Favorite AWI Blog's 2014

  • ECW Baroque - I never turn down the opportunity to wargame with John Maguire as I know we will be playing with some of the most beautifully painted figures. John Coll...
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VolleyFireVSFwargames

New for 2013 new adventures 1895 and Beyond
http://volleyfirevsfgames.blogspot.com/

Henry has introduced me to a new set of rules look here for new tales of these adventures.
IHNM - In Her Majesty's Name by Osprey

Volleyfiresupplydepot

My newly updated blog for supplies and painting tips gleaned from the web and my general surplus miniature selling page click on the link to take you to the new blog.
http://volleyfiresupplydepot.blogspot.com/

I now have joined the electronic age and have paypal and EBay auctions.

VolleyFireOverseas

This is a blog I set up to chronicle my adventures in wargaming overseas in Scotland in 2011 and to continue following particular games overseas that I enjoyed with my new friends in Edinburgh. I look forward to finally updating this with more pics soon.

http://volleyfireoverseas.blogspot.com/

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

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pirates - Sharp Practice in the Caribbean

Saturday Special Shrimp on the Cutlass - Pirates raid St Powder Springs along Sweetwater River
Pirate Brawl over the curse of Aztec Gold  - Sound Familiar?
Natives were restless as well!
To save time the table served as the Pirate map for treasure
From SEWSC Pirates
 
OR
 
From SEWSC Pirates

Sharp Practice Pirate Game went well , we got in 8 to 10 turns - John  "Morgan" the visiting gamemaster (VG) finished third with three broken crews , and constant ambuscades by hiding natives harried him as he approached the hidden treasure on his map. He did capture  portion of the Cursed Aztec treasure of the Black Pearl, Almost forgot it in his hurry to get back to the ship (thought the skeleton pirate crew recruits he garnished would have given him a clue on that curse of the treasure) The Ottoman Corsairs under Stephen Sulleyman garnished most of the treasure. and the main militia supply of ammunition. Captain Radzig Barbossa and Commodore Norrington kept the VG busy, while the Pious Catholic Captain Redbeard 5th rate snuck past and barely boarded the Red Scorpion just beating out one of the VG crews trying to secure the ship for the Capitan and his Aztec Gold. This crew just trotted up in hot pursuit and watched in vain as the Red Scorpion lifted anchor and pushed off leaving them behind.  Pyrrhic Victory as the Captain Redbeard has now declared himself an independent privateer! Especially after Barbossa was wounded seriously that he could only partially influence his remaining crew and Captain Redbeard the younger died with his portion of the crew.

 
The Natives finished fourth having caused a lot of minor casualties
 and a general nuisance of themselves.

UPDATE: In the course of the clean up effort after the pillaging by the know infamous Black Pearl - A wounded pirate was found on the beach from the Captain John's crew, pending trial - he will either go to the gallows or be impressed into the Kings Navy. Captain RedBeard Pappelis has offered to ransome him the royal governor is considering this possibility as well.

Friday, February 14, 2014

VALENTINES DAY 2014 - Friendly fire casualty

Happy Valentines Day from the Frozen Tundra of Georgia
- this is what happens when Cupid strays into a friendly fire zone-