Viewer's Choice Celebration MiniCampaign

It has now been over 20 years since I launched "With MacDuff On the Web" and nearly 10 years since I launched my 2 blogs: Gathering of Hosts and Battle game of the Month.

To celebrate the years and the friends and the million hits I've decided to run a 3 game mini-campaign in late October. By popular vot e it will be set in the mid 18th Century.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Thundering Hooves in the Valley

"and on the right the veteran Rossius, Lord of Belmontia stood surrounded by his bold horsemen"


Today's game with the Greenwood Wargamers was a live test of Jeff's Huzzah game: Gaugamela!  using the Epic C&C Ancients system.

It was good to see some familiar faces on the table. Well good to see the ones around it too but Jeff kindly gave a home to what was left of my 25mm Persian and Greek armies.  Now refurbished and based up for C&C they have joined with his forces and are marching off to war again, a sight to gladden the heart.


The game was enjoyable and at one point late in the day we had victory within our grasp with just a little luck but the luck didn't come, Alexander came instead!


If you're going to be at Huzzah! and like Ancients, check Jeff's game out!

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful looking game Ross. The elephants are splendid.

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    1. Yeah, the closest one is Garrison, the other 2 are Hichliffe.

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  2. Really enjoyed seeing pictures of the game. One to watch out for at Huzzah!

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    1. There will be a lot of good games tgere. I must try to remember to snap some pictures.

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  3. Superb, a spectacular table!

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  4. The game looks great! The hex grid is very well disguise! What is the trick?

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    1. I think there are 2 main parts. He painted a mottled/camouflage pattern for the ground then used a fine pen to draw in just the corners of the hexes. They are clear enough when moving units (though my eyes would have appreciated a dash in the middle of the sides) but almost disappear when you stand back.

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    2. Thank you very much for your detailed explanation Ross.

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  5. Always gratifying to see passed on figures put to good use—the game looked a treat.

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