A Friday’s gaming: 18th Century and Vietnam CSAR.

I’m please to say that the occasional gaming meet ups on a Friday have become a regular occurance. I thought I’d share with you some recent pictures. We have a regular venue which has the added bonus of serving excellent food. For someone who always thinks with his belly this is very important.

Firstly we trialed a set of 18th century rules that Tim has been writing. Great 54mm fun in the best traditions. Rifle fire was pretty nasty at short range and melee, especially involving cavalry, very deadly. Party poppers made a welcome return to represent grapeshot too.

After lunch and after that game had been finished and packed away we set up for a quick Vietnam themed Combat Search and Rescue scenario. 1/72nd aircraft were used with 54mm infantry. The pilot was randomly located in a grid (we used the symbols on the carpet) and a Forward Air Controller had to coordinate the search and rescue as well as directing aircraft to try and stop the NVA overruning the downed pilot. A great little game that we got through twice.



14 comments on “A Friday’s gaming: 18th Century and Vietnam CSAR.

  1. Chris Kemp says:

    Looks fun, Pete.

    Was the pilot rescued from a Masonic Lodge? 🙂

    Regards, Chris.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      The room we use is in one yeah. The jungle plants had to be provided by the theatre of the mind.

      The game had run at COW this year but I didn’t play it so it was nice to see it in action then.



  2. Very cool love those Aircraft! God Bless

  3. Look like good games, Pete! 🙂 I recognised the symbol on the carpet as well!

  4. Brian Moran says:

    Wow big models 🙂 A floor like that and you could have a proper game of Fletcher Pratt (i think) Naval.

  5. Guru PIG says:

    Great figures and great to see that the Royal Order of Water Buffalo’s allowed you to use their space!

  6. Really looks like fun and a good time Pete. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Azazel says:

    Looks like a great day of gaming!

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