Favorite AWI Blog's 2014

  • ECW Baroque - I never turn down the opportunity to wargame with John Maguire as I know we will be playing with some of the most beautifully painted figures. John Coll...
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VolleyFireVSFwargames

New for 2013 new adventures 1895 and Beyond
http://volleyfirevsfgames.blogspot.com/

Henry has introduced me to a new set of rules look here for new tales of these adventures.
IHNM - In Her Majesty's Name by Osprey

Volleyfiresupplydepot

My newly updated blog for supplies and painting tips gleaned from the web and my general surplus miniature selling page click on the link to take you to the new blog.
http://volleyfiresupplydepot.blogspot.com/

I now have joined the electronic age and have paypal and EBay auctions.

VolleyFireOverseas

This is a blog I set up to chronicle my adventures in wargaming overseas in Scotland in 2011 and to continue following particular games overseas that I enjoyed with my new friends in Edinburgh. I look forward to finally updating this with more pics soon.

http://volleyfireoverseas.blogspot.com/

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy
Les Grognards Blog "The sabre that Napoleon used at Marengo"

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals
Napoleon Mulling over his battle plan

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton
Quiet before the battle

Napoleon the morning of waterloo

More Iron Mitton Cartoons

More Iron Mitton Cartoons
Knock - Knock

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Civility in wargaming

Civility in wargaming

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Camden in PA Cornwalis and Webster against Gates

Using 28mm AWI - I briefly visited an excellent group of gamers who were doing an AWI action refight of Camden - Sadly no pictures but the command I had of Webster's died gloriously one battalion at a time including the 23rd foot, the 33rd foot and General/Colonel Webster was shot from the saddle dying gloriously defending the regimental flags from pesky vermin militia.
Interesting turn sequences using a named card for each player to decide turn sequence.
Game went fairly quickly. Was going to re introduce the PaWM group to Black Powder but events sadly produced circumstances that saw this Southerner return home via Gettysburg and Gatlinburg Smokies Double AA Chicago Cubs farm club park.

So Fathers Day will see the Black Powder game played with Kennesaw MTN gamers

PS I got lost so many times in PA - I was very happy to come home to the wide open spaces of my southern home.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Donnybrook Pirates at St Powders Cove

Excellent game on the third of May as we celebrated a birthday and played with a surprise set of rules (game was only disrupted by last minute packing but everyone was a trooper and it was fought to an excellent conclusion with the Pirate King almost killed his mistress but stumbled as he tried to fire the fatal shot. The Indian Whang Band escaped with the prisoner who will be ransomed at a later date - perhaps from inside the pirate cove for a split of the ransom? As the Governor will be raiding it to recover slaves and other prisoners and clear out the cove of pirate scalawags and scum. The Governor was late moving up to hold the mistress as he sadly depended on Militia to defend her honor!

Pictures of the game will be posted soon

 




 
 
Captain Stephen directing the assault across the bridge


 
Captain Danny Boy leads his merry band ashore






 
The Indian Chief  and the Pirate King prepare to do battle

 
Happy Birthday Daniel

 
John the game master - great scenario


 
The Indian Caribbea tribe skulks ashore

 
The Governor positioning his forces to repulse the attack from various quarters on the island

 
An exchange of musketry as the Governors forces show their mettle


 
The Bridge fight sends the pirates skid daddling for the ship

 
The Carribea Indians ambush the pirates

 
Defending the grave yard but "how do we load this cannon"?


 
More Pirates go to meet their maker

 
The chief leads his tribe to capture the rumored female pirate prisoner


 
The pirates fighting on the bridge

 
 
Despite being deserted by the towns militia the Governors daughter refuses to give up without a fight





 
FIVE attempts before the Governors daughter surrenders



Her lover tries to save her by shooting her but misses
 

 
The Native Carribean Indian player happy at a 600 doubloon win





 
The Well Dressed Pirate on his way to capture the booty

 
The Indians depart with there loot and captive to be ransomed later


 
They had a lot of loot to carry away from the island





 
See what awaits the captive in the next battle................