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Anton Ryzbak08 Dec 2022 9:54 p.m. PST


Last week we played a Specter Ops game pitting Communist revolutionaries against a Rhodesian farmstead (and eventually some Rhodesian Regulars). Fast-playing game that had some real twists and turns. link

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2022 7:18 a.m. PST

Fascinating conflict, as are most of that era. Damned hard to play though, especially solo!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2022 7:55 a.m. PST

Great looking table.

Mirosav09 Dec 2022 9:20 a.m. PST

Good AAR, enjoyed reading it.

Valderian09 Dec 2022 2:03 p.m. PST

Looks great!

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2022 2:37 p.m. PST

Excellent set up and game. Nick, I have to disagree on the difficulty to run solo. At the start of the pandemic, I ran 30 of more solo Fireforce games using One Hour Skirmish Wargame. The RLI started on one end of the board and located good stop positions. The ZANLA forces were set up randomly on the board with orders to exit off the far (RLI) edge. Random unit movement was used as well as a house rule on troop quality.

The RLI numbered 12 figures and ZANLA had around 50 figures.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2022 5:00 p.m. PST

Col Durnford, hmmn, now you've tempted me. One Hour Skirmish is what I'd be using. Are you on the Facebook group? If you've the time, I'd love to talk more about your games.


Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2022 7:02 p.m. PST


I'll send you my notes later this weekend.

One major change is did was to include troop quality (as in Ambush Alley) by making custom decks. Better troops have more cards than poor quality ones.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2022 7:20 p.m. PST

That would be great, thanks. What scale figures are you using? I've been doing 15mm for most things lately. But I am tempted by the Eureka figures.

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2022 9:48 p.m. PST

25mm Eureka mainly with a few RalPartha, London War Room and some other figures.

The Eureka figures are great. They are a little slim and don't match well with my Vietnam collection.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2022 9:54 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing that!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2022 12:59 p.m. PST

I'll probably stick with 15mm and Peter Pig, 28mm just gets too pricey.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2022 1:09 p.m. PST

Anton, are the multi colored shanties based on photos?

Anton Ryzbak29 Dec 2022 8:10 p.m. PST

Partly based on pictures (most of the material in the real shacks is recycled from other structures and commercial signs) plus an intentional bit of color for that "District Nine" feel…… there was talk of running games set in the milieu when I was painting them.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2022 5:29 a.m. PST

Thanks. Looking at photos of rural Rhodesia, I didn't really see many flat roofed shanties. But maybe in a training camp?

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