The Cassinga Raid (Angola 1978) - My 2019/20 Demo Game

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The Cassinga Raid (Angola 1978) - My 2019/20 Demo Game

Post by RMD » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:41 pm

Well the terrain is finally built, the troops painted and the aeroplanes are in the air, so we did a dress-rehearsal game of the Cassinga Raid at club today. What with teaching lots of novices the rules, we didn't get to the Cuban counter-attack phase of the battle, but it was still a hoot and I was very pleased with how the terrain looked (even if mould suddenly started growing on my varnished rivers after only 30 minutes in a warm and humid room...! :o ).

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Post by Essex Boy » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:32 pm

Oh wow! That's really impressive attention to detail. It must have been a joy to play on.

Clever fellow.

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Post by RMD » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:37 pm

Essex Boy wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:32 pm
Oh wow! That's really impressive attention to detail. It must have been a joy to play on.

Clever fellow.

Iain
Cheers, yes it was great. The 'colour-coded' flock to define different terrain types was certainly a huge aid to play - far better than vaguely-defined areas of trees or bits of old carpet.

I'm not sure about those circular AA emplacements though. They look too big for my little AA guns.

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Post by valleyboy » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:08 am

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Post by levied troop » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:59 am

That looks absolutely great, I’m going to regret not seeing it in the flesh. Best of luck for the show.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:37 pm
I'm not sure about those circular AA emplacements though. They look too big for my little AA guns.
I see what you mean, how about filling them up with ammo boxes, discarded backpacks, stores of varying kinds? I think it’ll make them look less ‘spacey’.
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Post by goat major » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:50 am

That’s cool
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Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:26 pm

Really looking forward to seeing this on the Saturday.

Or the Sunday.....

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Post by HMS Priapus » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:52 pm

What a phenomenal table. And a true manoeuvre sur les derrieres by the SADF.

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Post by RMD » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:51 am

Cheers chaps! :moredrink:

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Re: The Cassinga Raid (Angola 1978) - My 2019/20 Demo Game

Post by RMD » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:49 pm

Here's the report from the playtest game:

http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2019/11/05/ ... -playtest/

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