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  • #42359
    Darryl Smith
    Participant

    A post on my blog about jumping into the Anglo-Persian War. Really not even jumping in per se, more like my thoughts about jumping in:

    Forage Caps and Shakos

     

    Buckeye Six Actual
    https://ambushedinthealley.blogspot.com/
    http://foragecaps.blogspot.com/
    http://germancolonialgaming.blogspot.com/

    #42382
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    Your link didn’t work for me, but I found your thoughts from your list of pages in your sig block.

    Interesting period. Flippin’ Afghanistan again!

    I like Irregular figures generally – although I know they are not universally applauded these days compared with modern sculpting tastes.

    Interested to see what you go with and if Khurasan look okay on the same table. What sort of rules are you thinking of? V&B seems aimed at large conflicts that this – even if the wing scale is still an option.

    I think I’d almost be tempted to go back to one of the older style systems for divisional size battles , even (apologies to the sensitive) WRG 1685-45 rules (I know they cut off just before then) – or a more modern version of the same mousetrap.

    [Edited for reason of sanity – thinking about it unless you like 4 close typed pages of reaction tests – yes I did go and drag it off the shelf – never rely on memory at my age– I wouldn’t go for the WRG set – possibly try Phil’s Horse Foot and Guns if you can still find it anywhere after the recent confused publication and withdrawal of a trial set, but I may go for a modern re-working of the divisional level game – sorry!]

     

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    #42396
    Darryl Smith
    Participant

    Well crud, sorry about the messed up link.  Here is the correct one:

    Anglo-Persian War

    I am guessing that Irregular and Khurasan are going to be quite different in height, but I will buy both and see if I can use them on the same tabletop.  Maybe the Khurasan Persians can be used for “elite” troops to give a bit of distinction.

    I think VnB could still work, just shrink down the scale greatly.  Each stand could be 100 or 250 men, or something like that.  Could also use DBA, modifying the DBN version.  Scale would still be similar in scope.

    Thanks!

     

    Buckeye Six Actual
    https://ambushedinthealley.blogspot.com/
    http://foragecaps.blogspot.com/
    http://germancolonialgaming.blogspot.com/

    #42397
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    That works!

    Looking forward to seeing the comparison in figs and how reduced V&B works. I like the abstraction for big battles where the commander isn’t interested in what individual battalions are doing – I suspect I’d want to ‘pick’ at the detail when there only a few thousand troops present. You may have greater fortitude than me!

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