Traitor’s Letter Scenario

Scouting Games 1910 – Robert Baden Powell 

Maudlin Jack Tar flagged up this interesting scenario he had spotted within the download of  Baden Powell’s 1910 Scouting Games.

Two sides of French and Prussians? This sounds like Franco Prussian War of 1870 rather than 1910.

It could be a great little wide games or tabletop scenario.

In reality, scout casualties would get bored, so Scouts knocked out by a ball or pine cone ‘hit’ could return to an ambulance base to be restored to life.

Taken from Scouting Games (1910 but this is the sixth edition] free download

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN (1970s Cub Scout, Bronze Arrow, Retired) on 21st May 2019.


Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

5 thoughts on “Traitor’s Letter Scenario”

  1. I loved being a scout- would have loved to play that game back then… sadly my fitness levels are now as such that I could only manage the indoor version.




    1. That is the imaginative joy of the indoor Wide Games version.
      By the way I picked up a spare pack of zombie stickers at Home Bargains. If you want them, leave me a postal address via the contact page or manoftinblog which is at gmail dot com

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    1. Oddly it’s also a real place that you can still see today – type in the place names and you’ll find it on Google, not too overdeveloped. This one map or terrain fits many of the featured Wide Game scenarios, so once marked up or set out, this should suit many Games.


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