Last Stand on Opium Hill campaign (updated 21 11 20)

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The Chindit scenario is in the Summer 2014 Special. I am thinking of picking up some of the new Early War Miniatures Australian (NorthAfrica) shirtless figures for Burma. Will they match up with the AB Burma figures? Thanks.

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I haven’t seen the new EWM figures to make the comparison. I’m not a big fan of EWM figures as a rule. That said the quality is improving and so I wouldn’t want to be too hasty judging the new figures. Generally they match up with AB in terms of size but are a long way off in quality.
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Thank you.

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We are back for scenario 2 in the campaign. The Japanese push on towards Singapore. We reach the small village of Buena Vista where the Malay Regiment will conduct a delaying action to try to stall the advance. The full AAR is here https://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com ... rio-2.html
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And here are some pictures:

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Re: Last Stand on Opium Hill campaign (updated 1 11 20)

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Fantastic
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Getting slaughtered by a surprising amount of opponents.

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Re: Last Stand on Opium Hill campaign (updated 1 11 20)

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Great report and unfolding narrative, and love the way your figures and images reflect key elements of the story as it develops - eg. that shot of your CO rushing across to the fork in the road to direct your right flank - he really looks like he is encouraging them on! The casualty figs are also a great effect and tell their own story.
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Read through the whole report, really enjoyed it. I suspect once we get through our Bloody Bucket campaign some Far East action will be next.

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Capt Fortier wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:59 am
Great report and unfolding narrative, and love the way your figures and images reflect key elements of the story as it develops - eg. that shot of your CO rushing across to the fork in the road to direct your right flank - he really looks like he is encouraging them on! The casualty figs are also a great effect and tell their own story.
Thanks! I really want to ensure that readers can follow what happens and understand what’s going on, perhaps even second guess what might happen next or think of a different/better approach. I often get frustrated reading AARs if I can’t understand what’s happening or why, so I’m trying to write the sort of AAR that I would want to read.

Casualties are always a tricky thing and I had mixed feelings at first, but I think they help illustrate the story, glad you agree.
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