16/09/2016 at 15:32 #48757
Trouble on the river Liu River 1900 pt 2
Boxer Rebellion, officially supported peasant uprising of 1900 that attempted to drive all foreigners from China. “Boxers” was a name that foreigners gave to a Chinese secret society known as the Yihequan (“Righteous and Harmonious Fists”). The group practiced certain boxing and calisthenic rituals in the belief that this made them invulnerable. It was thought to be an offshoot of the Eight Trigrams Society (Baguajiao), which had fomented rebellions against the Qing dynasty in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Their original aim was the destruction of the dynasty and also of the Westerners who had a privileged position in China.
An international force of some 19,000 troops was assembled, most of the soldiers coming from Japan and Russia but many also from Britain, the United States, France, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. On August 14, 1900, that force finally captured Beijing, relieving the foreigners and Christians besieged there since June 20. While foreign troops looted the capital, the empress dowager and her court fled westward to Xi’an in Shaanxi province, leaving behind a few imperial princes to conduct the negotiations. After extensive discussions, a protocol was finally signed in September 1901, ending the hostilities and providing for reparations to be made to the foreign powers.
Game was in 28mm 12ft by 6ft table, idea was for the allies to dislodge the Imperial and boxers from a fixed postion behind the barricades.
The Riverboat had two machines guns and could easy take damager from the enemies artillery,tactics the Imperial used was to charge the Boxers across the field towards the allies while the artillery could open up on the Riverboat.Map shows the positions at the beginning of the game, rules were Victorian Steel.
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More photos in the gallery at the website.
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Willyoupleasehelpmefixmykeyboard?Thespacebarisbroken!16/09/2016 at 16:08 #48758McKinstryParticipant
Great looking game and figures! The Boxer Rebellion is my favorite colonial campaign for variety of units, nationalities and a decent chance for the locals to succeed.
The tree of Life is self pruning.16/09/2016 at 17:42 #48763PatGParticipant
Nice table and figures though I think I have acquired a case of gunboat envy.
edit: Is it a kit or did you just put it together? Either way I think I have a project for this weekend.16/09/2016 at 21:11 #48779kyoteblueParticipant
Love the Gun Boat !!!17/09/2016 at 08:01 #4880217/09/2016 at 11:14 #48813PatGParticipant
That’s even better – very nice!17/09/2016 at 19:28 #48823
Willyoupleasehelpmefixmykeyboard?Thespacebarisbroken!17/09/2016 at 19:47 #48824kyoteblueParticipant
I like both versions !
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