As author of the modern skirmish rules, Wars of Insurgency, it always gladdens my hear to see a group of players using the rules enthusiastically. The most prolific group that I am aware of is in Australia - the Nunawading Wargames Association. This report is from one of their games this past August. As you can see, they added their own semi-historical mix to what looks like an incredibly fun game. My thanks to Ashley Jenkins, Mike Fly Goldyn, and the rest of the crew for letting me republish their words and photos!
Technicals, fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, and more add to the din of the Great Airfield Raid
I had the great pleasure of hosting a Bush Wars game alongside Mike Fly Gołdyn at NWA's open day in August. What follows are all the images I captured along with a (somewhat incomplete) report:
Fly and I had set up the table and were waiting for some victims to come along and have a go. After a while, I said I'd like to have a crack at raiding the airfield with my prized Zebra cavalry. Fly cackled, stroked his silvery beard and said, "Go ahead"!
| The Zealous Scouts and their zebra mounts add a dash of imagination to the NWA Bush Wars games
| Guns blazing, the Zealous Scouts circle a mortar pit, pouring fire into its crew
| Once the mortar pit was cleared, another enemy appeared to challenge the Zealous Scouts
| Who's to say the thousand year old tradition of using elephants in warfare ends in the modern age?
| And if Elephant Technicals are a possibility, why not machine gunners mounted on rhinos?
| Explosions rock the airport and black flames sweep across the airfield and hangars
| NWA's 'Bush Wars' campaign features a variety of factions battling it out often in multiplayer games
| Bush Wars features a fascinating mix of 'What If?' to go with modern standards, like jeep Technicals
| For those who scoff at the supernatural, don't forget about the Simbas and their magical beliefs!