28 January, 2010

Taliban Gather in Now Zad

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!)

1st Group

2nd Group of Taliban move carefully around a house

2nd Group

3rd Group of Taliban take up position on a rooftop

3rd Group

4th Group of Taliban rush out of a gully

4th Group

81mm Mortar zeroes in


Heavy Machine Gun takes aim

Heavy Machine Gun

Sniper shooting from covered position


Spotter calls in mortar fire


1st Group of local Taliban scurry past poppy field

5th Group

2nd Group of local Taliban charge out of cover

6th Group

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

British Forces in Afghanistan

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

Weapons Team

UAV control team, with UAV overhead

UAV Team

1st Section moving across open ground

1st Section

1st Fire Team, 2nd Section moves around building

1st Fire Team, 2nd Section

Sniper team sets up on roof

Sniper Team

2nd Fire team, 2nd Section moves along wall

2nd Fire team, 2nd Section

WMIK and Warrior patrolling

Vehicle Patrol

Trusty news team

News Team

The opposition to follow later...

13 January, 2010

Return to Dahomey

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

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