Patrol in Mozambique, Tete 1972

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Patrol in Mozambique, Tete 1972

Postby Faustnik » 04 Sep 2017

Another game (and playtest) of AmbushAlley V.2.

After some time without playing - vacations, excavations …..whatever - we decided to return to the tabletop fighting and nothing better than a patrol/reconnaissance operation during the Portuguese Colonial War, Mozambique, 1972.

The Portuguese secret services (and police) - DGS (formerly PIDE) – receives intel of a FRELIMO infiltration in western Tete (a province in Mozambique) and, due to the Military Command's inability to act, decides to send a special unit to check the level of infiltration and collect data.

Using a local Commandos unit and Special Groups (GE, former guerrilla fighters) there they go.

The table top a basic 1x1,5m table, some scatter and the village on the end of some «picadas» (tracks)
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My new elements already in use.
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The Insurgents blinds, already on the spot.
A very tactical game, with Frelimo (me) trying to ambush - without success - the Portuguese troops (Artur and Pippo)
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In the end the insurgents, albeit trying to do casualties on the opposition, resort to the most common action that was "bombshell" (ruining towards a safe haven) off the table.
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We could increase the level of combat by doubling the forces without problems, but it manage to makes us remember the new rules ;-)
As an evaluation: till now most rules worked flawless, and could be increase in level of detail, but I will leave that to Shawn.
Figures from RH/Liberation, mostly painted by Kingskarbine

Thanks for looking, comments welcome

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Re: Patrol in Mozambique, Tete 1972

Postby MLB » 04 Sep 2017

Great looking game. What are the main differences between v1 and v2 rules?
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Re: Patrol in Mozambique, Tete 1972

Postby Faustnik » 04 Sep 2017

MLB wrote:Great looking game. What are the main differences between v1 and v2 rules?


Now I cannot state many things, but basically a more streamlined action/reaction/activation system; new cover concept; Individual based/activated elements, and so on.
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Re: Patrol in Mozambique, Tete 1972

Postby juergen c. olk » 05 Sep 2017

Love the look of the game..well done.!
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Postby tinned fruit » 06 Sep 2017

Great stuff as always.

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Re: Patrol in Mozambique, Tete 1972

Postby SP> » 09 Sep 2017

Superb stuff :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Patrol in Mozambique, Tete 1972

Postby empecinado » 09 Sep 2017

Excellent game and stuff!! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Patrol in Mozambique, Tete 1972

Postby DavyJones » 14 Sep 2017

Awesome table. Thanks for sharing!
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