Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Bartletts Farm- 1863, more Acw at the Grimsby club.

For the first game of 2017 Danny and myself decided to give The Bartlett Farm scenario from the Black Powder American Civil War supplement "Glory, Hallelujah!". As usual I would supply the Rebs and Danny the Union. We set the table up using the terrain and buildings we have on hand at the Grimsby Wargames society venue and managed a good representation of the map from the book. The scenario plays quite well but the Union reinforcements all arrived on turn 2 so the Rebs very quickly found themselves outnumbered. If we played this one again we would make it a little harder for the Union to get their reinforcements needing a 5 or 6 rather than  4,5 or 6. That said the Rebs pushed on and broke 1 union brigade and blooded 2 more and earned a draw.

A very enjoyable game and a great way to kick off 2017.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Cold War Commander at Grimsby Wargames Society.

Some pictures of a recent game between Danny and myself using Danny's West Germans and my Soviets at the Grimsby Wargames Society. A close game and enjoyable, we called it a draw, but if we had played on it might have gone either way. The terrain is a mix of mine and the clubs.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

More ACW at the Grimsby Club.

Dan and myself got together to play another American Civil War game using Black Powder and this time some of the new rules from the Glory Halleluja supplement. Another stand 'em up and knock 'em down game. Dan is getting better with the rules now so we called this one a draw but we both felt if we had played on it would have swung in the Union's favour.

The rules from the supplement do add a bit more flavour of the Civil War. We particularly like the sniper and officer casualty rules as well as the new rules for units passing through one another and the way six gun batteries are now handled, the jury's still out on the Whipped rule as neither of us  thought it worked well.
All figures Danny's and my own, the terrain Grimsby Wargames Society.