Our second Longstreet campaign has reached the end of 1862. Eero (CS) and Janne (US) had the honour of finishing the year. The battle was light in casualties, but both armies were decimated by disease afterwards. Janne won the encounter, placing the US firmly in the lead in battles won.
Having a bit of a lace wars phase ongoing at the moment I was happy to discover this early 80s gem in my bookshelf. The promotional game I received with my subscription of the Wargamer magazine: Blenheim, the game of Marlborough’s most famous victory. I hope I haven’t lost any of the counters.
Our roving reporter Aksu popped over to pick up some goodies and inspiration from the Warfare show at Reading. Lots of people, traders and gamers. Good show!
We fought out the Battle of Coronel using 1/3000 ships from Navwar and the Stations Manned and Ready 2 rules. In true wargaming fashion both admirals were aggressive.
I started painting some of Pendraken’s excellent League of Augsburg 10 mm figures. I thought that lace wars would be a good colourful era after ACW. So of course the first unit on my table was a French regiment. They are grey. Well, some Dutch next I suppose.
Our second Longstreet campaign had reached the year 1862. Today Eero is leading the confederate defence against Janne’s Union forces. This is a 2 vs 2 game, Antti as the other confederate and Petri playing the NPC Union General. The battle rages on. Let’s see who will win, who will be the hero of the day.
Our roving reporter Aksu popped over to Colours at Newbury Racecourse to pick up some Pendraken goodies. On several occasions fellow gamers were overheard to say “Wargames conventions used to smell like BO. Now they smell like laser cut MDF. ” Indeed, amazing variety and great quality ready cut houses and other terrain are now available. We are being spoiled.
Eero (CS) and Petri (US) fought yesterday in a nail-biting-finale Longstreet game. The confederates were defending a rail embankment, the union were massed behind a stream ready to attack. In a cunning stratagem the confederates launched a spoiling attack with their cavalry, trapping the union behind the stream. On the other flank the union pushed forward in a large …
Petri, Chris and Aksu had a game of Blücher with 15 mm Spanish and French armies. The game was a refight of Bailen using the scenario from Honour downloads. The mini campaign saw the main armies find each other at Bailen, with half of the French coming as reinforcements. On the tabletop the Spanish failed to take advantage of …
We fought the First battle in our second Longstreet campaign. True to form Aksu lost even though we had switched sides and he had Confederates this time. Janne’s Union forces fired straight and true and the Rebs left the field in tatters.