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Sunday, 26 May 2019

Simplicity in Hexes - the rest of the Mini Campaign


In the last blog entry I mentioned the start of a mini-campaign I was playing using the game created by Old Trousers (not his real name) at Numbers, Wargames and Arsing About.
The rest of the Campaign was fought shortly after but not reported; so here it is.

Game 2

Bad Schmaltzberg has invaded Aix-En-Pains and won a resounding victory at the battle of Apostrophe Hill. The Duke's Army, suitably reinforced, moves on to cross the River Muse but arrives piece-meal. The Marquis's forces also arrive form various points; their objective simply to stop any of the Duke's Army gaining ground North of the River Muse where a bridgehead could be established.

Units from both sides start to appear and fighting quickly begins
The Duke's Army begin to get the upperhand

More troops from both sides enter the battle amid fierce fighting

As the day wears on the Duke's Army is pushed back to the River crossing..

and finally admits defeat.

Game 3

The Duke's Army is now in a fighting retreat and must defend two river crossings from what is believed to be a weak force that is pursuing them. The Marquis, however, has made a surprise manoeuvre which he believes will win him the day.

The Duke's initial position
The Marquis's force moves onto the field

Surprise! Aix-En-Pain's forces are behind their enemy's lines

The Duke's artillery is quickly dealt with by the Marquis's Dragoons

The Marquis may have over stretched his forces....

but by the end of the day, the Duke was forced to concede defeat.

The Duke had lost the Campaign but may have won a little respect from his neighbour. As for the several thousand soldiers who had lost their lives, well there are always more peasants willing to listen to lies and do what they're told...

Portraits stolen from Numbers, Wargames and Arsing about

Monday, 6 May 2019

Looks ok on paper - Update 2: Bank Holiday Special

Bank Holiday Weekend Objectives

1. Get some painting done (that's partly happened)
2. Cut the grass (pending)
3. Play a game or two...

Paper Games

Looking for a quick gaming fix for this afternoon, it's going to be either an old favourite from the vaults
or a new game downloaded this morning from Numbers, Wargames and Arsing about produced extremely artistically by Old Trousers
which is in fact more than just a game, it's a whole Campaign with rules, maps and figures included.
Map and figures printed and stuck on card for robustness (not real game play)
Happy May Bank Holiday reader.

Update to the update

Disaster at Apostrophe Hill!

Bad Schmaltzberg's dastardly invasion of Aix-En-Pains began today when they captured the strategic position of Apostrophe Hill over-looking the main Westward road.
Start of the game: Aix-En-Pains hold the hill with reinforcements on the way
All is lost! Bad Schmaltzberg troops completely over-run their enemy
Short and sharp, this was a fun game. On to the next battle which will be played using the card driven system.