Friday, 26 February 2010

Guilford Courthouse

I dusted off my 28mm AWI collection this week and staged a refight of the AWI battle of Guilford Courthouse at the club. I took the Americans after Laurence opted for the British in his first game using the Black Powder rules.

The game fitted nicely on to a 6 x 8 foot table, and played through in around 2 hours with a nice tight finish. The scenario I worte needs a very small amount of tweaking to toughen up the American 2nd line, but otherwise the game seemed to follow history pretty well. I think the balance of special rules used for each troop type was about right, although I think we forgot to apply the Steady rule on a couple of occasions.

Thumbs up to Black Powder!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Slow start to 2010

What can I say? Bad weather then a bout of tonsilitis means I haven't got much done on the wargaming front. I haven't even made it to the club since before Christmas.

Hopefully things are looking up. I have a week off next week for the kids half-term and then I can get back into the swing of things with some gaming on my Wednesday nights.

Part of the problem is probably not having a big gaming project at the moment, so I'm not forced to get to my painting table every night - a pleasant luxury, as I donlt have any studying on at the moment either.

I have made progress with basing Phil's horde of 6mm napoleonics, so I hope to get those finished while I'm off. I hate having other people's stuff in the queue. After that, there is some writing of rules and stuff that I want to get done over the next few months before I hit the paint again. There is a plan, honest!

It'll be Partizan before we know it...