Wednesday, October 16, 2013

EWG Club Night October 15

We had 10 guys out at the club last night with three games running. I hosted Scott in a NWMP game using the For Honor and Glory rules (DBA activation and CCA-style movement and combat). The scenario was that a NWMP patrol was ambushed on the way to Fort Whoop-Up by some locals.

As the locals were of the hit-and-fade, they needed some big hitters to even out the odds so look who decided to cross the border to help out. tsk, tsk.

We played three games, with the NWMP supply convoy winning twice and the indians/cavalry team winning once. You can see a lone gatling gun trying to pick off some fellows (wisely) hiding in the woods. The rules seemed to work s now I'll paint up a few troops and maybe think through a more historical scenario.

It took awhile to master the use of the indians, but Scott eventually managed to win with them by throwing out a pair of pincers, splitting my force and then using hit better activation to whittle down my units through volume of fire. Below you can see one attempt at flanking in the foreground.

Dan and Neil played a game of Battlelore.

Dave hosted Andy, Bruce and Jonathan in a game of Memoir '44 (it was a hex-themed night apparently).

 And Terry hosted Gord and Chen in a game of Zombicide.

Up next: I have some 1/72-scale ancient Indian cavalry and chariots that are block painted. Now onto the detailing! Maybe this weekend if the weather turns sour.


fireymonkeyboy said...

Looking forward to the Indians. DBA, or is this a bigger project?


Bob Barnetson said...

The indians will (eventually) be used for CCA (either as indians versus Alexander or maybe as allied troops for successor armies). I got these in trade so it is a hodge-podge of cavalry, two chariots, four archers and a handful of foot. But it is a manageable hodge-podge and, once painted, I can discard the box they came in and feel like I accomplished something!