With the up and coming Bunker Hill battle I obviously needed some earthworks for the American forces to defend (hide behind). Having checked a number of scenarios and historical maps I felt there were two options a bespoke structure or something more flexible. As usual this second option is my preference creating some earthworks which could be used for anything from the dark ages right through perhaps to Operation Sealion ? I sketched out some ideas and got stuck in with card, foam block and glue.
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
Monday, 1 March 2021
Our third and final game in this mini campaign representing the earliest skirmishes in the American War of Independence. Having been given a bloody nose at South Bridge the British troops are formed into column for the long march back to Boston. Perhaps if they can get home intact the debacle at Concord will be forgotten and reputations maintained ?
The scenario was again written by Jonathan so check out his blog for the details. In simple turns the British must get across the table and will get extra points for units that escape the Colonials are intent on making this as hard as possible and will arrive from random directions. The British are tired it has been a long day . The ambush is set for close to Brook’s Farm where the road crosses a small fordable river.
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Thanks all I am off to make some earthworks !
Saturday, 27 February 2021
Phil very kindly invited me for a virtual game last weekend, they are fun to put on but it is nice to sit quietly with a cup of coffee and play as well, less to pack up afterwards. It also meant I got to command some of his lovely Spanish civil war collection. A period I quite like and has a slightly romantic feel to it, although as I already do Russian Civil War I don’t think I need a new 20th C project.
We had a fairly simple scenario and played using bolt action, I understand Phil normally plays nationalists so we swopped over and I could play as the ‘bad’ guys. The photos I have taken were captured screen shots so quality is limited, for a closer look check out Phils Blog NEWS FROM THE FRONT.