Myself, Postie & Fran took the long long drive up to Gravesend Wargames Club last Wednesday, ok it was about 2 miles?? The lads there have been asking us to come along for a game for quite some time. We finally made it and had a great time. I spoke to Phil and Reece who gave us the choice of a Napoleonic game or a Muskets and Tomahawks game. I suppose you can guess by the pic above I chose M&T for the three of us. We were all M&T virgin's, so didn't have a clue how the game played, even though I bought the rules when they first came out, I'm ashamed to say they're still in the same bag I bought them in along with Saga??? I know, I know!!!!!!
Some of the lads, setting up 3 of the four tables that was used that evening.
There were 2 FIW games, the 4 guys on the right played a Fantasy boardgame, sorry lads I can't remember the name of it. There was another tree covered game, run by 3 young ruffians. Simon had to go over and borrow most of his trees back. In the end their game ended up on the floor!
Me and Postie were put onto the table above, I picked out the British Regular force,
while my partner Mac had a force of Rangers and Indians.
Most of the building and figures belonged to Reece, while Mac and martin had their
own, all painted by Reece I believe??
Fran went over to the other M&T gaming table, you can spot the happy camper
being instructed on the rules by Simon.
Opposing me and Mac, were Postie and Martin. Postie had a French force similar to
mine and faced me, while Martin's Irregular force set up on my left flank.
The aim of the game was a French spy/Officer has been captured, the British are questioning
him in this small town, the French have to recapture this unfortunate fellow.
Top right, Mac'c troops are advancing through the corn fields. My British line are in the centre
of the town covering the bridge. My Provisionals are mostly hiding in the stockade.
In the pic above they've just taken a pot shot at Martin's Militia.
The unfortunate French Officer being questioned.
A quick look at how Fran's game was getting on.
Fran was stuck in the woods, every time he poked his head out, he was
shot and pushed back!
My left flank, my luck was in, I got the first shot in the woods, I only managed 1
casualty. This turned out to be rather costly?? The next turn Martin through a lot of 6's and my
Indians were no more!!
Posties troops move toward the river, while my Regulars give fire.
Martin's Irregulars are skulking around the edge of the town.
Mac carries on with his advance through the corn.
Postie and my regulars exchange fire, while his Indians can be seen running
off in the background.
Fran came over for a nose.
This is where things really started to go bad for Mac and me.
The game turns came out in the favour of the French. In a couple of turns of the cards,
Martin's Indians were within charge range of the French officer!
Then his two Militia units moved into charge range of the French Officer
and my Regulars. Now this is where I forgot to take a few pics. We were in real trouble
Where've the French gone???
A few good die rolls, ok a lot a good dice rolls and Martin's French
were mostly destroyed!
Leaving just Posties French troops.
Martin wasn't happy!
Meanwhile Posties Regulars fired and destroyed my British line.
And that was were Reece called an end to the game, a Gallant British Victory.
All three of us had a great evening's fun and will be going back for more that's for sure. so if you're in the Gravesend area and fancy a game, on Wednesday nights goto this link , where you can contact the lads for more info, or you could have a chat with them at their demo game at Broadside on the 9th June.