Viewer's Choice Celebration MiniCampaign

It has now been over 20 years since I launched "With MacDuff On the Web" and nearly 10 years since I launched my 2 blogs: Gathering of Hosts and Battle game of the Month.

To celebrate the years and the friends and the million hits I've decided to run a 3 game mini-campaign in late October and I'm asking YOU to help choose the period. It has to be something from my current list but please comment on any post from Sep 12 till Oct 1 or email me : rmacfa@gmail.com . and to let me know your preference and any suggestions on the mini campaign.

The polls are now open!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Reinforcements Are Approaching the Front


  • There's no way around it. I've been fiddling with the damned rules as a way of trying to avoid the fact that for a good 8 player game with the best, simplest, most effective version of my rules, I am going to need more men!


Hans, we better get the cooking cart painted up and get some soup on!
Not all that many more thankfully and the source is close at hand.
Here they come!
Instead of each of 3 German players having a full strength battalion of 4 companies, they will each have  a half strength regiment of 6 companies plus a machine gun company supported by a battery.

I'm also going to finally paint up the Zinnbrigade field kitchen I bought a decade ago to use as a  support token.

Rumour has it that a few companies of La Légion may show up in time to swell the ranks of the allied defenders as well.


19 comments:

  1. Bravo! Wonderful to see you back at casting!

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  2. love the shot of the casting table.

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  3. Ah the smell of freshly poured lead in the morning, smells like....victory!

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  4. An army marches on it's stomach! The field kitchen is a lovely piece of kit.

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    1. When I bought it I had to add a bonus into the rules but then didn't get around to painting it. Till now.

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  5. I am so looking forward to seeing the field kitchen painted up.
    Alan

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  6. The side with the field kitchen will always win - I think Napoleon said that!

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    1. I dunno, I imagine the smell of hot soup wafting up from behind enemy lines might be a powerful incentive to hungry attackers.

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  7. First law of wargaming - you always 'need' more figures.

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  8. I do like the field kitchen very nice indeed .

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  9. Looks like a Lee lead melter?
    I have one.
    Years ago I was casting a lot, in an outside shed out of town.
    I had read that a way to eliminate dross, that foil like topping on the melted lead, was by adding value small cube of parafin to the mix.
    Great smoke screen, kinda like seafoam in an old car engine.
    Never again, an old spoon works great.

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    1. Yes I believe it is a Lee. Bought it about 20 years ago. Still going strong. I use a melon baller to scoop the dross off. Never heard of such a thing untill I bought the melting pot and an old hand recommended it. The little hole in it lets the molten metal drip back into the pot leaving the dross behind.

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  10. Good to see you doing some fresh casting Ross...my casting and molding days are well over - I sold everything- without regret. However, doing your own casting is certainly a lot cheaper than buying Commercial figures and can be very rewarding. I was never quite happy with my own Sculptures and castings. My 15mm Dwarfs from Battle Valor games in the USA are superb- and something which I could never have cast by hand. Best Wishes. KEV.

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