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Captain Darling
post Aug 18 2018, 05:32 PM
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Last Monday we again revisited The Great Antipodean Adventure campaign and the A World Aflame Osprey rules. In this game Unionist forces try to relieve a detachment of Federal infantry from the 30th Battalion of the 18lb cannon that the All Australia Party and the Anglican League failed to secure during the skirmish on May 20 in Beaconsfield Park...the result was a stunning victory to the regulars, the Federal infantry secure in their fieldworks had no problems dealing with the uncoordinated charges of the Union mobs! They suffered only two casualties compared with 30 plus to the Unionists.

The Battlefield...
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A Union Bannerman in full flight...
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The Unionist Crossley Armoured Truck was hit by an ATR round, although the hit did not knock it out but the occupants had to bail out, they are seen here behind their 'wheels'...
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The Unionists last lunge on the Army's defences...
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The full write up is on the TSOG blog...
http://toysoldiersforoldgits.blogspot.com/...aconsfield.html


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post Aug 22 2018, 02:46 PM
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Great write up Cpt!

You went with A World Aflame vs FUBAR VSF for this campaign. Can you give some insight into the key differences that lead to that choice please? smile.gif

"I picked A World Aflame as not only are they written for the period The Great Antipodean Adventure is set in but they are simple and will lend themselves to the colourful gaming which I believe all this hypothetical interwar type stuff is about."

The FUBAR rules less tongue in cheek you find? Or more work to capture the 'feel' of the period?

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post Aug 23 2018, 10:52 AM
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Hey D A thanks!

Good to see someone is reading the guff I write! ohmy.gif

You've captured the reasoning with "Or more work to capture the 'feel' of the period?"

FUBAR has a WW 2 variant BUT A World Aflame includes much more base information to work with. There are already rules for Molotov Cocktails, Armour approaching defensible terrain (something most modern rules lack as tank crews merrily freewheel through building lined streets un-phased by what could lurk in every window or doorway unsure.gif ), Armour values for the time etc...

So in a nutshell there is less required to bring them to the streets of Sydney 1932 than the FUBAR ones. As I note A World Aflame aren't perfect but a good sandbox in which the sand castles are almost built!

I will list our 'home rules' in a Blog post when we have played a few more games.

Thanks for your support!

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post Aug 23 2018, 02:16 PM
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Cheers for the reply smile.gif .

I am looking forward to the house rules brief smile.gif

I suppose I'm tire kicking looking for a VSF rule set (think League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - comics not terrible film, Smog, Steam Boy) and a Pulp style ruleset (think Indiana Jones, the Mummy, Sky Captain).

The Blog is inspirational smile.gif

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post Aug 23 2018, 10:19 PM
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Thanks for following the Blog(s)!

Your search for a set of VSF rules seems comprehensive, you know my preference of course is FUBAR have you tried G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. that seems popular?

Regarding Pulp games there lots of rules to pick from some era based do you have a specific one in mind, the only couple of Pulpy games I’ve played were VSF so I used FUBAR VSF with character traits.

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No worries, they are a good read smile.gif

Haven't played G*A*S*L*I*G*H*T yet. Have been contemplating buying the rules compendium. I find I tend to accumulate rules faster even then minis these days, to multi-purpose those same minis.

Pulp Alley seems to be the go to rule set I see mentioned most online. More research beckons. smile.gif


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