Sunday, 29 March 2015

GCH at Cannon - the game

Some photos of the action:

The British advance across the fields:
...and engage the militia:
Foot guards engage Lee's legion:
The British eventually storm the fence line:
The Royal Welch Fusiliers enter the woods:
As do the Guards:
Kirkwood's Delaware company stages a fighting withdrawal:
The Guards find Lee's legion a tough nut to crack:
...and the game wins a prize!

We played the game through the day. The British found it tough going but ground onwards. When we called a halt there was still hard fighting with the Virginians in the woods.

The rules (my own with some similarities to Fire & Fury) played well and gave historically plausible results. The militia did seem to get the rub of the green today however, thanks to rolling quite a lot of 5s and 6s whereas the British seemed to get a lot of 2s and 3s. 

All in all a LOT of fun. Thanks to Laurence for putting up with another rules experiment :-)


Mike A said...

Amazing looking game :)
Congratulations on the award, too!

Dan Jarvis said...

Excellent stuff Steve,
Really enjoyed the updates of this project.

Cheers Dan.

Jonathan Freitag said...

That is a good looking game.
Share more about the mechanisms of your rules and how they impacted the game play.

Laurence Baldwin said...

Had a great time playtesting the latest Bloodybacks incarnation :-)

Steve said...

Hi Jonathan

The rules are heavily adapted from "Fire and Fury" with a lot of changes in factors to make them more suitable for the C18th. I have replaced casualty removal with the accruing of hits (some of which can be recovered). They also use a d6 rather than a d10.

There's nothing complex about them, but on a first run-out they seemed to do the right things.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

What a fantastic spectacle!