Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Back of Beyond Club Game

I had enough of marking this week so instead went to the club for a game of Back of Beyond, which was a re-match between my oil prospectors and Andy's archaeological expedition. We were supposed to be trying out some club rules amendments and the third edition of the Contemptible Little Armies rules but both if us forgot. In the end, it was the usual thrashing by the British Museum, with plenty of wreckage strewn across the table and the oil prospectors outmanoeuvred by the opposition. It was all really good fun and I did get to try out my desert terrain cloth for a proper game as well, so I don't mind yet another crushing defeat, although I really do need to try out a different army next time!


  1. The able cloth terrain certainly looks good as is. I have made my own mats and used watered down fabric paints to mottle the surface a bit, applied with a sponge. I used the Pebeo range. A very quick and easy way to texture should you think it worthwhile at some point.

  2. What happened?! you seemed to have it all under control when I left ...

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    1. Ah ... only good for chocolatey tea I guess ...

  4. Thanks

    Good tip on the cloth...might well give it a try!

  5. The cloth looks rather good.

  6. Nice to see a Back of Beyond game! Do you know where those leafless trees come from? Looking for some for 1864!

  7. They are woodland scenic plastic trees.