Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Free scenario - DAY OF THE DÊW* - A Skirmish Sangin scenario with a difference

So Halloween is not far way and here at RDDP HQ we thought it was time we released the DÊW* for all of you movie aficionados out there.

Let us introduce the Hunter, an alien from a galaxy a far far way... oops, no that's another movie, these chaps range through the universe looking for... well lets just say they are big game hunters, looking for the toughest prey... and this time they have arrived in Helmand. Anyway I am sure you will get the inference.

*DÊW is Pashtun for Devil


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support throughout the year and wish you all a happy Halloween and if Halloween's not your thing, we hope you enjoy the scenario anyway. Now just got to work out the armour value of Santa's sleigh for the Christmas freebie.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Free Scenario 8 - Missile Hunt

Ok well this one took a while longer that it was supposed to... This was supposed to be September's free scenario but with illness in the team and trying to sort out our Kickstarter as well as both of us holding down full time jobs everything seems to be slowing down. But enough excuses we hear you say! So without further ado, here is the Missile Hunt Scenario.


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Impressive terrain from Spain

Aaron Motilla is a superb modeller who has built this gorgeous terrain. He is also a Skirmish Sangin fan. More of his work van be seen here although all in Spanish, Google translates a fairly good job and there are tons of great images to see what he does and how he does it.

More of his work can be sen below, he even has working street lights.

Way to go Aaron and thanks for sharing this on the Skirmish Sangin forum:

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Sweep and Clear- AAR

Right, finally we are back in the groove, and can play some AARs!

Craig H and Colin came over to my place, to play the Sweep and Clear scenario, using the excellent 15mm Flytrap Miniatures, and on terrain from Gamecraft Miniatures .

This was the first time playing 15mm for Colin and Craig, and it went pretty well. Colin took charge of the Grey Pashmina and his forces, while Craig and I took a squad of Panzergrenadiers each, as well as their Fuchs armoured vehicles.

Looking down the German lines of advance, the table looked like this:

The Taliban were in defensive positions, waiting for the German arrival.

My Germans took the left hand flank, while Craig's squad advanced up the right hand flank.

My Fuchs rolled on, and quickly the infantry dismounted into cover:

Once my Germans dismounted, they immediately came under small arms fire from the rooftops

Luckily, the grenadier returned fire with his AG36, dropping a 40mm directly on the firing point!

Scratch one Taliban, first blood to the Germans!

Meanwhile, Craig was taking his Fuchs on a merry ride through the village

He dismounted his grenadiers, and began to search the mosque for the Grey Pashmina.

This was about the point where our advance all went wrong.

The Taliban began to swarm out of their hidey holes

And as Craig's Fuchs rounded the corner, it immediately got an RPG round straight through the front, completely destroying the vehicle!

The destruction of the Fuchs immediately pinned Craig's advance (it didn't help him that his morale rolls completely deserted him)

Seizing the advantage, the Taliban surged forward, trying to push the Germans back and catch them in a crossfire along both flanks

My squad was bogged down too, pinned in place by PKM fire. The Fuchs drove up to act as a blocker between the PKM and the Germans. Unfortunately, the plan went awry when the PKM put holes in the front of my Fuchs, destroying it!

The Taliban then started to swarm out of other bolt holes, effectively pinning both German squads in place. My forces took to the poppy fields for cover, engaging the Taliban.

Craig's MG gunner sought the high ground, trying to hunt the Taliban on the rooftops. Craig's dice had deserted him by this point, requiring THREE turns to hit the Taliban on a 90%. At that point, you know you are not having a good day with dice...

My attempt at getting to the high ground resulted in my Obergefreiter killing one Taliban, and getting shot and killed in return.

And at the end of the second combat turn, it was a clear Taliban victory, and time to call it a day.

The net result? The Germans lost two Fuchs and three soldiers killed. The Taliban lost 10 of their fighters, but crucially the Grey Pashmina escaped. Colin played the game well, as we have come to expect from him!

Sources indicate this is the Grey Pashmina, but the Germans never got close enough to confirm!

And as for the Germans, we really paid the price for not bringing in the Show of Force. Remember kids, if you have an asset to use in the game, never save it for a rainy day. We needed to use the show of force early, so that the Taliban heads were down, and were unable to snap fire on our advance. That way we would have gotten further up the table, before getting caught in the fire from the Taliban. It might have even kept our two Fuchs alive!

So all up, an interesting and challenging game. Now I know we are months behind with playing our free scenarios, so we are already planning the next game.

Oh and I had better get writing the next free scenario!


Saturday, 5 September 2015

Cetacean Commando

The winners of the Cetacean Commando Competition are below:

Dolphin Rules

U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP)

Mine Hunting

  • MK 4 team uses dolphins to detect and mark the location of tethered sea mines floating off the bottom.
  • MK 7 team dolphins are trained to detect and mark the location of mines on the sea floor or buried in sediment.
  • The MK 8 team is trained to swiftly identify safe corridors for the initial landing of troops ashore.

Force Protection

MK 6 team uses dolphins and sea lions as sentries to protect harbor installations and ships against unauthorized human swimmers.

Object Recovery

MK 5 team is dedicated to the recovery of test equipment that is fired from ships or dropped from planes into the ocean.

Cetacean Team (150 points)

Morale 55%
A dolphin receives 3 AP. Its first AP must always be spent to move a minimum of 2" (and up to 6").

