ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH
Or Close Up the Wall with our English Lead (See what I did there?)
Here's a few pics of my most recent try at Polemos's Chosen Men, Well Disposed game for my collection of Baccus 6mm Marlburians. And, once again, the opening moments of the Battle of Oudenarde, 1708.
Next up: Daniel Boone and a couple hundred of his closest friends are about to larn the Shawnees a little lesson in neighborliness using my own ever-evolving rules "A Dark and Bloody Ground". Also known as "Cowards Don't Come to Kentucky". (They're drinkin' bourbon by the batch....)
Saturday, September 2, 2017
This battle saw a little bit of everything, except Hero creation which is meant to be rare -- even though this battle in history saw three Medal of Honor winners. It also saw three Courts Martial, which is the reason for my orders rules.
Anyway, let's get this party started.
Overall, things went pretty well. It's hard to know what lessons can be taken away from this. Egan got so unbelievably lucky, with two 20 rolls at crucial times. Without those, I don't think he could have survived. Once the US command came together, though, they made pretty short work of the Indians. Next time, I think I'll try to make a stand on the west side of the village, giving them an avenue of quick escape.