Saturday, 31 March 2012

ECW Game

Think I've gone a bit berserk with the piccies, apologies on the quality of some, taken on the Mem-Sahib's camera phone, pics show the initial table set-up before Tony and I got to grips, table 10 feet X 5 feet, just under 1000 figures, Les Higgins  ( some on S Range horses), Hinton Hunt, S range and a few Hinchcliffe and Revell.  First day we used Charles Wesencraft's rules from his "Practical Wargaming" book, these worked extremely well ( well, I would say that seeing how my Parlimentarians won), we played the game over 7/8 hours, had massed cavalry scrap, units flying and dying all over the place, Royalist artillery died at their guns, I was able to outflank the Royalist left wing ( took a hell of a long time to get into position), most enjoyable game against an excellent opponent . Second day charged the layout and fought with Victory without Quarter rules, 15 units a side and again a hard fought battle with, dare i say it, yet another Parlimentarian victory, fight was extremely fierce with me ending up with only 5 viable units and Tony with 3 kind of hurt, Tony will be putting his view and assessment of the games on his blog "Prometheus in Aspic"

Royalist commanders conference

 Royalists certainly needed the above conviences!!

 Parlimentarian Command group

 Royalist Dragoons (Hinton Hunt)

 S Range Scots Lancers
 Scots Infantry

 Hey Fred, do you regret volunteering for the "Forlorn Hope"

 Losers of duels ended up in the stocks!!

 Figures above are Rose ECW

above Tumbling Dice Cuirassiers
 the winning General!!

 above Hinton Hunt Royalist Generals

Buildings from various sources, most tents from the old Atlantic US Camp set, some trees by Merit