Thursday, 28 February 2013

Terrible toy Teutons taunted by turban toting Tinlanders - part 2

Now for a look at the game's opening moves.  Above we see yet more Teutionian troops marching to the front.
More lancers galloping ashore from the troopships.
All corners of the Tinnish Empire had been scoured for manpower/
 
In the face of such colourful adversaries the Teutonian cavalry screen was soon on the run.
 
The Teutons had brought along troops from their own empire.
 
Tinnish Imperial troops included this hugely impressive (and rather noisy) band.
 
The Tinnish Highland Brigade made good use of the cover afforded by this farmyard.
 
Teutonic advance troops had captured this rather splendid train.
 
An early Tinnish artillery shell passed (very closely!) over the Teutonian staff group - neatly parting the Kaiser's hair!
 
Teutonian propaganda troops were present with their camera.
 
The Teutons had 'borrowed' my scratchbodged gunboats.  These sailed under Teutonian flags bearing names which translate as 'The Big Bottom' and 'The Large Gentleman's Sausage'....
 
The Tinnish colonial troops soon rushed forward - here we see a detachment of Ghurkas about to seize some high ground.
Alarmed by the sight of the Highland Brigade's advance, this unit of Teutonian Jagers was detailed to defend the railway halt.
  
Coming soon - ace Tinnish reporter Melton Mowbray gives his view of the battle!

17 comments:

Stephen Beat said...

LMAO, this is just brilliant Tim. I had a big smile on my face all the way through this report. Well done! For some reason I kept thinking of 'Carry On Up The Khyber', I don't know why.

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Splendid armies, a cheery accompaniment to morning coffee.

Tim Gow said...

The Carry On film was a serious historical documentary compared to this game.

Tim Gow said...

Glad to have brightened your day Ross!

tradgardmastare said...

Utterly spiffing I say!

Tim Gow said...

It must be good if you're impressed!

Nick Grant said...

I almost spat out my breakfast when reading "These sailed under Teutonian flags bearing names which translate as 'The Big Bottom' and 'The Large Gentleman's Sausage'...." ��

Tim Gow said...

I'm sure I don't know what you mean!

Pete. said...

Great stuff- I can recognize some of the old Britain's stuff I had as a child... dunno where it all went though... :(

Cheers,

Pete.

Tim Gow said...

The good news is that now you can build similar armies using cheap plastic figures!

Pete. said...

It's tempting. Sadly I've no garden to game on... though the low cost is tempting....

Chris Kemp said...

Ships names Schweinarsch and Grossherrenschwanz?

Tim Gow said...

That's not what Google Translate came up with but I'll go with your versions next time I'm printing flags.

Tim Gow said...

I've only ever played one outdoor Funny Little Wars game. The others have been either on a table (as in this case) or on the floor. Go on......

Stephen Beat said...

Beware Pete - Because of Gentleman Tim I found myself trawling through lots of web sites yesterday (between work) looking at plastic soldiers! ;)

Tim Gow said...

Don't blame me! It's easy to resist - you just need willpower. Oh, I can see the problem here....

Pete. said...

I'll resist until I see a too good too miss deal then I'll be drawn in....

Cheers,

Pete.