These photos are from a game we ran at the inaugural Colonial Barracks Convention in New Orleans several years ago (www.sergeants3.com). My friend Nick Zizo and I had been planning to run this game for a very long time. Nick and I had first discussed doing the game at Historicon some 10 or more years ago. It actually came about while smoking cigars and drinking whisky after a long day of gaming in Cocoa Beach Fl where RECON used to be held. We decided who would build what and paint which forces. Nick painted the Marines, the Bashaw's guard, the French cavalry and numerous Berber units. He also supplied Mrs. Pedecaris.
I provided the German infantry, guns, limbers, and Major Faust, the Raisuli, more Berber units, and I scratch built the custom items that make this iconic battle so easily recognizable. We have used a Foundry sword wielding Baluchi fig for the Raislui for all of our games to date, I hope that in our upcoming game Nick has painted the wonderful Raisuli fig from Gringos 40's!
The rules we used for all of these games, as well as for all of our various colonial and post colonial actions are the timeless "THE SWORD AND THE FLAME" by Larry Brom. We find this set to be huge fun and perfectly compatible with both convention play for 6-10 players as well as club play with 2-4 players. We have been using this set and its variations since the mid 1980's. The current set is the 20th Anniversary Edition available from (http://sergeants3.com). We have made a few adaptions and changes for larger battles and to speed up play, but have kept the iconic melee stage intact as it adds great tension and Victoria Cross type results.
Morocco, 1904, "America wants Pedecaris alive or the Raisuli dead!" President Theodore Roosevelt.
The Bashaw's troops stand guard in one of the village towers. These are dismounted Saphi figs from Askari Miniatures (http://www.askari-minis.com).
The Riffian Berbers advance into the village to rescue the Raisuli, defender of the faithful, lord of the Riffian Berbers. These are from Old Glory's French Foreign Legion line. (http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com)
Major Faust stands next to the wool dying merchant, his horse being tethered elsewhere. I made this piece using grocery store bamboo skewers, miniature ship building rope, and craft yarn from Michael's.
Major Faust is from Brigade Games WWI Gallipoli / Palestine range German Asia Korps.(http://brigadegames.3dcartstores.com/German-Asia-Korps-Command-4_p_656.html)
I also used one of these figs for a gun crew commander.
The Berbers advance en-mase, here comes the first wave. Steady boys, pick your targets.
The Marine commander ponders his fate over a nice dark adult beverage! (my friend Jimmy Zizo)
The German gunners take aim at the advancing Berbers. There were two such guns in the game, batteries #13 & #17, each with an ammo limber. One FK16 field gun came from Brigade Games German WWI range with an Askari Miniatures limber and the other FK16 gun and limber came from Tiger Miniatures, available from Recreational Conflict in the USA, and the other from (http://www.recreationalconflict.com).
The German gunners have found their mark and ranged in on the advancing horde! Excellent explosions and low stone walls are made by Dwight Jones who sells great custom made terrain at the HMGS South and Rapier conventions in Florida, and at Colonial Barracks in NO.
Rapier in Jacksonville Fl.: http://www.rapiercon.com
HMGS South in Orlando, twice a year: http://hmgs-south.com
Colonial Barracks, a Sergeant 3 and The Sword And The Flame sponsored con in NO: http://www.sergeants3.com/colonialbarrack_21.html
German infantry man the sand bag emplacement around the Gendarmes post, where Major Faust has temporarily taken refuge. These great 25/28mm pre-painted sand bags were bought from Rudy Nelson at Time Portal Hobbies from an HMGS-South con. They are made by Pegasus Games. The German infantry come from Old Glory in their WWI range and are labeled German Reservists.
I will unearth more game pics and possibly some WIP terrain pics for the custom terrain I've made for these games.