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Duncan’s Napoleonic Game with Combat Patrol at Historicon 2018

| July 18, 2018

From Duncan Adams: [Here are two long shots of the table to help provide context for Duncan’s narrative.]   “On Friday afternoon I ran ‘Welcome to Sunny Spain,’ a Peninsular War convoy ambush using Combat Patrol: Napoleonic Supplement. “The game starts with the French convoy warily entering the town. Bill Mollineaux had the lead infantry, […]

Duncan’s Zorro Game at Historicon 2018

| July 18, 2018

From Duncan Adams: “On Sunday morning I ran “Zorro and the Dastardly Plot.”  I had seven players, so one played the tavern staff. I actually prefer that because the staff can do more interesting things under player control than I can do as the GM. Tom Veilott and his dad Jim Veil, a dad with […]

Science Fiction Transports from Things From the Basement

| July 17, 2018

These are two more items I purchased in the dealer hall at Historicon last weekend.  These are MDF vehicles.  They assembled very easily.  I have spray primed them with Army Painter Angel Green.  When the weather is good, I’ll break out the air brush and give them a nice camouflage pattern.

Some Stuff I Got at Historicon

| July 17, 2018

In the Historicon dealer hall, there was a vendor called Impudent Mortal.  I have purchased things from them before.  The Rust line included MDF buildings and terrain pieces that come with photo textured, self adhesive covers.  I picked up this set of terrain pieces from them and assembled them yesterday and today. Another outfit I […]

Blood and Swash / Thunder and Plunder Available Again

| July 16, 2018

Blood and Swash / Thunder and Plunder has been out of print for a couple of years.  I have just loaded it to War-games Vault for purchase as a pdf download.  There were a couple of games using these rules at Historicon, and before I even got home Chris had received in a inquiry how […]

Other Historicon 2018 Games

| July 16, 2018

Tank ran a Bear Yourselves Valiantly game featuring Carthaginians versus Romans. Tank also ran two iterations of his immensely popular brawl on a train using Blood and Swash.  I just love this game! Dave ran two iterations of his Zulu ambush scenario using Combat Patrol(TM): WWII.  Dave is working on a British colonial supplement. Chris […]

Star Wars with Combat Patrol

| July 16, 2018

Title:  Rear Guard at Outpost Priebe Rules: Star Wars Supplement for Combat Patrol™: WWII Period: Science Fiction – Star Wars Description:  Clones are advancing toward the Republic base camp on the planet of Christophsis.  Supplies are running low and the Trade Federation is refusing to let any through to the Clone troopers.  Droid forces advance […]

France 1940 with Combat Patrol at Historicon 2018

| July 16, 2018

Saturday Morning Title:  The BEF in France Rules:  Combat Patrol™: WWII Period: WWII Description:  The Germans have swept through France and Belgium with dizzying speed.  Lieutenant Fotheringay and his stalwart platoon form the BEF have been assigned the unenviable task to holding a small rural crossroads to delay the German juggernaut.  Can they hold long […]

Helm’s Deep and Napoleonics with Combat Patrol

| July 16, 2018

Bill Acheson ran a Helm’s Deep game using the under-development feudal version of Combat Patrol.  This game uses 4″ tall figures.  he scratch-built the defenses. Duncan Adams ran a Portuguese ambush on a French convoy in the Peninsula game using the Napoleonic supplement to Combat Patrol.

Border Rievers with Combat Patrol at Historicon 2018

| July 16, 2018

Title:  A Rieving We Will Go Rules:  Feudal Patrol™ Period: WWII Description:  Why work for a living when you can just take it from the farmers on the other side of the border?  Using the under-development mediaeval version of Combat Patrol™: WWII players command small bands of rievers as they clash along the English and […]