20 June 2020

The Yorkshire Campaign battles on in the Sudan...

How good does that look folks?  


Or should this particular blog post title in fact read "The Sudan Campaign battles on in Yorkshire"?

The campaign at the Legendary Wargames continues on unabated.  The fighting looks fierce and objectives have yet to be achieved across all fronts.

Richard has been kinder enough to and through some more shots of their excellent game and it is always my pleasure to support and publicize wonderful actions and superb looking wargaming in "The Sudan".  Even better is that this one is using "The Sands of the Sudan" rules.

Well done lads!

Great looking Egyptian battalion

Now that is a wargaming set-up folks.  Great looking tables.

Looking forward to continuing to follow the action.

Remember if you would like to purchase a set of the rules, with laminated quick reference sheet and Random Event Card deck inclusive of air freight globally for AUD75.00 simply drop me a line at :

carlopagano@bigpond.com

Best wishes

Carlo

17 June 2020

"Four Feathers and a Funeral" in the Yorkshire Sudan

Here's the moment of truth!

This wonderful game being put on by Andy and the team at Legendary Wargames in Yoykshire has been an absolute cracker so far.  Full of cut and thrust, great humor and of course some spectacular terrain and figures.

A menacing looking force of Mahdists make their way towards the Imperials
Makes me want to dust off my collection, set aside the Napoleonic's for a month and just rush across the sand again.  Methinks I will!

Looks very good doesn't it lads?
They have also been putting together a quite magnificent campaign newsletter which you should all take the chance to have a read through.  Very well done indeed chaps!

A campaign newsletter makes all the difference in the world



12 May 2020

Solo game with a twist in the Sudan

The Imperial column takes off in Yorkshire!
Its always inspiring to see wonderful figures and a fine table put together for a sensational wargame.
The crew at Legendary Wargames in Yorkshire have done exactly that for a play by email campaign game set in the Sudan and being regularly updated on their blog, twitter account, Facebook and YouTube.

To quote Andy:

"Hope you are keeping well and safe in these troubling times.
Just thought you might like to know that Richard is playing a game solo but under commands from 9 players, myself included as the commander of the gunboats. We are encouraging role play, written orders and banter between players, and there will be periodic  newspapers with written contributions from three journalists, one from each column.
Reports and papers (the well renowned Sudanese Bugle) will be posted on our website and Facebook.
Hope this is of interest and inspires more posts of your campaign."

Well how can one not be inspired by such a great idea during this incredibly surreal times Andy.

Sensational looking gunboats.

For those of you who would like to view the action first hand please follow the link to Legendary Wargames and prepare to be amazed.  The lads up there are great supporters of "The Sands of Sudan" rules and are always keen to promote wonderful gaming and camaraderie over a table full of magnificent figures.

Best of luck lads.



6 April 2020

Ambush Cards - last deck for sale in rules bundle

Still love the background map artwork in the rules and cards

Well I had a few decks of “Ambush Cards” printed up a while back and I thought I would offer them to a few Solo Wargamers as part of a rules bundle to both support some gamers in isolation and to obviously give the rules a bit of extra promotion during a time where wargaming with opponents may be problematic.
A few variants

The cards (I actually refer to them often as Dave Docherty cards because having a deck rather than a dice roll for ambushes was his idea - brilliant!) are a small deck in card numbers which can be loaded or planned bu the umpire in a variety of ways dependant upon the scenario etc.  The players actually pick and turn over the card, adding to the tension, whenever they get to a predetermined potential ambush area.

So one deck left included in the set of the rules of “The Sands of Sudan” which also incorporates the QRS and large Random Event deck.  Price is AUD70 (new price to offset postage increases at the end of March unfortunately) including postage anywhere in the world.

If you feel like grabbing this particular set or just the rules in general please feel free to drop me a line via : carlopagano@bigpond.com

Cheers for now and stay safe

30 March 2020

During the isolation what’s better than “A Sudan Campaign”


Well it’s been far too long since the last Sudan post.  I'm sure that most wargamers know that at times other periods and gaming companions call for your attention and that has been my hobby life over the past few years.

As most of the globe goes into varying levels of self-isolation and lock down, I thought it to be apt to resurrect some posts of wargames of the past and the fun of a campaign played by like minded individuals.  As I have mentioned in the past, this campaign umpired by myself and played magnificently by NWS members of the time Svend and Gil and current day members Dave and Geoff, was one of my great wargaming joys.  So much fun and the spirit of the correspondence, orders, campaign messages etc. continue to be a credit those fine four chaps.



With this level of input from the players it wasn't hard to lift my own game as well




Reports back to Whitehall

Responses did take time via the old boats when telegraphs were cut by those wily
and intrepid Mahdist warriors

The rest of Gladstone’s note plus General Davis ordering the column to remain at
Osmar Wells 


General Graham’s despatches to his staff

Page two of the earlier missive












The man on the spot sends in his story to The Standard.

The newspapers must be fed...victories fill columns back home!
Week three orders, responses and indeed more action to follow next week.

18 June 2019

The Sands of Sudan at Legendary Wargames

Looks like the brave Hadendowah and Ansar are in for a tough time of it!

 
Great to see that Andy Lawson and his dedicated team have gotten Legendary Wargames renovated, pristine and ready for some significant miniatures actions for wargamers who enjoy gaming in the grand manner.

I'm always a massive supporter of folks who take the time and effort to turn their passion into a thriving business for them and a magnificent adventure for the many wargamers who desire gaming on a larger scale. 

For many years the WHC through Peter Gilder, Gerry Elliot, the late great Mike Ingham and now the sensational Mark Freeth have navigated the concept of wargaming "holidays" that are simply spectacular.  Having enjoyed an Austerlitz weekend many years ago up at Scarborough let me assure you, this Australian lad remembers it fondly to this day!

Legendary Wargames has taken up the mantle to game the wonderful Sudan campaigns using the Gilder inspired ""The Sands of Sudan" and the games are looking sensational.  If you are interested in a game or two check them out at their website.

The games look spectacular and  the figures are superb.  Thanks for the support on the rules lads.  The support of the Wargames Holiday Centre and Mark, Dave Docherty and yourselves makes all the difference.

All the best

Carlo

11 June 2019

The Sands of Sudan rules price increase

Original Peter Gilder Sudan figures acquired from Mr Cornwall many moons ago in a Mayfair Hotel of all places

A quick post folks just to let you know that a fresh short run of rules and cards have just been received from the printers.    The rules are still proving to be very popular with the punters and the positive feedback I receive both via email, on the blog and on the occasional forum I am directed to.

Unfortunately when dealing with printing, more is always better in terms of price per unit.  However, it is unfortunate that I can't justify a print run of 200 plus sets at any particular time for overall cost, storage and logistics.

The new price for the rules has gone up slightly to AUD45.00 a unit plus postage.  This does however include the rules, Quick Reference Sheet and the wonderful Random Event Cards as an inclusive deal.  Let me assure you the rules and their ongoing supply are very much a labor of love and devotion to the rules and my memories of the Gilder games in those wonderful wargames articles all those years ago.



I also know that postage rates around the world are getting more expensive all the time so have tried to keep the price increases very much under control whenever possible.