Myself and fellow Reject, Gentleman Richard decided in inflict a game of Beneath the Lily Banner 2 on two other Rejects, Postie and Fran. Postie's played before but Fran's a BLB virgin.
Both Luxembourg and William III are manoeuvring for advantage. Neither wants to be stalled with 2 rivers impeding their progress. Both commanders seeking a strategic advantage have sent a vanguard to capture both river crossings. Thus simultaneously denying the enemy main armies and ensuring their own line of march and significant advantage in the campaign in Flanders. There were conditions in the setup:
1. The Infantry must deploy in front of the Cavalry.
2. The Cavalry must start in column.
3. The woods were impassable.
4. All retreating units must head for their bridge.
5. No commander may be Plodding.
6. Dragoons start in column on the bridge mounted.
Control both bridges. Get a regt or squadron on the opposing bridge without the enemy doing the same.
Fran - Prins Hendrik Casimir - Skilful
Ray - George Frederik Graf van Waldeck-Pymont - Competent
Richard - Justin McCarthy Viscount Mountcashel, Competent
Postie - Jules de Noailles - Competent
We had to finish the game there, as it was getting late. I certainly learned a few things about the tactics of the game. Both my, but especially Fran's dice throwing abilities were open to question. I don't think Fran threw above a 3 for melee, firing and morale throughout the game, which told in the end.
We all enjoyed the game apart from Fran, who didn't like the rules, for some reason???? But you can't make a judgment on a set of rules after only playing them once, especially if you've thrown bad dice for the whole of the game. Posties thinking about keeping his 25mm Sedgemoor figures, though they're gonna need rebasing to fit in with the rules.
And as my pal Fran has let the cat out the bag in his post today, yes it is my
birthday today....44 years young, but still 8 years old in my heart!!!!