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A very Civil War/2

Posted by Ochoin on 14 Dec 2018, 23:36

After the success of game #1, we reprised the game for the people who couldn't make the first one.

The second “training game” was last night. Essentially set-up the same as the first, it ran smoothly & although we didn’t finish (only getting to Turn 6 as we lingered too long over home made bruschetta and pizza & beer) I can confidently say we are now all au fait with the rules & can confidently move onto bigger & better things .

The outcome was leaning towards the Royalists but the Covenanters put up a much better fight of it compared to the earlier game. It seems to me as long as you use terrain well, put up a spirited aggressive defence, & probably have Royalist Horse trot 3 ranks deep in front of your artillery, they are a competitive force.


I have but two areas of concern:


1. The rules for attacking/defending urban areas need a look at
2. I think the Highlanders need a ‘Charge Bonus’. No one gets one in FoG but I think they merit a small increment to mirror their ferocity: say 1 MU?
The altered artillery rules had no impact (ie adding a dice per gun at Short Range) as no one was foolish enough to get into short range of them. The Scots’ medium artillery BG *did* have an impact against Royalist cavalry in 3 ranks (thus getting a + in the PoA).


Another game , say mid January with a scenario & objectives (ie a “proper” game) has been pencilled in.


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Posted by Kekso on 16 Dec 2018, 15:24

It is always nice to see some battle report photos. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted by Susofrick on 18 Dec 2018, 17:04

Agree totally with Dali. And the figures looks very nice too!
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Posted by Ochoin on 18 Dec 2018, 21:56

Very generous of you to say so.
I am well aware that my "war game standard" painting pales in comparison to the many, many expert contributions here at Bennos.

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Posted by sansovino on 22 Dec 2018, 12:36

wonderful painted ECW-figures.... I want to see some still closer to enjoy them still more .....
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Posted by Ochoin on 22 Dec 2018, 21:56

Very civil (!) of you to write this.
As indicated, Game #3 will be in mid January.

I've just bought a further load of Tumbling Dice & SHQ figures as we're gearing up for a "mega game" at our local train & hobby show in August.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 22 Dec 2018, 23:45

Pretty Cool table top. Who ever holds the high ground controls the crossroads.
Well in my thoughts upon such a game. Splendid colourful figures by the way. BB
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Posted by Ochoin on 23 Dec 2018, 02:59

Beano Boy wrote: Who ever holds the high ground controls the crossroads.
Well in my thoughts upon such a game. BB


You are no mean tactician: clearing away the units on the hills was necessary for victory.
You can see in the second photo the Covenanter dragoons being bundled off a hill by a charge from Royalist cavaliers.

Have you ever thought of gaming?

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Posted by Peter on 02 Jan 2019, 14:46

I'm not a wargamer but I love to see the mass of painted figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by Ochoin on 02 Jan 2019, 20:21

Peter wrote:I'm not a wargamer but I love to see the mass of painted figures! :thumbup:

Although I hesitate to compare my work with the talented dioramas that appear here, a war game can be much like a series of unfolding dioramas. The spectacle is the thing.

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