Saturday, May 23, 2009

Battle of Khalaam, May 16, 2009

The battle report for the first battle of Khalaam is posted on ColCampbell's Barracks. The action was fought on May 16, 2009.

Here is a teaser photo. For the entire report, please click on the link above.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The game this coming Saturday, May 16 (Armed Forces Day, by the way) will be held at Fondren Presbyterian Church, 3220 Old Canton Road, beginning at 10:00 am. We will be using the Fellowship Hall which will allow us to have an 8' x 5' playing area for this rather smallish game, as well as plenty of room for "back tables" to store dead troops and drinks/snacks so that the playing surface can be a little less cluttered than normal.

The scenario will involve an Anglo-Indian expedition setting out to punish some Ahoogastani bandits. After the punitive expedition five years ago against the wiley Khan Abbis, things seemed to have settled down along the North Central Frontier.

[For previous battle reports, see:,,,, and]

But recently the Haddabiera tribe, under Emir Tubier, have been raiding closer and closer to the regional capitol of Jellybad. Her Majesty's High Commissioner for the North Central Frontier has ordered out a new punitive expedition to penetrate to Khalaam, the Haddabiera stronghold, and show these banditti the error of their ways. The first game will portray the expedition's initial penetration of the Vale of Khadaam. We will use The Sword and the Flame rules. All figures will be provided by the game master - c'est moi!

For lunch, the closest place is Quiznos Sandwich Shop about a block away. I have a batch of coupons which we can use to reduce our expense both for this game and the next one on Saturday, May 30. There is a Coca Cola machine at the church (cost is 50 cents each), as well as plenty of iced water. You can, of course, bring your own (non-alcoholic) beverage(s) and snacks.

Map showing location :

You can zoom in and around on this Google map so you can see the streets better. I've found the easiest way is to take the Lakeland Drive West exit off of IH-55 and drive west past St. Dominc Hospital and the UMC campus until Lakeland intersects with Old Canton Road. Then turn right (north) onto Old Canton Road with Fondren being just past the second traffic light (Duling Street) on the right. There is plenty of parking. Sean will be the door ward for a short while after 10:00 am, but if you arrive and the door is locked, just push the buzzer button located above the mailbox to the left of the door (I'll try and remember to place a distinctive marker). We'll come and let you in. Yes, we will, really!

Just remember that we'll be a church (in my church!) and we'll need to be on our slightly better behavior, especially with our language and scatalogical allusions! :^)

See you there,

Jim Pitts