Friday, 28 October 2022
On Saturday it was the closest club meeting to Halloween so I put on a Victorian Horror game using Fistful of Lead: Tales of Horror.
A series of disappearances in the East End of London attract the attention of both official and unofficial detectives.
The player forces consistent of an Inspector and Sergeant from Scotland Yard accompanied by three local constables; and a certain consulting detective, his faithful companion and three irregulars.
Here are some photos from the game:
Wednesday, 26 October 2022
The other week a friend and I put on a larger Sails of Glory game at the Herts Volunteers. This one was a fictional encounter inspired by the Battle of the Nile but allowed the French to react to the British fleet thus making it a more interesting game for them.
I put together some coastal terrain for the game the weekend before and, as always with such projects would do some of it differently next time but you live and learn.
We had a mixed group of players some of whom had played before but several had not. They picked up the rules pretty quickly and all seemed to enjoy the game. We played with most of the advanced and optional rules but not variable wind strength - which was probably a good decision as the variable wind direction gave the French something of a challenge by itself!
Here are some photos of the game:
Friday, 7 October 2022
Wednesday, 5 October 2022
This engagement area is to the extreme Austrian right, where Archduke Joseph Ferdinand’s group was going to launch into the Russian XVII Corps.
The Russians were not set up for defence and were actually on the move to the west to try and shore up the crumbling XIX, XXV and V Corps, who had been hard pressed on day one and had spent day two retreating along the line.
The action started early in the day with the Austrian 8th and 41st Honved Infantry Divisions launching a surprise attack into the Russian 3rd and 35th Infantry Divisions.
Here are few pictures from the game:
Monday, 22 August 2022
I found a scenario for the Battle Ramillies (the only one of Marlborough’s famous battles scaled for two players as opposed to four players - using the optional ‘Doubles’ rules).
The game was as fun as remember; however, whilst I had explained the rules I didn’t give my friend enough pointers on tactics as he was playing Marlborough and so needed to be pretty aggressive to win.
Here are a few photos from the game: