with that, I don't think I can agree that the fight was a draw. Sure there was a lengthy standoff, but the mission was to remove the roadblock, and ultimately the roadblock was removed!

I must admit that I absolutely love this Legion campaign, and I keep dreaming of doing one myself, starting in French Indo-China and moving forward from there. Great stuff man, please keep them going.


Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2021 3:28 p.m. PST

Thank you all for the kind words. I have to admit I thought the table looked pretty good. Five years ago I would have been ecstatic to have a table look like that.
The Lt wasn't going to stay in the truck! Perhaps Bomba should be teaching him. 🤔 we will see with Collins, hope Bomba or the Lt can resolve it. Regarding the truck they got the initiative every time so could move and pin down the rebels.
Regarding the draw I am a hard grader but it was also good to see the legion Not run over the rebels. Keeps me honest!


Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2021 8:31 p.m. PST


Your table looks great, always has! But…

Of course the LT wasn't going to stay in the truck, I'm just saying if he was truly interested in aiding the war effort he would have stayed in the truck ;)
And the frag is coming, despite the good Sergeant's best efforts and excellent tutelage. Ya can buy'em books and send'em to school…

Gotcha regarding the initiative for the truck, and like I said, nothing wrong with the HMG dissuading the rebels from becoming more involved at the road block. And I know what you mean, when playing solo you need a good butt-whoopin' every now and again to keep things on the up and up. Of course, in typical Army fashion, you even half-assed this, only managing a draw! ;)


Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2021 5:20 a.m. PST

Jack, your tables in the last year have been phenomenal, true museum pieces but thanks.
Regarding your other comments all I can say and actually said out loud at work is " once an NCO always an NCO". 😊



Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2021 6:39 p.m. PST

C'mon Joe! I know you were an officer, but you've survived to a ripe old age (thanks be to some grizzled non-commissioned officer, no doubt), and even YOU wouldn't trust a Lootenat in that situation! ;)

Thank you for the kind words on my tables, but none of that matters really, it's all about the story, and your these stories are fantastic! I know you're a campaign butterfly, but please keep it rolling! Incidentally, I've become too much like you, with too many different projects running simultaneously, but I lack your talent for adeptly moving between them. As my efforts become more diffuse I suffer a certain paralysis, an inertia that keeps me from jumping in and playing some games…

I seem to be best when I have a plan, jump in, and knock the entire 8 to 50 game campaign out all at once ;)

In any case, please continue to play and post, it's quite inspirational.


Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2021 2:16 p.m. PST

Jack, true that but he has to be taught.
Thanks again but your stories are great. If real life or interests are getting in the way either shorten the focus or take good notes so you can come back to it after a year like I do



Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2021 10:47 a.m. PST

Sergeant Bomba will certainly continue the good Lieutenant's education should Corporal Collins not make the effort moot. Perhaps Sgt Bomba should have a word about ‘good order and discipline' with the Corporal? ;)

And the issue is not my notes, my notes are detailed and abundant! The issue is my resolve to get back to them, and not start three new projects instead…

In any case, Vive la Legion!


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