Thursday, May 14, 2020

Take Two, ECW 1643



 Royalist initiative, Trained Horse advance across field 
 Royalist initiative, Artillery takes hit, while Raw Shot holds off Royalist advance
 Royalist initiative, though Parliaments Raw Shot offers strong resistance on the ridge
 Royalist initiative, as they overwhelm the ridge on turn 5
 Royalist initiative, Royalist Shot advances while Horse repositions itself to advance on the village.
Parliament initiative, and their Trained Shot bloodies the Royalist Horse Command before falling back through the village

A Royalist victory. With persistent Royalist initiative keeping pressure on raw troops in a precarious position, the Parliamentary force did well to delay the Royalist advance for as long as it did. And, there was no random event to shake things up.

                                                    Parliamentary Pike & Shot Units


Saturday, May 9, 2020

Another perspective on "the 1643 Battle of Ripple" ECW

Setting up the Minifig 15mms for a look at Alan Saunder's Battle of Ripple Field 1643 scenario using his English Civil War rules.

 Looking North of the village of Ripple
 Parliament troops 
 Parliamentary Cavalry 
 Royalist shot approach from the North
                                                                              Royalist cavalry


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Remembrance of things past, vol. 6


OMG, "Cosmic Encounter". I was privileged to play with the best players in the galaxy. And, of course there's the Krebikoff Gambit. 

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Remembrance of things past, vol. 4


In the days before Role Playing 8-) 



Saturday, April 25, 2020

Remembrance of things past, vol. 3

I was a member of the Toad Hall Fantasy Horde at its original location at 7th and Broadway in Rockford, IL. Learned a lot about "sword and sorcery" fiction from "Mad Ruthie".