The Wind And The Lion

The Wind And The Lion
German gunners range in on the U.S. Marines as they cross the vill. Figures are Old Glory German Sea Battalion conversions. Archway by Miniature Building Authority.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Search for the Ark - TSATF adventure game at RECON 2014

           Search for the Ark - TSATF adventure game at RECON 2014

One of my favorite periods is colonials, and specifically my favorite rules set is "The Sword And The Flame. There were a total of three TSATF games on Saturday. Nick Zizo ran his great
"Search for the Ark" game Saturday morning. There was action, adventure, negotiations galore, and of course Eastern treachery. The central powers jockeyed for position and possession of the Ark of the Covenant. The Dervish commander played the central powers against each other, promising each one that he would deliver the Ark of the Covenant to them alone. But in the end all he delivered was treachery and death. Bill Hogan the Dervish commander was in hie element in this game and played his role stupendously. Then Bill Hogan ran his exciting French and Indian Wars game, "Dawn Raid in the Mohawk Valley" the very next session.

                                           Search for the Ark

                The Marines come ashore in the face of Egyptian resistance.

                             Search for the Ark - the action begins.

                   Search for the Ark - Italians Lancers advance, Avanti!

    Search for the Ark - The Italians are ordered to: FORM SQUARE!!!

Search for the Ark - We are French and we are surrounded, Sainte merde, pas bon!

Search for the Ark - Steady boys, take aim...British troops firing using the new custom TSATF game markers made by my buddy "Last Stand Dan".

Search for the Ark - Load the cannon. Ship board artillery takes aim with "Last Stand Dan's" fire markers.



  1. Jeff -- great job posting your pics from the con, including the "word balloon"!!! I still haven't done that one yet, need to go re-read Dan's email and figure out how it's done! Speaking of Dan, his TSATF fire cones do look good in action!

    Now to go read your other Recon posts...

  2. Ethan, Good to hear from you. Yeah Danno has motivated us to explore our Mac's kind of fun to annotate the photos. I really do like Danno's game markers. They're very useful and look cool.