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IHNM - In Her Majesty's Name by Osprey


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Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy
Les Grognards Blog "The sabre that Napoleon used at Marengo"

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals
Napoleon Mulling over his battle plan

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton
Quiet before the battle

Napoleon the morning of waterloo

More Iron Mitton Cartoons

More Iron Mitton Cartoons
Knock - Knock

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Civility in wargaming

Civility in wargaming

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cimarron Springs Blackwater Gulch playtest

 Henry and I did our first 28mm playtest of a new skirmish game called Blackwater Gulch- similar to LOTHS in "structure" BWG is a rather simple game for Old West Skirmish. Without using the extra skills Henry and I ran a simple game to test movement, shooting and melee. Henry had a "Bordello Gang"  While My gang consisted of Union dismounted Cavalry with a couple of hired Mercenaries,
the mission was simple capture this western town from Southern Sympathizers and establish the rule of law. the Bordello Gang were affiliated with a loosely run band of Confederate Marauders displaced by the events of the recent Civil War. Ongoing conflict will include raiding Idian parties
as Union interests spread out of Texas into Arizona - New Mexico Territories.

Pics of the simple battle follow -

I traded for an Out house for Henry so he would have the first official "building" for his town -
Henry has the more appropriate out house - I really should paint my red one a more appropriate color
even if I leave the "snow on its roof.

not pictured is the Indian Agent building I traded for that will cause much concern for the towns folk as Reservation indians from different tribes come to collect their "government rations and supplies"
Cowboys vs Aliens will feature the new Yellow Hawk tribe not pictured
 but looked awesome repainted with the vallejo brown wash.

Course of this skirmish saw excellent shooting of Captain Falkirk and his unit of Union troopers with the help of a couple of hired guides and mercenaries, putting the hurt on the Durand Gang as they tried to loot the town of supplies and mine payroll.
Watching lots of old westerns lately has given me lots of ideas for names, etc of future gaming characters for this interesting Wild West Gane. Also not pictured is the rail line spur recently established by the CN & N Fargo Mining Company over disputed Indian lands surely to put the tribes on the warpath

One rule - in order to have special skills a figure must be fully painted and shaded.

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