Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Mainly I was testing a system of forcing Infantry units to dice (a Morale test of sorts) to charge other Infantry in the Open which seems in keeping with our understanding of Seven Years War engagements.
Whilst it means another dice roll it does seem to work ok with higher Moral level types being potentially more aggressive and Militia types corresponding less so.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
I fielded Russians against Stephen's Prussians.
We have I think the Seven Years War modifications we use are pretty much honed to how we like things now thereby leaving us to simply fight the battle.
I just could not pass a Break Test today and Stephen was able to save the bulk of any hits I inflicted and I never managed to roll a single 6 in shooting to cause a Disorder (is that even possible !!??).
Still another excellent game with these fast play rules.
They may lack some of the 'nitty gritty' of other sets but they do give plausible outcomes with minimal tweaking and lower complexity rules overhead.
Maybe its a consequence of getting older but simpler seems more fun now than complex ?
And their right wing
Prussian left wing occupies ploughed fields
Russian centre and right
Russian left wing anchored in town
Russian initial set up
Contest for central town ensues
Action on Russian left
Monday, August 03, 2015
Been a long while since we played this but due to its overall ease of play and low rules overhead we got back into it fairly easily.
Forgot how high the casualty rates can be but still a fun nights gaming.
Saturday, August 01, 2015
I used Prussians against the Austrians.
Very slick and quick system to use especially the movement and command but as previously we found the Hit/Morale system just way to 'bloody' (even with somewhat toned down version of latest play sheet) with units being reduced to 'Done For' status tout suite.
Certainly very decisive gaming but maybe just too much so for us.
We will use our own version of Hit Chart I suspect once rules are available.
Phone photos again (really must try to remember camera !)