For the second game with Jon since restrictions were eased here in GHQ I rearranged the table from the previous ACW game with Phil, incorporating the latest terrain tile he's kindly made for us. The game is the fictional War of 1812-15 Battle of Walton's Acre with Jon as Lord Walton commanding the Anglo-Canadian army and yours truly as General 'Mere Marching' Bykleigh leading the the American forces. It has to be said right away that mere marching was largely beyond the American infantry! The game lasted only 7 of the alloted 12 turns and then largely only because my Saving Throws were exceptionally good, which is far, far more than can be said about my Command Rolls!!!
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
The Battle of Walton's Acre
Despite a thrashing of epic proportions I really enjoyed the game and not just for the good company and banter. Black Powder never fails to deliver the combination of uncertainty and the unexpected which we feel accurately recreates the fog of war for commanders at all levels in the army. Next up on Monday should be an AWI game, with yet another tweak to the existing table layout. Meanwhile it's on with painting the Pendawar Grenadiers and the first of the British Light Dragoons for my Pendawar project!