Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Bemis Heights - first playtest

Well, first two playtests actually! The least said about the first, the better. Suffice to say that the advance of Poor's brigade against Fraser resembled the British attack on the 1st day of the Somme, with troops being mown down thanks to my awfu dice rolling resulting in virtually no saves. After 3 turns we decided to rewind and start again.

The sceond platest was much smoother for the Americans. Fraser put up stiff resistance but eventually the brigade broke and fell back. Morgan then turned up behind the British right flank to threaten one of the redoubts and to compound British misery, Learned's brigade came up in short order to add to the pressure. This still left the Americans with the task of defeating the Hessians lurking in the woods before considering the capture of the redoubts tha forms the victory conditions for the game.

We playedon for a few more turns, with the British and Hessians falling back from the woods to forms a defensive line based on their to redoubts and artillery. Time was getting on so we paused with the Americans emerging from the woods.

I'll pick up the situation for a solo game sometime in the next few weeks.

Overall the scenario worked well, but a few tweaks might be needed....

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