Friday, 17 May 2019

Boxer Rebellion Game in 54mm

Last Saturday I ran a Boxer Rebellion game at my club. I used The Men Who Would Be Kings (TMWWBK) rules. The scenario was based on Last Train from Yang Tsun by Bill Hogan, published in issue #119 of the Midwest Wargamer's Association Newsletter (MWAN). The scenario had a mixed European force rescuing civilians and guarding them while their train took them off board. Each country in the rescue force had their own agenda, which was kept secret from the other groups. Similarly, the Chinese regulars and Kansu Braves had their own agenda: to stop the train and take hostages, while the Boxers just wanted to kill Europeans and burn down the train station. The Chinese army had one ancient cannon which could slow down the train. The Kansu Braves managed to push a lumber cart across the railroad tracks just before the train got off the board which forced the locomotive to stop. Just as the Kensu's and regulars where about to attack the train, a relief force of Bengal lancers and Sikhs arrived to save the civilians. The scenario was originally designed using The Sword and the Flame, but it played quite nicely with TMWWBK.






















4 comments:

  1. Some very nicely painted figures here. I like the mounted indian army figures. What make are these? Also there is a wagon that appears in some of the photos, stopping the train. Where has that come from as it would be a very useful addition.
    I have always liked this era ever since watching 55 days in Peking, I don't have it anymore as it was on video, and my vhs player went west a long time ago. Small units from all the different nationalities is a colourful propersitio, must consider branching out into this.

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  2. Great settings and figures! Never have played this conflict but it also has fascinated me from the movie. The different agenda's are a nice add on, great idea for a convention.

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  3. Sorry, I cannot find the manufacturer of the lancers. I bought them on eBay already painted. They could be home castings. AIP Indian Lancers would be a good, and less expensive, option. I found the farm cart also on eBay. It came with two farm horses to pull it. It is a very handy model as it works from Roman times through WW2. The cart was made in Germany.

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  4. I found more info on the cart: Farmer Classic Series from SIKU - 1:32 scale (SIKU 3491)

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