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The time was around the Faschoda Crisis - the universe must have been someone's else ...
Bernhard had invested major parts of his income in traditional northern german jungle terrain after being completely charmed by Matrose Grimm's splendid stuff ..., so he set up a nice game featuring hordes of african warriors, shy and restrained british troops, treacherous arabian slavers and ruffians, belgian - sorry - french colonial troops and - last but not least - a Predator. Yes, that's true, and most of the time he was on stealth mode. The Predator, not Bernhard, who played him. So we could tell us lucky ones, `cause when he was visible on the table, he was in killing mode ... A real nice game with short but playable and fast skirmish rules by Bernhard himself and Grimm's impressive terrain features - we had lots of fun and a good time as usual.

Faschoda 001 African warriors advancing - these fantastic miniatures were painted by Bernhard's wife! No, I've asked already, she would NOT do it again! Faschoda 001

African warriors advancing - these fantastic miniatures were painted by Bernhard's wife! No, I've asked already, she would NOT do it again!

Faschoda 002 That looks like a british attack. Yes, but they were retreating already ... Faschoda 002

That looks like a british attack. Yes, but they were retreating already ...

Faschoda 003 Faschoda 003

"Mes amis, is this le chef of the local supermarche??"

Faschoda 004 Faschoda 004

"'ello, 'ello, somebody at home? Is dis da way to the next metro?"

Faschoda 005 African fire support moves into position. Whatever that means ... Faschoda 005

African fire support moves into position. Whatever that means ...

Faschoda 006 The warriors face their arch-enemies, arabian slavers. Faschoda 006

The warriors face their arch-enemies, arabian slavers.

Faschoda 013 Marvelous jungle terrain by Grimm, boards re-build and refreshed by Holger. Faschoda 013

Marvelous jungle terrain by Grimm, boards re-build and refreshed by Holger.

Faschoda 014 Jungle terrain by Grimm, boards re-build and refreshed by Holger. Faschoda 014

Jungle terrain by Grimm, boards re-build and refreshed by Holger.

Faschoda 015 Jungle terrain by Grimm, boards re-build and refreshed by Holger. Faschoda 015

Jungle terrain by Grimm, boards re-build and refreshed by Holger.

Faschoda 016 Yes, you know it now! Faschoda 016

Yes, you know it now!

Faschoda 017 Aerial view of the situation around mid-game: belgians (or was is french?) advancing from the south, british leaving to the east, africans moving in from the north, arabians following up (not visible here). Faschoda 017

Aerial view of the situation around mid-game: belgians (or was is french?) advancing from the south, british leaving to the east, africans moving in from the north, arabians following up (not visible here).

Faschoda 018 Same situation, another view. Faschoda 018

Same situation, another view.

Faschoda 019 The proud warriors follow their hero, who's death would burst their moral to even higher numbers, but he was constantly refusing to die, killing british and arabian troops even in the most hilarious and perilous situations! Faschoda 019

The proud warriors follow their hero, who's death would burst their moral to even higher numbers, but he was constantly refusing to die, killing british and arabian troops even in the most hilarious and perilous situations!

Faschoda 022 Negotiations? No, blaster master Hillary tries to bomb the warriors away! Faschoda 022

Negotiations? No, blaster master Hillary tries to bomb the warriors away!

Faschoda 023 Faschoda 023

"Hhm, that detonation was not bad. Errr, where are N'gona and Otrambo?"

Faschoda 024 Ahh, british troops advancing. Faschoda 024

Ahh, british troops advancing.

Faschoda 027 Faschoda 027

"Careful, lads, hold your line, not too fast! The enemy can be all around us!"

Faschoda 028 Faschoda 028

"Stop it, I heard something. Whithers, go on patrol immediately, the other remain steady around me!"

Faschoda 029 The african fauna fields some splendid hunters. This one is called Faschoda 029

The african fauna fields some splendid hunters. This one is called "Nemesis".

Faschoda 031 That`s what the francobelgian troops are just realizing ... Faschoda 031

That`s what the francobelgian troops are just realizing ...

Faschoda 033 Only 20 firearmed troops against one Predator? That's called a fungame! Fom the Predator`s point of view ... Faschoda 033

Only 20 firearmed troops against one Predator? That's called a fungame! Fom the Predator`s point of view ...

Faschoda 044 You see? He`s smirking. Faschoda 044

You see? He`s smirking.

Faschoda 054 Last stand of the belgians and their french fries on top of the pyramid: after all the Predator spared them (and killed hundreds of my african warriors, arrgh), they repulsed the arabian slavers and were overall winners of the game! Faschoda 054

Last stand of the belgians and their french fries on top of the pyramid: after all the Predator spared them (and killed hundreds of my african warriors, arrgh), they repulsed the arabian slavers and were overall winners of the game!




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