Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Northern Conspiracy August 2017 Game Night

Last Friday evening our club got together for our monthly game night. With a game day coming up that will be using Charlie's rules, Napoleon's Rules of War, I decided to take part in his game. Charlie's scenario was based on the Battle of Barrosa, March 5th 1811. Another excellent write up of the battle can be enjoyed at my friend Ed M's blog.

The deployment zones were arranged with one uniquely positioned. It was either a force to flank or be flanked. I had a 50/50 shot, and thought it looked interesting so I requested it. I was the flanking force of a French attack on an Anglo-Spanish column of march. Ed's Spanish were up against it having to defend one vs two against my flanking columns and Peter's division that was also driven through the woods.

Ed played the defence as best as could be managed considering the circumstances, but about mid game Peter and I had a crushingly effective round of shooting in those woods goring the defending Spanish. In the flank gap my lead screening battalion was destroyed by Ed's guns, but the columns behind it did their job and took the position.

This was a fun game, and Ed and Warren were consummate gentlemen in the loss. It was good to get more practice with NROW prior to the upcoming game day.

Other games run that I was only able to get a few photos of:

Michael B. ran a WWI game using Warlord's Bolt Action Rules.

Greg S. ran a 1799 Napoleonic skirmish game using Chosen Men rules.


DeanM said...

Great looking games, Alan. Reminds me how long it's been since I played Napoleonics as well as Bolt Action.

Carlo said...

Wonderful looking games AJ. I have lost some of my wargaming mojo so need to get back to my own NWS club to become enthused again.

Galpy said...

Looks like a fun night had by all very cool