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Gaming With The Boot Campers - Sandy Skirmish

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We’re getting stuck into a bit of an asymmetrical battle here between the British and the Germans. A battle is going on between this very fresh set of Sikh recruits for the British and the grizzled Germans.

Have you played out any games like this where you’re learning the rules and like to feel it out with a scenario or two where you kind of throw the army creation rules out the window?

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deadhead
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some great figures on display

andre77
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Good to some of the hard painters are now going to play hard.

sneakyrabbit
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It’s a great way to get stuck in the game when you think about it: assemble-paint-play all this over 1 weekend

khy0te
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I couldn’t get my painting done but yeah it is a good idea.

rot6
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for infinity i regurlary just play 3-4 ppl groups with 10 orders which goes completly against the rules. but its need to get a feel of all the different actions a unit can take at maximum effeciancy

who dared to burn those matildas! unruly behavior! 😀

lawnor
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Those battles look so cool

skodamarine
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Those alt. Heads do look very good.

dane001
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I love throwing rules out the window occasionally, especially when it comes down to army creation. This way it makes it more realistic and can result in some great narratives

toricova
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poor tank got blown up

normandyfan
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great looking battle

wilco92
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stop picking on the mortars

darkdanegan
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I think it’s a great way to game provided you or your opponent are happy to get thrashed. It creates opportunities for heroic stands and individual moments against the odds.

somegeezer
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“Stuff the points, let’s play with what we’ve got”. Nice approach, lads

collins
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I should really try some asymmetric gaming. Attacks against dug in positions etc

dukeexeter
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Interesting. I like the idea of asymmetric battles. I should ask my friends about trying this sometime.

jemmy
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The more often I see the Sikhs, the more I like them. And also I would like to try some of what they eat. Very spicy food is probably good in the desert. Love Indian food. Really.

silverfox8
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Well Andrew when you and I played our first game at FOW boot camp I’m going to now claim that your Brits were the veterans and that my Afrika Korps were the rookies! 🙂

zorg
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Brilliant models.

radegast6
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comment to win

georgesealy
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Definitely the right way to learn the rules – forget about a “fair” fight, and just put some figures down to see how things work.

irishsteve
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Twas my first ever game of BA. Huge thx to Andrew for guiding me through it. Great first game and the birth of Herr Gerry’s Quavers – the best mortar team……until game 2 :/

woldenspoons
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I tend to follow the rules but just play chaos style so I see what happens.

aurorainbag
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I love these glimpses into the bootcampers army and games

fireblarney
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It’s a lot of fun to play around with asymmetrical scenarios. Really like they table they’re on too!

falerox
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Man, I gotta get over there for one of these sometime. They look amazing.

daverouge1
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I have had a few games like that with friends

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