Having been away from wargaming for 3 weeks on vacation in Spain I caught up this week with visits to two clubs.
On Monday I went to Falkirk and District Wargames club at Grangemouth and watched a 15mm SYW game of Maurice. In this game a better trained Prussian force was attacking an Austrian force holding a line of low hills.
|Prussian left wing advances|
|Prussians attack the hill|
On Thursday I went to the SESWC in Edinburgh and played in a 28mm game of IN HER MAJESTY’S NAME. Colin Jack provided the figures and scenario and the buildings were the clubs. This was our first attempt with these rules so we only used 2 companies of adventurers. Campbell Hardie and I commanded the Servants of Ra whilst Colin and Mr Ray Neal commanded Princess Victoria’s Lifeguard Hussars. As often in a Colin game this is an entirely female unit.
|Professor Abir and his minions of evil|
Though the Servants of Ra had mystical powers and talents their low grade cultists proved incapable of withstanding the accurate carbine fire of the Hussars. At the end of the game though we had disposed of Princess Victoria we were left with a tiny force around Akhenaton and Prof Abir and declared the game a victory for the Hussarettes.
It was enjoyable and we will try it again with a company per player. I am busy studying the rules to see what we missed.
|Princes Victoria's Life Guard Hussarettes|