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by Counterpane
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Terrain for the Woebetide Islands
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Terrain for the Woebetide Islands

Inspired by Mr Clarke's foray into anti-slavery operations with Viva Ras Begus, I've gone and built my own barracoon (or slave barracks). https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DMyFNgiDkBQ/X19cFCYRSSI/AAAAAAAANDA/dNRGJAax7_46WZLWMS99ZTHR8QO2FPLawCLcBGAsYHQ/w354-h400/fullsizeoutput_818.jpeg The walls are made fr...
by Counterpane
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Terrain for the Woebetide Islands
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Terrain for the Woebetide Islands

The latest terrain for the Woebetides is this eyot, which will appear in one of the islands' rivers. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dQ1QIvp1i2I/X1ak8q6Z-ZI/AAAAAAAANCI/LKX-RzmmluEBPw47JMIZEkGCA_dTuOhKgCLcBGAsYHQ/w400-h291/fullsizeoutput_815.jpeg It's built on PVC board base with a single thickness of fo...
by Counterpane
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Terrain for the Woebetide Islands
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Terrain for the Woebetide Islands

The rope bridge was created give opportunities for individual acts of derring do by Leaders. In game it will only bear the weight of one man at a time - and requires an "act of derring do" roll to cross successfully. And yes, testing shows that it will hold a single, white metal figure comfortably. ...
by Counterpane
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Crisis Point 2021 - A Sharp Practice Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 1831

Re: Crisis Point 2021 - A Sharp Practice Weekend

Crisis Point 2021 should be at the end of March. What's the general view hereabouts as to whether we could put on a 20-person event in Yorkshire in that kind of timescale?

Richard
by Counterpane
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Marksman question...
Replies: 18
Views: 4205

Re: Marksman question...

I seem to recall that in the first edition of SP there was something about the rest of the Group standing around admiring the marksman's application of his craft. Isn't there a scene in one of the Sharpe TV episodes where everyone stops to watch Hagman?
by Counterpane
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Terrain for the Woebetide Islands
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Terrain for the Woebetide Islands

The 2'x2' terrain boards I use for Woebetides and Mexico games are OK but the joins between the boards can be a bit obvious so I decided to have a go at making some scatter pieces to disguise them. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0X7lEcyuOH8/X04hQ5c5fKI/AAAAAAAANBg/UOhut1EWeb08C8ZFkY2vgiYIGAc-wW0QgCLcBGA...
by Counterpane
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Terrain for the Woebetide Islands
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Terrain for the Woebetide Islands

I'm working towards a big, multi-player campaign day in early 2021 (or perhaps 2121 if the Covid crisis continues) and I thought I'd post some picks of the dedicated terrain features here as they progress. I've made some wide river sections and a wooden bridge to cross them. The bridge is made from ...
by Counterpane
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: A Bridge Too Far Up River
Replies: 0
Views: 940

A Bridge Too Far Up River

I've just finished writing up a brief account of my afternoon game at Virtual lard 2: https://thelandofcounterpane.blogspot.com/2020/07/virtual-lard-2.html https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w6Qbu8TrBsg/Xx1OsmSn8YI/AAAAAAAAM9k/TV94VJ8pgbgzLTb6UoJc9cOhegCVvYDagCLcBGAsYHQ/w329-h400/fullsizeoutput_7fd.jpeg As ...
by Counterpane
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Western Desert Indian Army
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Western Desert Indian Army

Oh, that's interesting. I spotted that the Sgt Mess models have a bipod on the Boys. I'd only ever seen the T-shaped monopod version previously but apparently Canadian-built Mk1* models had the bipod.

Every day's a school day!

Richard
by Counterpane
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Western Desert Indian Army
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Western Desert Indian Army

Thanks guys! Lots of useful ideas there. Looks like I'm going to have a fun little force when I've finished painting.

Crazy of course to be painting WW2 in 20mm when I'm about to run Maximilian Adventure in 28mm for Virtual Lard but there's no accounting for wild surges of enthusiasm!

Richard