Saturday, 21 January 2012

Preparing for the next Memoir of Battle play-test

As I had some spare time this afternoon, I decided to prepare the terrain for the next MEMOIR OF BATTLE play-test.

As you can see, the slave-traders have set up their base inside an old abandoned coastal fort which is right on the border between the Britannic Colony of New Surrey and Fezian Madasahatta. According to the Fezians the fort is in their territory, but Britannic maps show it as being part of New Surrey.


The close-up photograph of the slaver-traders fort shows that they have mounted two smooth-bore Field Gun Units in the fort, one pointing out to sea and the other towards New Surrey. The fortress is occupied by one-third of the slave-trader's army, another third occupies the nearby abandoned native village, and the remaining third have stayed aboard the dhow that the slaver-traders arrived in.


It is thought that the Governor of New Surrey has sent three Infantry Units, a Machine Gun Unit, a Field Gun Unit, and a Gunboat to 'remove' the slaver-traders as quickly as possible. News of this 'intervention' has reached the ears of the local Fezian commander, and it is believed that he is in the process of sending a similar-sized force to ensure that Fezian sovereignty (and territory) are not violated.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    Love the fort, the jetty and the small sail boat!

    Names, we must have names for the commanders at the very least!

    The Hexon terrain looks really good and I am looking forward to seeing how the action develops AND the gunboat....!

    All the best,

    DC

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  2. A very attractive looking game. So far, it all "fits" together visually.

    and an interesting situation to watch develop.

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  3. David Crook,

    The fort is the 4-hex strongpoint produced by Kallistra, the jetty was bought in a souvenir shop in Croatia, and the boat (and the as-yet-unseen gunboat) was made from Fimo™.

    I will name the commanders when I write the detailed scenario for the battle. In the meantime I need to draft some additional rules for the use of ships!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Peter Douglas,

    I hope that the battle lives up to its terrain!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Ross Mac,

    Having written a recent blog entry about the aesthetic 'look' of wargaming being an important part of one's enjoyment, I thought that I ought to make a bit of an effort for this play-test.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. The aesthetic look of this is very nice, eye-catching. Nice work on the Fimo boat, too!

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  7. Fitz-Badger,

    Many thanks for your kind words. I hope the game turns out to be as good as the terrain looks.

    All the best,

    Bob

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