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Miniature Building Authority Preps 28mm modern conflict for Gen Con

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I was lucky enough to be asked to come over and help playtest the ruleset that MBA (Miniature Building Authority) will be running at Gen Con 2013.  There were four other play testers, and what a great time we had.  First, let’s have a look at the table:

Iraq 28mm table, ready for troop deployment

The table ready for Troop Deployment Iraq 28mm table, ready for troop deployment

And here is another shot from a different angle:

A bird's eye view of about half the table.

A bird’s eye view of about half the table.

We were each put in charge of a different force including Americans, UN, IDF, Shia, and Sunni.  After falling in love with the table, we put out our forces.

Calm looking street?  The red bus is full of pilgrims, and the surrounding buildings are full of Shia ambushers.  It's about to go all wrong here.

Calm looking street? The red bus is full of pilgrims, and the surrounding buildings are full of Shia ambushers. It’s about to go all wrong here.

And these:

The Mosque is the destination for the Pilgrims.  The IDF escorts have quite the warm welcome waiting for them.

The Mosque is the destination for the Pilgrims. The IDF escorts have quite the warm welcome waiting for them.

There was a ton of action, fires starting and troops dying.

28mm Humvee lights up a VW microbus, insurgents flee

28mm Humvee lights up a VW microbus, insurgents flee

The Americans and IDF held a base in the contested zone with little resistance.

28mm American compound, complete with porta potties

28mm American compound, complete with porta potties

Whilst the Shia waited on Pilgrims that were to never arrive.

Courtyard around Mosque.  Shia Forces readying for assault on  Americans.

Courtyard around Mosque. Shia Forces readying for assault on Americans.

Things get hot quickly.  The pilgrims bus is Bus jacked, and the Americans attempt a heroic Helo based rescue.  The chopper is forced to land because of small arms fire and so that mission is aborted.

IDF and UN players watching to see what develops as Helicopter is forced to land in roundaboutIDF and UN players watching to see what develops as Helicopter is forced to land in roundabout.

The Sunni bravely ambush the rear of the American armored patrol, and the UN prepare to blow the wall and go after the guys who shot down the Helo.

28mm American armored vehicle takes a rocket launcher attack in the rear from Sunni troops hidden in convenience store.  UN troops at bottom of photo preparing to breech wall and enter Mosque compound.

28mm American armored vehicle takes a rocket launcher attack in the rear from Sunni troops hidden in convenience store. UN troops at bottom of photo preparing to breech wall and enter Mosque compound.

At the end of the game the Sunni player was declared the winner.    *I* think we were all winners.  The game was a ton of fun, the guys were fun opponents and willing to have a good time, MBA  put on a Phenomenal table in 28mm for us to play on and nobody got upset when the bad guys won.  Thanks so much for letting me be a part of this.

As a footnote, I’d like to correctly Identify Michael Johns as both the winner and the Leader of the Shia Militia.

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