Saturday, 28 October 2017

Sittangbad revisited: Another of Archduke Piccolo's Portable Wargame battle reports

Since the end of the first week of October, Archduke Piccolo has been blogging about his recent re-fight of the famous Sittangbad scenario from 'CHARGE!'. Whereas I transposed it to the imaginary Rusland Civil War, he has set his re-fight in North Africa during World War II.

You can read the various parts of Archduke Piccolo's battle report by clicking on the following links:
  • Sittangbad Revisited (3): Part two of the battle report ... including a very interesting suggestion for improving the card-driven activation system for solo players

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this battle report, and I thought that the final result was reasonably historically plausible ... and that is the sort of outcome that I always hoped my rules would achieve.

Please note that all the photographs featured above are © Archduke Piccolo.


  1. Those pics look really nice in black and white! Thanks for the mention. Just by the way, that black tape you see behind the Allies marks the edge of the table - the Allied start line, if you will.

    1. Archduke Piccolo,

      For some reason black and white photographs of wargames often look more impressive than coloured ones.

      Thanks for explaining what the black tape represented. I did wonder what it's function was.

      All the best,


    2. The playing board is not square but pentagonal, like the gable end of a house. It was actually a large piece of plywood left over - and left behind - after some earthquake repair work on the house. Rather than cut that end off, I thought it would be useful as a side area for holding game equipment or 'off table' reserves and such.

      There was a second piece left. The other is 4' by 4' 5" - quite a handy area.

    3. Archduke Piccolo,

      Using a pentagonal tabletop must pose some interesting possibilities. Some years ago I saw a wargame staged on a hexagonal tabletop, and that seemed to work quite well.

      All the best,