I apologize for the lack of updates, it has been a busy summer, with gardening, camping, a cruise in July, and general family skulduggery. As Mrs. Tin Man is a teacher, our summer's get pretty busy.
|I did get the awesome print for Father's Day of General Gordon himself! It hangs proudly in the game room.|
Last weekend, Tom was kind enough to drive up for my first game of Black Powder with my 6mm Napoleonic troops. In short, I really enjoyed the rules and think it gave a fast, but good game. Nothing illogical happened, and the command rolls added a nice level of tension.
We played on my new 3' x 4' table, at 1/3 scale, which worked pretty well. Infantry battalions in line had a n 80mm frontage (with 32 figures), a single infantry move was 4" and musket range was 6". We played down the long axis of the table, which was the equivalent of a 9' by 12' table at normal scale!
|During game prep, Bear the wargaming kitty registers his disdain, I think he is a 28mm chauvinist...|
- Avant Garde Brigade:
- Two battalions of Grenzers (in skirmish order)
- Two battalions of Light Cavalry (Hussars)
- Two Infantry Brigades, each consisting of:
- 4 x Line Battalions
- 1 x Position Battery
All entered in column on Tom's end of the table.
|Tom sets up as I prepare to feel the full fury of the Hapsburg's!|
- 2 x Infantry Brigades
- 3 x Battalions of Line Infantry
- 1 x Battalion of Light Infantry (in skirmish order)
- 1 x Foot Battery
- 1 x Light Cavalry Brigade
- 3 x Regiments of Hussars
Things started heating up on my left flank, as the Grenzers moved to assault the light battalion in the wood. They would drive me out eventually, but at the loss of one of the Grenze battalions breaking.
On my right / Austrian Left, I had left my artillery battery exposed, which Tom, nicely took advantage of and sent his Hussars charging in! He needed 3+ to hit, and when he rolled his attack dice, he rolled all 3's... Needless to say, my battery was wiped out. Lesson learned, don;t leave artillery hanging out by itself, unsupported.
|What are the chances? 1 in 46,656...|
Thanks Tom for a great game, and I cannot wait for a rematch!