| Mysterious helicopter with unknown intentions hovers over the capital of Kammebalango
|President's motorcade & bodyguards roll through the capital streets - will he make it to the airport?
| The president will be safe if the loyal Peoples Militia have anything to say about it!
|How do the Ghanaian UN peacekeepers feel about the president attending that conference in Cairo?
| The answer would lie in the hands of these people - our players - who were a wonderful group!
| First ominous signs - two APCs of an army unit roll onto the table, looking angry, fingers on triggers
| Another warning sign - a helo lands on a rooftop disgorging a squad of mercs...followed by another!
| The motorcade and Peoples Militia come under fire from the rebel army's APC-mounted HMGs
| Even the president's (or is it his decoy's?) up-armored SUV begins to take hits from the HMGs
| A look at the table for 'To Kill a President' and our Friday night players -- a fun, boisterous group
| A squad of mercenaries descends the stairs after disembarking from their helo on the hotel roof
| Too much fire coming from the intersection forces the presidential motorcade to divert down an alley
| In most games, the Mercs and rebel army realized they were allies and poured fire into the motorcade
| Unfortunately for the president's enemies, the K4K faction tipped the balance against them
| With little hope of kidnapping the president, a squad of mercs exfiltrates via their helicopter
|Two of the Bad Squiddo Games animal packs I bought from Badger Games & Cotton Jim
Those were the "Needs." Next, were the "Wants." I went to the Badger Games booth and bought a pack of Crusader Miniatures Thureophoroi as mercenaries for my Republican Romans. I also picked up another pack of their Roman gladiators so that I have more figs for my students to use if I redo my gladiator game day this year. While I was there, I was captivated by their animal packs from Bad Squiddo Games. Between Badger's booth and Cotton Jim's, I picked up Freyja's Wildcats, Ravens, Beavers, Moose Family, and a very cool pack called "Angry Tree Stumps." These resin tree stumps appear to be carved into leering faces by a primitive tribe and will make perfect objective markers for Saga. Wait till you see in another post what I did with them to make them even cooler! The ravens will make good fatigue markers, preying upon corpses or body parts littering a battlefield. The other animals can be used in my French & Indian War games for hidden movement or decoy markers.
|Crusader Miniatures purchases sitting on the 6'x4' fleece mat I bought from Shieldwall
| My "impulse purchases" - five packs of Saga warlords (50% off!) to be painted up as prizes for ATC
| The Peoples Militia and his bodyguards escort the motorcade through a narrow alley
| Another look at our full Wars of Insurgency game being run at Historicon 2022