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Thursday 30 November 2017

Second game of Pulse of Battle

Apologies for forgetting to take a photograph until the figures were just about put away again!

Another rout - appalling luck.  My opponent went first every time and I am sure that I managed to throw a 1 in combat on a D4, D6, D8, D10 & D12!  I may be exaggerating but if so not by much.

Still it looks as if the system may provide at least a few games next year and may stimulate some painting which is always a good thing

Picketts charge via the Underground

I have been down in London for a couple of days and on Tuesday night visited the very hospitable Loughton Strike Force for a game of Picketts Charge.  My 2 brigades of Confederates made good if slow progress down the right flank but unfortunately my brother in arms had a tougher time of it on the left and the final result was a Union Victory.  We forgot to put any troops in the middle!

Earlier in the day I took the opportunity to visit the Scythian exhibition at the British Museum.  Some beautiful objects well presented and set in context.

Monday 27 November 2017

A Lament for Pikeman's Lament

Both myself and Richard wanted to try the rules but our only compatible figures were early Renaissance so I ended up taking Swiss v Burgundian.

The rules are designed for ECW and similar period with Pike used much more in defence than attack so the experiment was a little unsatisfactory.  Definitely worth another go with in period armies.

I forgot to take a photo until the very end so the only unit left on the table were the above!

Friday 24 November 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017

IHMN - the abandoned town square

Monday night at FDWC saw myself with Cossacks, Richard (Lord Curr's company) Andy (The Servants of Ra) and Jeremy (Okrana) searching the town square for items of value. With there being 2 Russian forces on the board the speculation was that there were bottles of vodka!

I foolishly split my forces and lost 3 men to Cur (2 with 1 grenade) and another 3 to the Egyptians.  Still great fun as IHMN usually is.

I have Empires of the Dead on order thanks to a good Black Friday sale so I will soon also have a vampire force for that system and potentially for IHMN as well

Saturday 18 November 2017

Test game of Pulse of Battle

My successors got a run out this week with me taking Lysimacids against Tim with Seleucids.  It was a run through the Pulse of Battle rules.  The photo shows a Thracian warband running away- soon to be followed by a number of other units.

I managed to kill an elephant but that was about it!

Monday 13 November 2017

100 games up

100 games played by 13th November - a new record for me.

More SAGA than anything else but a good mix of gaming systems - Dragon Rampant has also been a favourite with my Wood Elves.