Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Granny Grate Orcs versus Dwarves WARG 1.4

Lost Mine


          The two sides advance with the Dwarven leader reaching the mine first.

The Dwarves attempt to secure the mine, but their right flank seems out of touch.
                                            Both sides trade casualties
   The Dwarves seem to have secured the mine at the expense of their right flank. 
The Dwarves continue to hold the mine, but have taken heavy casualties in doing so. 
                       The Dwarven casualties mount further as they try to hold on. 

A Victory for the Orcs & Goblins at the Lost Mine.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Portable WARG 1.3

 Alexander's Macedonians versus Darius III's Persians

         Alexander has trouble mobilizing his troops and the Persians pounce

Alexander's Heavy Cavalry "bloodies" the Persian Scythed chariots

Alexander's Heavy Cavalry eliminates the Persian Scythed Chariots, while his regular Cavalry assaults the Persian light infantry on the right flank

The Macedonian cavalry eliminates the Persian light infantry on the right
Not the Persian's day, as Alexander's Pikes inflict casualties to the Persian Spears in the middle and the Macedonian Pikes and Cavalry sandwich and eliminate Persian Spears on the right.

                                      The Persians begin their retreat. 

A victory for Alexander

Portable, yes. The board is 11 1/4 inches by 11 1/4 inches and the armies fit into 2 4 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch by 1 inch photo trays.

Bonus closeup photos of some of the armies. Please notice the shields 8-)

Alexander's Heavy Cavalry and Pikes

Persian Scythed Chariots on left, Spears in the middle, and Darius III's elite Chariots on the right. 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Back to Iltor dungeon (3)

 Yes, Winks took 4 lightning bolts, nearly back to back, from the Troll Magi Chieftain and had one very badly singed beard 8-) And, not one, but 2 Troll Magi (thanks Michael Shorten for the idea)  



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Return to Iltor dungeon during a Hurricane


OMG, a Troll Magi ...... Run away !!!
                                             to fight another day !!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Solo D&D ?

 What ? Solo D&D (tm) are words I never thought I would utter. But, then I never imagined using the word COVID, either.  So here's a look at my solo effort at a fantasy role playing game. For now, let's call it, "1 4 adventure".  

Disclaimer: Nothing compares to a great fantasy role playing game being played around a full table of players !!

Here is an outcome of a recent solo adventure:

Always beware of free loot, even after you have safely disarmed and opened the chest !


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

WARG 1.1 Playtest

Time to playtest our WARG (Wednesday Afternoon Retired Gamers) 1.1 rules with Ancient armies from Eldoria (Frank, top of photo) and Sciatica (myself, bottom of photo).

              Sciatica's flanks advance, though some hesitation from their general.

                      Eldoria's Heavy foot dispatch the light horse of Sciatica
                                  Sciatica's Bows rake the Heavy Infantry of Eldoria
The Bows and Heavy foot of Sciatica force the Eldorian general and heavy foot into a series of retreats. As night fell, the Elite spear joined in the Eldorian retreat.


          Eldorian: 5 heavy foot (general), 1 Elite spear  (23)

          Sciatica: 4 heavy foot (general), 2 Bows, 1 light cavalry  (20)

Sciatica Heavy Foot
                                                   Eldorian Heavy Foot

                                                     Sciatica Bow

On to WARG 1.2    


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Gettysburg, day 3, southern end of the "fish hook" - hypothetical

  What if... Lt. General Longstreet supported Pickett's Charge with an attack at the southern end of the "fish hook" on Cemetery Ridge ?  Let's find out using an adapted version of  Bob Cordery's "Portable Wargame" system without the squares.   Please click on the photos to enlarge.

Units involved are: Maj. Gen. David Bell Birney, who just assumed command of the 3rd Corps, and his 1st division supported by several artillery batteries. 
                               4 brigades (Lang, Wilcox, Wright and Mahone) from Anderson's 1st division, 3rd Corps (A.P. Hill) assisting Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws and his 2nd division of Longstreet's 1st Corps. 

Stepping off ...

Stirring music and the sound of cannon

           More stirring music and more cannon fire

           Stirring music, musket & rifle fire and the constant roar of the cannon 

Poor dice rolls in close combat dooms the Confederate assault on Cemetery Ridge.
The PA 114th holds.

Maj. Gen. McLaws was severely wounded by cannon fire in early action. The Union barely held on for the slimmest of victories. 

A fun time at the Wednesday Afternoon Retired Gamers (WARG) get together.