Tuesday, March 22, 2016

28MM Muskets and Tomahawks Weekend

This weekend I was away at Kirriemuir for a meeting of the League of Gentlemen Wargamers. I organised the French Indian War games which used Muskets and Tomahawks.

On the first day we had 6 2 player games setup and on the second day a single 6 player a side game on a 24 ft long table.  Overall it proved to be a French victory.

The games identified that we lacked certain troop types and that has given me another project for the coming year.  It was all very enjoyable - here are some photos.

View of the escape scenario game

Settlers must die scenario

West end of the big game - Kevin and Charles Snr

View over the big table - Steve Rimmer surveying the position

Peter Henderson's superb scratch built French fort

My British fort - by Stronghold

Outer defences of the British fort

French Indian amphibious assault on the outer defences of the British fort
Angus Konstam has written a fuller report on his blog at

Friday, March 4, 2016


Here are my photos from Wednesday nights Napoleonic game set in Spain using Black Powder rules.  I came up with the scenario and supplied all the 'French' and Portuguese troops while Hugh Wilson supplied the British infantry  and all the terrain.  The table we used was 12ft long and 5ft wide.  Dave O’Brien, Dave Mitchell, Ian Carter and Hugh commanded the allied troops while Bart Zynda, Tim Watson and I took charge of the French.

View from north of the field
The British had 8 line battalions incl 2 veterans, 2 rifle detachments, 3 Portuguese militia battalions, 2 light cavalry regiments and 2 guns.  The French had 12 line battalions incl 3 veterans, 2 light cavalry regiments and 4 guns. 

Portuguese militia defend allied far left flank
The French made some amazing command rolls in the centre which allowed them to quickly close with the enemy and break some British regiments. It looked as if the battle could be over by move four .  However eventually the Allies started to make more of a fight of it and slowed up the French on both flanks but could not stop them claiming a victory.

Bart has written a report of the game on his blog

French centre hits home on the British lines

Action on the British left- after Portuguese militia lose the flanking farm