02/09/2018 at 19:06 #98346
I put on a Battle of the Nile alternate game at my FLGS (Gamers Haven in Colorado Springs, CO) wherein the French did not sit anchored like so many passive ducks using the Forged in Battle 1/3000 ship set for that battle. I’m attaching a link to a few photos from the game that was fought using a set of rules called “Follow the Admirals Wake” by Brian DeWitt. The game was fought to conclusion in 3.5 hours.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.02/09/2018 at 19:17 #98347kyoteblueParticipant
The link doesn’t work.02/09/2018 at 19:27 #98349
No clue. It works for me but I’ve no idea how Google Photo albums are supposed to work and couldn’t figure out how to post a picture directly.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.02/09/2018 at 19:48 #98353MattHParticipant
On Google Photos main page click Albums.
Click “+” to create a new album.
Add the photos you want to the album.
Click the left arrow, top right to go back to Albums.
Hover over the top right of your album and click the three vertical dots.
Select ‘share album’ and then ‘get link’.
Copy the link and paste it in here.
Or alternatively, and more simply, you could upload the images direct from you hard drive to TWW by using the Insert Image icon.
Hope that helps, I’m interested in seeing the pics.02/09/2018 at 22:05 #98361
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Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.02/09/2018 at 22:15 #98364
The mat is Cigar Box with 2″ hexes. The bases are Litko .75″ wide by 1.25″ long. The ships are Forged in Battle and about .75-.85 inches long.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.02/09/2018 at 22:22 #98365
Trying one without constraining the size.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.02/09/2018 at 22:57 #98366Jim JackamanParticipant
That looks like a splendid game! I like your little puffs of broadside gun smoke. Nice models too. You wouldn’t know they were 1/3000 scale.03/09/2018 at 01:12 #98373kyoteblueParticipant
Great photos, how did the battle go??03/09/2018 at 06:04 #98375
The puffs are to keep track of reloading. Once a ship fires it gets two puffs and in this rule set which is card driven, it takes a card to reload thus it takes two to fully reload. Crew quality helps with reloading speed.
I use different color puffs for each side as when the ships close, it can get confusing if they are all the same color but a side benefit is the smoke effect.
This was the second battle using the Nile OOB’s. In the first, the scenario was the British intercepting Napoleon enroute to Egypt and the French won taking/sinking/causing to strike 5 British to losing 4. The presence of French troops on the ships helped in boarding combat.
In the battle on Saturday, the scenario was the French meeting the British under sail rather than sitting still but the British prevailed sinking/taking/causing to strike 6 French while losing only 2.
Next week we will be running the actual battle with the French anchored.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.03/09/2018 at 10:22 #98377cmnashParticipant
That looks really good! How did you create the sea effect on the bases?
.03/09/2018 at 16:13 #98405
I paint the Litko bases a navy blue then spread/paint a thin coat of Golden semi-opaque fiber paste. Once that is dry I go back with a fairly thick navy blue wash followed by dry brushes of jade green, hawk turquoise and a light drybrush of sky blue.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.
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