The dolphin's search is aided by a form of sonar known as echolocation: they locate objects by producing sounds and listening for the echos. A broadband burst pulse of clicking sounds is emitted in a focused beam in front of the dolphin. Two (2) AP are spent to emit and receive sonar. The sonar reveals any object (mine, human, ordinance, etc.) in a 6"x6" sector, directly in front of the dolphin (center the 6" width on the center on the dolphin). If the object is still within the 6"x6" grid at the start of the dolphin's next activation, it will move directly to the object. However, do not physically move the dolphin on the board, unless directed otherwise. Refer to cetacean team mark for further instruction.

MK 4, MK 7, and MK 8 dolphins will then spend 2 AP attempting to mark the mine with a buoy. The dolphin will need to make a Morale roll to successfully mark the buoy. If successful, mark the location of the mine on the board. If a fumble (00) is rolled, the buoy is lost and the dolphin will return to base (leave the board).

MK 6 dolphins will spend 2 AP to bump the swimmer's air tank which is then marked with a buoy. The dolphin will need to make a Morale roll to successfully mark the buoy.
If successful, the location of the swimmer will be revealed and all friendlies will receive a +30% when attempting to Spot the swimmer. In this case, place the dolphin in contact with the swimmer. The swimmer would immediately need to check for Consciousness (60%) and take a compulsory Morale test at -40% in their first available combat phase.
If the dolphin failed, place it 2" beyond the swimmer. The swimmer will still need to take a compulsory Morale test for the close encounter, but at -20%. If a fumble (00) is rolled by the dolphin, the buoy is lost and the dolphin goes AWOL (leaves the board).

MK 5 dolphins will spend 2 AP to attach recovery hardware to the object. The dolphin will need to make a Morale roll to successfully do so. If successful, the object will be able to be recovered per the scenario rules. If a fumble (00) is rolled, the recovery hardware is lost and the dolphin will return to base (leave the board).

Remember that the dolphin's first AP must always be spent moving a minimum of 2". It is possible that in its next activation, it moves and then uses sonar, but does not detect the object, as it has overshot its mark.

Spotting a dolphin

Dolphins are native to the water. Military trained dolphins would still appear to be a creature of the wild. Positive Identification is required, meaning 2AP must be expended to positively identify the dolphin as military (counting all spotting modifiers as usual).

Spotting Modifiers

  • If spotter is out of the water:
  • Target is swimming
  • Target is Hidden
  • If spotter is in the water:
  • Target is swimming
  • Target is in Soft cover (within 6")
  • Target is in Medium cover (7-12")
  • Target is in Hard cover (13-18")
  • Target is Hidden (>18")

Use same modifiers for Shooting, except replace Hidden modifiers with Prepared Defenses modifiers.

When a dolphin is fired at, add three additional morale markers (4 total).

If wounded, a dolphin is removed from the game.

In second place

This brilliant hand sculpted dolphin with his hightech headgear. 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Free Scenario No.7 - UAV Down

So as you might have gathered we missed August but not by much.... :-) This scenario features a squad of US Marines attempting to find and recover a downed UAV somewhere deep in the Helmand Province. Semper Fi people.

download it here:

Do let us know what you think of the free scenarios and any AARs you might have, we are always interested to see how your games go.

Don't forget to check out the forum for all the latest information:

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Israeli Attack Dolphins Competition

So its time to have a bit of fun.

Check out the link below

"Reportedly a cetacean commando working for the Israeli Defense Forces was caught by Hamas operatives as it was making suspicious movements off the coast of Gaza. When Hamas combat divers (I had no idea they had such a thing) examined the dolphin spy, they said it was strapped with a camera, a monitoring device and an spear shooting contraption capable of killing a human.
That is one deadly-ass dolphin."

We are offering two prizes, 1 for the best modelled attack dolphin or marine animal "sharks with Frick'n lasers" come to mind and  the second for writing the special rules needed for the Cetacean Commando. 

Prizes will be your choice of 4 packs of miniatures from our current range or any that will be delivered via the current Kickstarter.

Submit your entires on the forum at:

The competition ends on 31 August 2015

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Our Kickstarter just hit 17K

Below are images of our currently Ranger and Delta Miniature range.







Here are three renders of our New Somalis this is just two renders of 16 individual miniatures.

As you can see we are working hard, once the Kickstarter has completed, we can then start creating the rest of the miniatures and we 'll make sure you see them here first.

 Oh and before I forget here is a work in progress of our HUMVEE

Still a lot of work to do on the HUMVEE but we are getting there...

Friday, 31 July 2015

Arms Cache - July Free Scenario

Well playmates, Chris and I are busy working the Skirmish Sangin booth at GENCON, but we didn't forget you guys, the faithful Sangin gamers who won't be able to make either show. Here is the latest free scenario, this time the US army hunting down an arms cache.

Don't forget to let us know what you think as a comment on the blog, or on the forum!

You can download it at the link below:


OUTBREAK released, and survivors!

GENCON has begun, which means OUTBREAK has been released! Many a demo game has been played, many copies of our rules have flown out the door..

For those who didn't manage to find us, we are in booth 2934, in entrepreneurs avenue. We have many copies of OUTBREAK, as well as Skirmish Sangin, and our zombies and survivor miniatures- that's right, we have some survivors too! 

Below are the survivors, along with some painted versions of the Ragers. Not by me, I only got my set today too!

Survivor 1: Gas mask survivor

Modelled after this banner....

Survivor 2: Priest!

Rager Miniatures!

For those who can't make it to GENCON, don't despair- for our website is now live! Head to to order yourself a copy of OUTBREAK, and we will start shipping them come as soon as we can, which is early next week.

The survivors and Ragers are not yet in the site, but they will be very soon!