So we started by playing the Battle of Falkirk. If one is familar with the 1745/46 campaigns, one will know it is not a victory by the British. The rules are that of my own creation and are based on a 'pip system' much like DBA but all actions by units require pips which are allocated to the player - and usually not enough should the player's opinions be expressed! However that is the command element and makes the player think about things, what!
I will not bore you with the details but the British did lose that game.
We had time for another, so I set up the Battle of Culloden. To recreate the better performance by the British infantry, I increased their class from 'B' to 'A' with the result that indeed the Highland charges were defeated.
|bird's eye view of the initial deployments for the Battle of Culloden. I only use the first line of British regiments; the Highlanders have a hard enough time of it already!|
|the death of Bonnie Prince Charlie|
A good night, the rules withstood two new players to them without any changes (!) I guess I can put the Jacobite box away for another four years or so. Another big sigh.
Please be kind-hearted about the quality of the painting. It was done many years ago while I was having very bad back problems. I was eating prescription painkillers like they were peanuts and the only position I was ever comfortable was on my stomach on the floor with my right leg in a very odd angle. Thus positioned, I propped myself on my elbows and could paint these armies. Needless to say, once posed I was loath to move and so could spend the necessary hours painting lace and tartans.
|The 44th Foot with those damned cast-on flags (Hallmark? 15mm)|
The bases were sized with another rule set in mind and the storage containers I have and so are designed thus.
|A 'regiment' of Highlanders. I believe these to be again Hallmark Miniatures (15mm)|