28 January, 2010
Taliban forces gather to oppose the British operation in Now Zad
1st Group of Tier-One Taliban, led by Omar Marwat, and aided by his uncle Tolwak (armed with his trusty Lee Enfield!)
2nd Group of Taliban move carefully around a house
3rd Group of Taliban take up position on a rooftop
4th Group of Taliban rush out of a gully
81mm Mortar zeroes in
Heavy Machine Gun takes aim
Sniper shooting from covered position
Spotter calls in mortar fire
1st Group of local Taliban scurry past poppy field
2nd Group of local Taliban charge out of cover
Technical covers Taliban from hillside
Taliban leadership oversee efforts. Zmaray and his lieutenant Lakhar are on the most-wanted list.
Did a bit more work on the buildings and walls last night, so I should be able to finish them off tonight
27 January, 2010
I'm running a series of Force on Force games (by Ambush Alley) at Warpcon this weekend. They'll cover Operation Mutay in Helmand province, and while I'm finishing off painting the buildings for this I thought I'd show you the forces that will be involved
The British are first, I didn't take an all encompassing shot of the entire force, but you'll get the idea.
Weapons team in support with GPMG and Javelin
UAV control team, with UAV overhead
1st Section moving across open ground
1st Fire Team, 2nd Section moves around building
Sniper team sets up on roof
2nd Fire team, 2nd Section moves along wall
WMIK and Warrior patrolling
Trusty news team
The opposition to follow later...
13 January, 2010
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another dinohunt?
Returning to Abomey with news of the failed American expedition, Commander Simpson uses his influence to call for a contingent of Royal Marines to come ashore and to aid his attempt to rescue them.
Losing his reputation for bravery is not something playboy millionaire H. Jack Vanderbolt can live with. His moribund state is only interrupted when a platoon of marines from the USS Frederick (taking water in Liberia) arrive on a mission to save the lost American nationals upriver.
Together they must race into the depths of Dahomey and search for the survivors. Surely a trained military force will succeed where brazen adventurers failed? Forewarned of the perils, will they see a solution to the primordial dangers which threaten them, or will their nerves fail them...
I'll be using my homegrown pulp adventure-style rules 'Perilous Trail' which premiered at Gaelcon last year, some tweaks have been made, and I reckon I'll publish them here after some polishing in March.
Leprecon XXXI will be running from March 12th to 14th at Goldsmith Hall, Pearse St., Trinity College, Dublin 2. View Leprecon's website here