Monday, 16 March 2020

Meanwhile in Maple Leaf Country...

Lying over the mountains in the  North West of Albion is Maple Leaf Country. It stretches from the Craggy Mountains to the island strewn shore by way of open country with cities big and small. Normally the local peoples and incomers rub along just fine together but there have  been problems just recently with the government.  Big Bob Ballantine ( leader of the notorious rent strikes movement) has gone to seek refuge with his friend White Cloud.
White Cloud offers Big Bob protection and all was fine for some time. However scouts have come back with information that a government force is making its way to arrest them both. Resistance is planned and plans prepared to stop the soldiers...




Meanwhile a government force commanded by Brigadier Timothy Horton- Starbuck consisting of  Rifle Volunteers, Naval Volunteers from the Grand Lakes, local scouts, Albion infantry and Guardsmen is on the way to make arrests. 

Here is the scene before the battle commences with initial troop dispositions-
Figures are both metal and plastic, vintage and modern . I intend to fight the battle using “The Tin Army” rules over the next day or so. Watch out for a battle report soon. Will the arrests take place or will the Brigadier meet his match?




18 comments:

  1. Just the sort of expedition needed for times like these!

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  2. Lovely game! The Britains Herald plastic Indians were I think the first toy "soldiers" I had - wonderful.

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  3. I had the Herald chaps back in the day. Thanks for your positive comments. Reminds me that you don’t need tons of space for even a 54mm game.

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  4. Great colour! Looking forward to the AAR.

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    1. I’m quite pleased with the overall look too.

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  5. Where can I find these"Tin Army" rules of which you speak? Thanks in anticipation.

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    1. https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/140pXZQHOK2KG0t5x9o5soOI1UmRClDNLC1TReD2R0AQ/mobilebasic
      Or if this doesn’t work
      https://gameofmonth.blogspot.com/p/a-list-of-links-to-various-rule-sets.html
      I am using a 2017 version I had lying about but the link is to the latest version by Ross The Square Brigadier. If you have problems with the links let me know.

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  6. Lovely setup, looking forward to the battle report :)

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  7. Timothy Horton-Starbuck?

    Hmm... The name does sound familiar.
    He must be a VERY famous Canadian historical figure for me to have heard of him.

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    1. You and your archive research, I believe he wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea :)

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  8. My money is on the wily Natives ...

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    1. I’m inclined to agree with you but we will see...

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  9. ♫ La-tah-tee-tah! Our home and native land! ♫

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  10. A quaint escape. Looking forward to reading the battle report.

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  11. A quaint escape indeed, as time goes on I more and more gravitate to the toy soldier look and styling.

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