Sunday, July 14, 2013

Flames of War game on 7-14-13

I finally got a game in of Flames of War. It has been awhile but I am happy I got a game in again after a few months from not playing it. Oh my poor russians got destroyed and I couldn't take and hold an objective.

Later after this game another person wanted to practice a Flames of War game so I played another small game after the 1750pt game. The second one was 780pts or so a side. It was a teaching game to explain why and what I was doing when we played. At least I got a victory on that one.  =)

Next week I hope to get a Muskets and Tomahawk game in.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Flames of War neglected

I have so neglected my Flames of War. I always feel like my army is incompleted, which it is. So perhaps next month I will dedicate some of my time on working on some flames of war miniatures. I think it is time to bring back the soviet hoard with some updated painting and clean up.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Roof with ridges coming along

The ridgeline is taking awhile, and it is now 5am and I should get some rest. I have to be up at 12 for an appointment at 1pm.

I am thinking I need to cap the top off cleanly or it will look bad on the table. No stove for these guys, I may add one later on but for now priority is to get this done and painted for next weekends game.

Ridges being placed and glued.
This was a challenging part of the project, I thought it would take me a short while. No luck of that happening.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The roof is almost done! ... and other thoughts

Between video games and watching TV shows online, I have made major progress for the roof of the Block House. I hope to get it all painted/stained up by tomorrow after my doctors appointment. I am worried the stain will not come out good but I am hoping it works perfectly and will post the final project with video and pictures here on my blog.

Almost finished
I went to one of the local hobby shops today called Other Realms. They have improved their layout and the store is well organized. On monday nights they have a open game tables for people to play. I haven't been there in ages but I found the terrain lacking in quality on the tables. I am thinking of playing some games up there sometime soon and hope to have enough terrain to make a good showing.

So my to do list of stuff I want done up.

1. Dirt Roads
2. Hills
3. Forest
4. Rough Ground
5. Fields (standing crops and open fields.
6. More miniatures done up.
7. walls and fences.

Muskets and Tomahawks game 6-24-13 Attack on the Block House

Attack on the Block House.

We had a game on Sunday of 415 points a side. We decided to pick scenarios that would fit with using the block house.

Sorry that some of the photos came out blurry, I will try to take better shots next time.

The Battlefield
Left Flank

Left Flank 2nd pic

Random Pic

British Regulars Marching up the road
The French are hold up in the Block House. With two units of french regulars with an officer in the building this may prove difficult to take. With support from a few indian units to the left and right of the regulars, we make our way into cover on the outskirts of the block house.

Our Left flanking units move.
Richard sends up some indians and Irregulars to move towards the house on the left. Attempting to slow them down are some french Irregulars.

Moving Forward on the left.

Indian supporting the irregulars


center moving

French reinforcements moving towards the left flank.

Form Line, Prepare to fire!!

I may have made a mistake.
I form a line with the left unit, pushed back from fire, after losing 4 good men.

Exchange of fire.
While Richard moves up the center Regulars in a loose formation. With support from bows from the woods we start to fire at the block house. Pat fires back with his French regulars from the building.

Irregular unit in supporting position
This was a reserve unit. Plus there is a regular office that arrived on the board also.

Advance at the double

French pushed back.

Somewhere on the right of the block house.
I start to fire from the stream banks at the block house. From all the shooting only two french regulars died from fire. Block houses are hard as nails to kill any enemy troops within.

Pushing Forward!

Our Great advance

1st duel
Random event, Duel. We treated it as, both men go towards each other till melee happens. We treated it as  other units unable to interfere with till the duel was over. Our mighty British officer wins!

Full charge from indians from the center and left.

Block house on fire!!
Amazing my indians are not thrown back from the fire from the block house, they all set fire to the building.

skrimings in and around the blue house.
This goes on for awhile where some of our british forces and the french forces jokey for position. A stalemate happens on the left.

Something strange happens once more. Duel with the officer from the block house and my indian war leader go at it. These random events don't seem so random anymore.

Facing off

I will show you how this is done!!!!

Both officers kill one another off.

crazy thing happens....
Losing their officer and the building on fire, the two units inside the building both roll 1 and start to pile out the building and get into a crushing exit all pile on one other in a little traffic jam.

pew pew pew

pew pew pew pew

pew pew pew pew again

End Game
Pat wins and the building doesn't completely burn to the ground. We all had fun and realize that giving an arc of fire my be in order for the block house. As it stands we used a 180 degree LOS from each side. with limited number of shooting slits the men inside the building had to move around to fire at the incoming enemy troops.
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