I thought a nice change would be using my 28mm, mostly Front Rank minis, French and Indian Wars collection. Simple DBA style home-brew rules on a small table obtaining a quick result but with interesting tactical choices.
|Hey, two on one. No fair! The Indian miniatures are Conquest (now Warlord ).|
|Natives in the forest|
|my home-built fort with some provincials within on parade.|
|Built specifically to fit into the corner of the table. The effect without the 'footprint' as it were|
We played two games with the same scenario, each of us taking the other side but with our own pick of troop types. In the first game he took the British and the escort. In the second, I had that privilege to protect it from the French or their Indian friends.
|DaveB making a face at his tactical situation holding up my "five minute background board" While I am not much of an artist, I probably could do better.....|
|A native war band caught in the open by the British.|
|Umm, guys, you might just look to your left..... a native war band bursts forth from the depths of the woods. I play this game with lots of blinds and random command rolls. Makes for unpredictable action.|
Other than the task to remember the tactical modifiers, the game flows well enough and can be played on a very small table even with 28mm and to good effect I think.
Game Note: DaveB had his Natives try to capture the wagon but I did put in a small combat factor for baggage defence accounting for wagoneers, women with pistols, accompanying troops etc. Well these fought off DaveB's Red Boys (the dice really...). With a wonderful accent he gave the excuse that "Shee wasth a big wohman witsh a pan, eh!"