Welcome to "Adventures in Lead", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming. The figures and terrain on this site are mainly for a campaign set in exotic "Indostan", a distant land bearing remarkable similarities to 18th century India during the Seven Years War. Bits and pieces from other projects may pop up here as well from time to time, including colonials, gladiators, pirates, dinosaur-hunting and even some RPG'ing.
The actual campaign journal and after action reports for the Indostan campaign can be found on their own blog - "Indostan: The Jewel in the Crown", the link to which is found by clicking the small image below-left.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Bandits of Putpari






















 














  















































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The game was played on the 26th July using the Sharp Practice rules. I played the role of the Putpari Bandits and Umpire, while Dave played the English.
 
Dave did a great job of holding off the bandits, although the English did suffer quite a few casualties. The funniest moment was when Mr. Lovejoy sped off with his daughter to the safety of the farm, but realised they did not have any soldiers with them and had to leave again.
 
In an attempt to lessen the lengthy writeup that usually accompanies an Indostan game, I have replaced the text with a lengthy string of images instead, "comic-book" style.I have had some comments that the stories were too long, so I'd love to hear what people's opinions are about the change of format. Hope you enjoy it!

Previous scenario here.

22 comments:

Mark G said...

Wow! Very interesting read, and dare I say quite exciting!

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Very good and I like the comic book style - what software do you use?

fireymonkeyboy said...

Wonderful. Love the sound effects.

FMB

NW Crew said...

Fantastic stuff. So happy to have some Indostan action here again. It was quite a thrill - first with the unknown enemy approaching and then the very intense fight. It felt like it could have gone either way. Keen was very heroic, not afraid to get stuck in that man.
Beautiful set up aswell. All those additions over time with walls, baggage etc really pays off.
Can't wait for the next installment!
/Mattias

NW Crew said...

Oh, and the new format works really well. Sometimes comic book formats get too "in your face" and "crowded", taking over the pictures of miniatures and table, but this way just the right amount. In my view less is more. Easy to follow and very enjoyable!

A J said...

Wow! What every AAR should aspire to. Clear, colourful and gripping! I like the format. A picture paints a thousand words, so really all that's needed is a caption.

Fitz-Badger said...

I like the comic format, and your terrain and figures look great! And excellent illustrated pictorial of the action, quite easy to follow and fun to look at.

Graham C said...

Brilliant stuff. Love the presentation

Dalauppror said...

Greate stuff!!! I'm realy impressed by your AAR, one of the best ever in My book!
Best regards Michael

Phil Robinson said...

Really like the comic book style write up, though I think I spent longer over it than a straight up text write up :-)

Mark Evans said...

Great AAR, and the comic book format is brilliant, lots of eye-candy and just enough text to explain the scenario and action.

Phil said...

Creative, beautiful and colorful...an excellent AAR, love this fantastic work!

Furt said...

Thanks all. Your comments are always appreciated.
@Steve-the-Wargamer - I used Photoshop. It has the comic "bubbles" and scrolls etc built in.

David said...

An excellent looking game! The comic book presentation gets a bit much though after a while, at least for me.

arkiegamer said...

That was a fantastic read! Great game.

Foss1066 said...

Furt- Brilliant- I want to second you to do my blog reports!

Question- Crack vs Paw- hit and miss?

Cheers
Thomas

Lord Raglan said...

Great looking game and well narrated.

Gareth

Furt said...

Thanks again all.

@Foss1066 - nothing that sophisticated unfortunately mate. I have an 18th century graphic novel series, called the Scorpion, which uses both Paws! and Cracks! for musket fire.

Silver Whistle said...

As a battle report I think you are right, it speeds up and makes it a lot easier for the reader to follow the action but I imagine there must be a lot of hard work for you to do this kind of thing.

The terrain and painted figures are superb.

Furstenburg said...

Very enjoyable read mate. Love the comic book style

Seetha G said...

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Ashok said...

When is your next adventure in India?

Ashok