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New Releases From Blue Moon

Picture from Blue Moon After a few years, Blue Moon has finally gotten around to releasing mode codes for their Great War range!  Particularly useful are the American 37mm guns, casualties, and listening party.  The stretcher bearers, nurses, and doctors pack is also of note.  Throw in some generic trucks and the 75mm gun, and the Americans are fairly well covered.  Looks like I will have to

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Der Wind und der Löwe - First Factions Ordered

Placed a small order today to create the first factions, German Seebattalion, Egyptians for the Khedive's forces, and Tauregs.  Using the Old Glory Army Card and placing my order on the Old Glory 25s site, one can save a nice chunk of money, comes out to be less than a quarter per figure.  Units will be fifteen figures, mounted individually on 20mm round bases.  The Seebattalion troops will be painted in the standard tropical uniform for China, circa 1900 (see picture from the German Colonial Uniforms website).  The Egyptians will have their white uniforms most noted for the Sudan.

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Der Wind und der Löwe - Great Power Faction Details

Based on what Blue Moon offers in their various colonial ranges, these would be the Great Power forces for my Der Wind und der Löwe project:Austrian SailorsBritish Royal MarinesFrench MarinesGerman See BattalionItalian BersaglieriRussian InfantryUnited States MarinesEach player would control a nationality, limited to fifteen figures (the pack size of the Blue Moon figures).  Each player would have objectives and goals that may or may not align with the other Great Powers.  Some would have a tendency to cooperate, others might try to hinder. Each player would also control an opposing force, either coastal Arab, Taureg, or even the local Bashaw's military force, with each again having their own objectives. The idea is to create some chaos and uncertainly, while also trying to get players to work together, but not knowing that their new found ally might run them through with the bayonet later in the game.

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El Pueblo de los Condenados

The following is a true story, or not....The village had been in existence for centuries, but it wasn't until the hated Spanish came and enforced their brand of enlightenment that the village took a turn for the worse.  Situated along a stream that flowed into the Frio River, the village had experienced droughts, famine, raids by local Indian tribes, debasement of the women, and forced conscription of the young men into first the Spanish and later the Mexican armies.  It is not a place that offers the prospect of a bright future, until 1835.After the defeats at the Alamo and Goliad, the New Orleans Greys were not much of a fighting force, except for a small band of survivors that time has forgotten.  A little known account, written by the alcalde of the village, surfaced recently, providing evidence that some Greys escaped the Alamo and headed west and then southeast to join Fannin's forces.  Along the way they heard about the Goliad Massacre, in which additional surviving New Orleans Grey

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