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Ponder Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2022 8:32 a.m. PST


Ran a small In the Stans game yesterday at Saga Games in Frederick, Maryland. In the Stans is the modern mod of So Convenient for Hewing. A few photos as the AAR follow --- 15mm figures used.

A National Army platoon has been tasked with searching a village for weapons. Only light opposition is expected.
What was encountered was an IED (detected, not triggered) and a Muffintop squad equivalent. Three troopers were killed in the action. The Muffintops disengaged.

Photo 1 – Terrain view, village on the right

Photo 2 – ‘notherTerrain view, village on the left

Photo 3 – Third Terrain view, village away.

Photo 4 – National Army troops – 1 platoon of three squads

Photo 5 – Front view of troopers

Photo 6 – At the National Army trooper advance, they detect an IED just before the crossroads.

Photo 7 – A sniper wounds the Lieutenant

Photo 8 – As "A" squad maneuvers to the right, a MG opens open. Two troopers drop, and "A" squad breaks to the rear.

Photo 8 – "C" squad opens fire to suppress the MG

Photo 9 – MG position on the rooftop

Photo 10 – View from the MG position, "A" squad to left, "C" squad in center, and "B" squad to the right

Photo 11 – "A" squad maneuvers to flank the MG; their fire knocks out the MG, and the Muffintops begin to withdraw.

Photo 12 – As "B" squad rushes the village, but the Muffintops have disengaged to fight another day.

A pleasant afternoon's game. The next game is tentatively planned for the third weekend in August; again at Saga Games in Frederick, Maryland. We take a break from store gaming in July for Historicon. There will be two of So Convenient for Hewing games at Historicon; one Friday evening and the other Saturday morning. Hope to see you there.

Ponder on,


Ponder Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2022 8:45 a.m. PST

Follow up: The Weapons Data Chart for In the Stans:

Hope to see you a Historicon, please mention the post if you stop by.

Ponder on,


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2022 2:14 p.m. PST

Looks like a good game; wish I could have been there!

Ponder Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2022 5:58 p.m. PST


Next time third weekend of August is the current plan. See you at Historicon.


stephen m20 Jun 2022 5:19 p.m. PST

I remember your posts from, what, 3 years ago. Is this the same rules you used then?

Ponder Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 4:03 a.m. PST

Good morning,

Yes, substantially the same. Published for Dark Age gaming as So Convenient for Hewing.

Three modifications for the modern version:

1) In the modern rules, I treat senior leaders the same as other stands with regard to taking hits.

2) The weapon used (see the Weapon Data Sheet above) controls the number of shooting dice used.

3) If shooting, the spotting distance is doubled.

The rules are available from; search by title.


Ponder Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2022 5:36 a.m. PST


I have submitted an In the Stans game for Barrage in September 2022.

Four items modified …

4) Shooting at unspotted stands provides +2 on saving throw, in addition to other modifiers.

Ponder on,


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