Battle of Gallabat at Cannon yesterday

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Battle of Gallabat at Cannon yesterday

Post by scrivs » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:53 pm

As a bit of a warm up for our Battle of Keren game at Salute in a couple of weeks James and I put on a Battle of Gallabat game at the Cannon show in Retford yesterday.

This battle was one of the initial actions in the 1940/1 East Africa campaign and saw Slims 10th Indian Infantry Brigade attempting to evict Italians and Askaris from their fort.

We played it out using I Ain't Been Shot Mum and managed to get a very historical result over the course of the day.

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We also won the Best in Show trophy so that was rather nice!

More commentary over on the blog along with a veritable feast of photographs.

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Re: Battle of Gallabat at Cannon yesterday

Post by Chris Gilbride » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:08 pm

Nice looking game. And well done on the prize. :-)
You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

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Re: Battle of Gallabat at Cannon yesterday

Post by Richard » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:30 am

Cor, luvverly! Looking forward to seeing the Keren game at Salute.

Scrivs, do you know if the elephant grass is painted or straight out of the packet? It is a fantastic colour.

Rich

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Re: Battle of Gallabat at Cannon yesterday

Post by scrivs » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:35 pm

Cheers chaps.

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Re: Battle of Gallabat at Cannon yesterday

Post by sunjester » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:55 pm

As always, your East African games look fantastic! A well deserved prize.

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Re: Battle of Gallabat at Cannon yesterday

Post by scrivs » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:09 am

Richard wrote:Cor, luvverly! Looking forward to seeing the Keren game at Salute.

Scrivs, do you know if the elephant grass is painted or straight out of the packet? It is a fantastic colour.

Rich
Thanks.

I am pretty sure that James does his the same way as I do. Stick down with hot melt and then use spray paint - looks too plasticy otherwise.

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Re: Battle of Gallabat at Cannon yesterday

Post by James Morris » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:12 pm

The elephant grass is dusted with a quick spray of Army Painter Leather Brown aerosol. Nick Eyre came up with that one and it turns a plastic aquarium product straight into a piece of decent wargames scenery. Granted, it's never going to be quite as nice as individually-based bristles, but it does get it onto the table quickly.

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