Not a historical setting but a chance to get the AWI figures on the battlefield. Another virtual game using Zoom. So we kept it fairly small using Rebels and Patriots. The forces were of equal size 24 points each but were suitably different. The Patriots (or Rebels depending on your point of view) have three regular infantry units, a unit of Virginia sharpshooters and two units of green poorly disciplined Militia. The British as to be expected are a smaller force of light infantry and veterans, no doubt over confident, they also have a small Artillery piece and a unit of native Skirmishers. The objective in this simple scenario was for both sides to take and hold the main road known locally as Blue House Pike. The winner would be the force holding the pike when one side was forced to retreat. I didn’t take too many photos but hopefully enough to represent the battle as it unfolded.
Monday, 26 October 2020
Sunday, 25 October 2020
We managed to play the third and probably for now final scenario in the Sagrajas trilogy. With 2 two strong victories for the Christians under Alfonso things have not been going well for Yusuf ibn Tashfin. The background to the battle can be found here on the first post. https://wargamesinthedungeon.blogspot.com/2020/08/battle-of-sagrajas-al-andalus-part-1.html
For this third scenario the Christians have already captured and over run the Muslim camp. As the Almoravids regroup Alfonso is overwhelmed and forced to retreat when his is outflanked by Arab cavalry. To represent this using Lion Rampant (and this was a virtual game which makes things slightly more complex) the Christian forces are set up in the Arab camp they must make it across the board to safety. Yusuf’s forces will come on either behind them through the camp or from either flank for his cavalry units. The Christian knights will be hard to control as they are ‘drunk’ on their victory to date and likely to charge at anything (wild charge!)
Monday, 19 October 2020
I am certainly finding the AWI figures slightly slower than ACW , so I am mixing them with other figures. But hot off the painting desk a Virginia Line Regiment.
Saturday, 17 October 2020
In the gradual tightening grip of lockdown so it looks like virtual gaming will be back on the menu. Sadly not the massive games I love so much but entertaining, and way better than nothing. This time Phil from NEWS FROM THE FRONT was up for a game so I rolled out my RCW figures.
A small game using Bolt Action which works for virtual games lasting at most a couple of hours. Somewhere in the Northern Ukraine a train has been stopped before it could reach the intended Tsarist forces. The prize for both sides is a recently imported Mk IV Tank but food is also running low and troops are getting hungry not far from the abandoned train is a local pig farm !