Tuesday, August 27, 2013

French & Indian War Action

My friend John was kind enough to run his Ft. Sandusky game for us. It is close to home since the fort was built very close to where we are located (Sandusky Ohio).  This scenario will be run at our HMGS Great Lakes Con, Advance the Colors, this Sept. 
Local Indian warriors debate whether to join the French and help defend the fort or leave.  Meanwhile, the British land troops from their ship in the bay. 
Closer view of the warriors. 
A British ship fires down Cold Creek directly at the fort. 
Better view of the game table. Cold Creek runs through the middle of the table.  It outlets into Lake Erie via Sandusky Bay. 
Heavy skirmishes break out along a path East of the Creek. 
Couple of mid-game photos showing the skirmishes. 
The British regulars approach the fort West of the creek!
The crackle of musketry. 
The French start to fall back into the fort. 
In the end the Brits push what's left of the French back into the fort. The Indians decide they don't like what is happening and pack up for another day.  Minor victory went to the British since they scattered the Indians, bloodied the Frenchies noses, and basically controlled all but the fort itself. But it did cost them quite a bit in casualties. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Few More Paint Table Completions...

These are just a few of what has been completed this summer...
Ugh... I was bitten by the Dux Brit. bug by TFL's.  So, I've been painting dark ages since!

Some Paint Table Stuff

These are a few new civilians for the pirate game.
Oh and by the way.  I never really got my workbench cleanup up much.  It's better though;)

Drums at the Rapids - Pirate Game - May 17th, 18th 2013

The Brits plan to cut the Pirates off from shore.  They want to block any landing parties.

The pirates on upper left plan to land assault parties and deal a blow to the Royal Navy.  The French control the island.

A fast moving pirate sloop (bottom left) gets by while the other runs into some trouble.

Two French shore guns (in the citadel) start to shoot at the pirate ships.  Will the French & British put their differences aside long enough to stop the pirates from 'springing' Capt. Jack from the jail?

Looks like one of the pirate sloops has run aground on one of the small islands.

Hmm.... Pirate Captains have a quick conference.  And they thought all they had to do was defeat the French!  That sinking Royal Navy!!

Night falls on this day's game with the Royal Navy running 2 pirate ships off & sinking another.  Victory to French & Brits on Friday nights game.

Next morning's game sees additional pirates popping up while the Brits try to slow the landing parties.

 For Saturday's game we changed the board so there is more land mass then water.  Also the full town and harbor is in place. 

Hmm... wonder where Capt. Jack is?

The pirates land some men (and women!) and ready themselves for land combat.

The civilians run for cover!

More pirates show up from land!

Saturday's game ended with victory to the French and British.  At one point the French player made a deal with the pirates in order to win the game.  Unfortunately for pirates the French Governor reneged on his 'pact' and quickly fired into the pirates.  This treachery insured the British and French a win.  It was a fun game and all involved seemed to really enjoy it.  Now... some day I promise to publish the rules!!