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by Capt Fortier
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TFL and Border Reivers
Replies: 0
Views: 280

TFL and Border Reivers

Has anyone used TFL rules for any Border Reivers games? There have been a couple of Sharp Practice threads suggesting the idea that started back in 2014, but petered out (around 2016?) I've been starting to get into Dux, and certainly the raiding rules and scenarios look perfect for Reivers, but not...
by Capt Fortier
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: First Anglo-Afghan War
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: First Anglo-Afghan War

Have you seen this web page: http://rabbitsinmybasement.blogspot.com/2016/06/north-west-frontier-troop-lists-for.html Looks like James the blogger uses this for later 19th Century NWF (post 2nd Anglo-Afghan War?) I found an AAR of an earlier Afghans vs Sepoys with SP1. But fairly limited info re: l...
by Capt Fortier
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: SNLF some thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 727

Re: SNLF some thoughts

The references to biological warfare and infected fleas reminds me of "Major Howdy Bixby’s Album of Forgotten Warbirds" (from Bruce McCall's satirical drawings in Zany Afternoons ), which includes the Japanese Kakaka "Shirley" Amphibious Pedal-Bomber , a bicycle-powered paper airplane carrying a rab...
by Capt Fortier
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 17 02 20)
Replies: 103
Views: 26733

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 09 02 20)

Another great AAR - and a truly see-sawing campaign. The German's difficulties over the first four games seemed to have been made a distant memory over the last three games, and then this one going right down to the wire and with both sides taking quite a battering. I have found my support switching...
by Capt Fortier
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Royal Marines Napoleonic War
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Royal Marines Napoleonic War

Also have a look at some earlier posts - esp. Naval Landing Party
by Capt Fortier
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: CoC Vietnam AAR
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: CoC Vietnam AAR

Really enjoyed both the battle account and the story arc through it - looking forward to how the plot develops!
by Capt Fortier
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Reading suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Reading suggestions?

TroubleAtTheMill wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:07 am
Read it, but once you’ve read it read the Guy Halsall book. He demolishes Morris’ arguments rather impressively (and with better citations and evidence than Morris has for his own work)
I've ordered both and will be guided by your advice about the sequence for reading ;)
by Capt Fortier
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Reading suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Reading suggestions?

That's a very helpful list... However, can you clarify?
TroubleAtTheMill wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:05 pm

John Morris - “The Age Of Arthur: A History of the British Isles” (DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!)
by Capt Fortier
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: CanCon 2020 - CoC Blitzkrieg
Replies: 12
Views: 2053

Re: CanCon 2020 - CoC Blitzkrieg

PS Did any German player actually win the canal crossing scenario? If so did they have an Iron Cross medal presentation 😊 This German player didn't! :lol: I did get all my squads across largely intact, and managed to break one French section, but two of my three sections were very badly shot up in ...
by Capt Fortier
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Reading suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Reading suggestions?

I know very little of this period but have been impressed with the rules and keen to give it a go. The rules do provide a good historical overview of early Dark Ages Britain and the rise of the Saxons, but can anyone recommend a reading list (non-fiction and fiction) to help fill out more detail and...