Hi everyone, I have several names, Gitface, shitbag, Evil Umpire but I'm better known as Postie, obviously that's not my real name.....or is it??? I am the General in charge of a rough looking bunch of lunatics otherwise known as Posties Rejetcs, Ray's been on at me for ages to do a post on his blog, so just to shut him up I thought I'd give it a go. Personally I don't own a computer and I'm completely out of my depth with all this technology stuff, give me pen and paper anyday!! Anyway on with the show!!!
Its Blog-Con weekend Ray, Fran and Lee were away in Nottingham for the weekends fun and frolics, so I decided to put on a small skirmish game for some of the other poor Rejects, Smiffy, Dave and John.
I been working on a simple set of French Indian War skirmish rules for some time, that are not too technical and don't rot my brain, but give a fun game.
I chose the sides Smiffy played the settlers while John commanded the Canadian Militia and Indians and Dave had Coureur de Bois and Indians, with a separate force in canoes as reinforcements.
Smiffy has most of his settlers in the newly built Fort Haste, stragglers are still arriving at the Fort after a warning of a Warparty in the vicinity. Luckily a small force of Rangers was in the area at the time of the alarm and have stopped to help out the poor settlers. The settlers plan is to survive!
The French Indians plan is to capture and kill all the settlers who have invaded their territory.
Smiffy moves some stragglers over the river, who get stuck mid-stream due to a bad die roll.
The settlers look on worryingly as the wagon gets stuck in the stream.
Meanwhile at the far end of the table John's troops gradually make their way across
the table towards the fort.
Dave's troops are also heading across the table towards the Fort, these are Redoubt Indians.
Smiffy decided to send out his small party of Rangers to help out the stuck wagon, also a lone pistol armed straggler makes his way back to safety.
John throw well for the Indian reinforcements which arrived 1st turn!
Smiffy was not amused!!!!
Ma Clampet takes a pot-shot at the Indians from the back of the wagon!
Dave's Coureur de Bois move as fast as they can to try and capture
the wagon, that is still a long way off!
The wagon free's itself from the rivers clutches but at the same time the Indians have landed
and are eager to capture or kill the occupants of the wagon.
Dave's Indians are running as fast as they can, to try and get some action!
John's Indians ford the river.
Smiffy's Ranger patrol, are still trying to help ma Clampet at the river.
The Rangers give fire at any Indian that shows himself, but unfortunately Smiffy couldn't hit a damn thing!
Dave's troops search the houses for any lurking settlers and see if they can find some booty.
Ma Clampet succumbs to a tomahawk blow in the head, well she was screaming!! And the Indians capture lunch, Daisy the cow! The orange markers mean the figures are reloading.
Another shot of Dave's troops swarming through the settlement, the buildings are the newish 4Ground Colonial settler dwellings and are rather nice! I don't like them horrid brown bits on the roof, I'm going to try and sort that out later.
Aha! Dave's Indian finds a ladder, he thinks it may come in handy for the attack on the Fort.
What's left of the Rangers fall back to the safety of the Fort, firing as they retire, hence the puffs of smoke!
"Oh Damn!" said John, he didn't really say that, but I couldn't possibly repeat the words he used !!
The problem was John just realised he left one of his French Militia at the start line
and we were 6 turns into the game by now. Ha ha ha!
The captured wagon moved forward and was being used as cover!
As a great round of fire, where Smiffy missed absolutely every shot, he even missed
the horse pulling the wagon!!! Poor chap!
The Indians head for the main gate of the Fort covered by the Wagon.
More troops arrive ready for the assault on the fort shooting as they arrive.
John's French Militia approach the left side of the fort and exchange fire with the defenders.
Blimey its getting crowded here!!! As Dave masses his forces for the assault!
The assault is well under way, even the Indian with the ladder made it to the fight!
Them pesky Injuns are everywhere!
The Indians have stormed over the walls and make it into the fort, they quickly over run the last remaining defenders scalping and murdering as they go.
The game went to the wire if the Indians had not killed or captured the last settlers this turn, due to their heavy casualties they would have been forced to retreat, thus losing the game. But they didn't as Dave had some very lucky dice rolls, which one the French and Indians the game.
Dave (Indian's and Coureur de Bois), Smiffy ( Settlers) and John French/Canadian Militia and Indians.
I hope they enjoyed the game as I hope you enjoyed my first foray into Blogging
PS Ray typed this out as I dictated the battle report, as I'm an illiterate Git!!!
Ray said that not me!