Friday, 31 October 2014
I bought this at the Selwg show (I now have 2 of these). The reason I have two is that I know that more than one metal detector is available in a "Mastiff". I am the first to admit I am not any kind of expert on the British army but I thought to have a spare just made sense in a wargame.
Long time members of this blog will remember that I have a modern Afghanistan conflict set up (Both British and Taliban).So clearly this figure will join the rest. I did originally use the Ambush alley rules but for me they really were not what I was looking for. I mean they were good and they worked but for me in this type of game they were the wrong choice. They used squads and I wanted individual figures. WE are looking at small skirmish actions of just a few fire teams being ambushed, or 2 teams doing a patrol type games, or securing a compound. Not platoon or company type actions. Ambush alley was therefore for me aimed at the wrong scale of game.
So Having had a flick through the glossy rules (stocked by Empress miniatures at SELWG) I succumbed to buying the PDF version of the Skirmish Sangin rules by "Radio Dish Dash", a New Zealand Company. In Retrospect buying the PDF might have been a mistake as it has cost me a lot to print out the 173 full colour pages. I am still reading the rules but so far I do like them they are clear and easy to follow. I may well do a review of the rules at a later time.
So at least you know one thing I am planning!
Thanks for looking today. I will post the next turn report tomorrow.
Until then take care and enjoy whatever the day has in store for you.