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Jim Webster03 Dec 2021 1:01 a.m. PST

A little something from Mafeking.

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An action beyond the perimeter to support the armoured train

Durban Gamer03 Dec 2021 4:18 a.m. PST

Excellent historical scenario. Encouraging me to finish building my 15mm Boer War armoured train! Thanks for posting.

Jim Webster03 Dec 2021 5:40 a.m. PST

Glad it's interested you. I found the scenario intriguing because eye witness accounts show that there wasn't all that much difference in skill between the combatants. But I'm not sure whether any other war has taken place at such ranges for small arms!
It's a war I will have to revisit :-)

epturner Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2021 7:18 a.m. PST

Now that's a really interesting scenario.

Unfortunately, my Boer War collection is in 25mm.

I suppose there will have to be tweakage applied.

Thanks for sharing that, Jim.

Eric

Jim Webster03 Dec 2021 8:11 a.m. PST

Have the armoured train in one room and the action taking place in another? :-)

Actually I did consider suggesting using several separate card tables that could be moved closer or further away as troops moved.

I suspect that there will be a lot of ingenuity exhibited by people but I do feel that the basic set up is interesting enough to make it worth it :-)

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