Thursday, July 11, 2019

Race to the Potomac

Playtesting Rick's Simple rules with a brigade size scenario based on the insurgents retreat from Gettysburg with the very generous donation of goods from the farmers of central Pennsylvania.

Union deployment
The Confederacy

                                      Dismounted cavalry fire on each other on the flank
Confederate brigade supply train is turned back from their effort to reach the Potomac.

Rules need some fine tuning and the scenario needs additional work. But, a very enjoyable evening !

Will be using playing card activation next time, as all that rain and mud caused a lot of Regimental failure to activate.  

Thursday, June 6, 2019


"Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l’automne
Blessent mon cœur
D’une langueur
     Monotone."    Paul Verlaine

Saturday, May 25, 2019

In Memory of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops

                                                   23rd Headquarters Special Troops

To those who served and to the power of imagination !!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Battle of Breitenfeld (1631) 30 Years War

                                         Imperialists                                            Swedes

   Our scenario is the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631)  using paper soldiers from  the Junior General website .

                         Imperial initial artillery, 3 hits          Swedish artillery opens with 3 hits also

                                               Imperial cavalry is destroyed on both flanks

                                        Tilly's Imperial Tercios face the advancing Swedes
                        The Imperial Tercio in the center is destroyed. Divide and conquer.

                                             A victory for King Gustavus Adolphus !

And no one was thrown out a window.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Rebels & Patriots at Lament Ridge

We used Frank's AWI/Rev War Paper Armies on a 2 foot by 2 foot board using Osprey's Rebels and Patriots rules.

 The British Grenadiers hesitate to enter the battle
 British commander and line troops seize the high ground and Lights hold the road.
 Game ended with a sudden rain storm

                                  British commander claims his increased honor

A fun and easy to learn set of rules for Black Powder era.   

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Quatre Bras

Adapting the Quatre Bras scenario and rules from the Junior General website using the 1998 (kneeling shakos) Risk armies (No Paint Armies).

Looking South as the French approach

Allies deploy 
French and Allied reinforces arrive with little delay
The Prince of Orange pushes forward in the Center before withdrawing
Brunswickers and British hold on their left flank 
Brunswickers hold firm on left while Allied artillery destroys the French center 
Marshal "I'm" Ney fails to gain the cross roads at Quatre Bras. An Allied victory. 

The French failure to make morale checks before charging proved to be their downfall while the Allied artillery consistently hit their targets with withering fire.