Friday, August 19, 2022

Before I Go...

To the first of 3 days of gaming and chatting, here's a peek at yesterday's solo  playtest of Saturday's game. 

Didn't have time to finish but I'm content that the scenario and MacDuff rules will work just fine.

Now, off to the War(game)s!

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Planning and Preparation

P&P, one of the important principles drummed into my head in younger days. Surprisingly useful in civilian life as well as it turns out.

Some of Les' 10mm Pendraken SYW collection.
(Looks more like 12mm to me but its their call...)

On Monday I gave my friend Les a hand in setting up his gaming table for a group game on Friday.

I'm looking forward to it and couldn't resist putting a few figures on the table for a quick pic. 

Now its back to preparing for Saturday's game. Last month I decided that I'd rather use this collection fot the Petit Guerre of raids, ambushes etc, and that the current version of MacDuff would do better than the battle rules I had been struggling with.  I also decided that the old 3 companies per battalion was better than 2.  I don't have room for 3x12 or even 8 figure companies  but I have used 6 figure companies in the past and am now in the progress of adding two figures per battalion with a Colonel to follow. 

The result makes each battalion pretty close to a Charge! company but I'm OK with that.

I'm also updating and reinforcing my improvised Chouans.

Right, I'd best get on with it then!

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Dress Rehersal

 I made time today to clear the table and start designing a new senario for my French Rev forces. Taking into account the expected players but keeping in mind that I won't know exactly who or how many will be there next week, I designed a scenario that contains elements of July's West Indies raid and the  Redcoats and Lobsters Virtual Huzzah game from 2021

Somewhere along the coast of Brittany. 

If the weather forecast holds I should be able to run a solo play test on Sunday.