It was all 28mm size and did look nice, But I am sorry not my thing at all period wise.
|Most of the Battlefield|
Me on the Left, Grahame or the right.
" Line Infantry Units and 1 Landwier
3 Line units and a Skirmisher Unit
|I was opposite Matt|
BOB sat down diagonally opposite me
he chose NOT to face me.
|So infantry move 4" a turn|
I must admit I dithered with the Unit in the middle
and could have played them better in the first few turns
|As Predicted Matt initially sought cover|
Behind a hedge. But as he found it did not provide much protection
Decided to advance
|On the Right Grahamwas fighting a good fight and |
Bob was sufferng
|Coming out from behind the hedge, Matt's troops|
very quickly closed the ground and decided to see how the
melee combat worked.
It worked well for him and erhm.. not quite as well for me!
|My Landweir were driven back and then slaughtered. |
(Not one survived)
Creating a hole in the line.
But my unit now in the trees
were able to bring a devastating fire on Matts
troops that had not charged
|On the left matt's line unit was reduced to a single officer|
I refused to shoot a single officer with a whole unit
It strikes me as the act of a Cad.
|Graham is fought to a stand still by Bob|
And that wall is the contest of SEVERAL melees by both sides.
|With the hole in the line|
Matt tries to encircle Graham.
And Graham is forced to give up possession of the wall
|Towards the end of the game.|
Bob throws first one unit and then the next
at Grahams troops
All the skirmishers from both sides are down to but 3-4 figures each
Thoughts on the rules. Yes they worked, were they what I would call a skirmish game NO> We had 12 men to a unit and 7 units on each side. Some may say this is a skirmish but not for me. I have seem FAR to many people playing Napoleonic's were 12 figures represents a whole regiment, and not a squad or section. Tim put far too many officers in the game. In the end Melee there were at one point MORE officers fighting than men. To me the balance seemed wrong. But as it was his first game getting the balance right was always going to be tricky.
A fun day and I will try the rules again, but the whole period is not one I enjoy. So perhaps I am bias. Sometimes you come home from the club full of enthusiasm unfortunately I cannot claim this was the case this time. I am not complaining you simply cannot like every game. That would prove impossible for me.
But a fun day and nice guys and a chance to roll some dice. Maybe next time though I may sit the game out if at the club, obviously not at a a show (which I know will be next!)