She surprised me today by saying "You want to play a wargame, instead?"
I hardly needed to fake a heart attack.
I chose my French and Indian Wars game as she might relate to it as she enjoys the "Last of the Mohicans" movie. She picked the French as she said, "then I can affect a silly French accent!"
The quick scenario was for the New Jersey Regiment of Provincials to escort a wagon of whiskey (yes, my scenarios always seem to involve the wagon of booze...) to the fort defended by a few New York Independent companies while the French allied natives and a few French-Canadien militia try to prevent the delivery and capture the wagon.
The terrain of all forest favoured the Natives as the Provincials feared the deep woods. While the French commander had little idea of deployment in the forest (her military background that only being married to the General du Maison) but slowly understood the situation and had her forces finally defeat the provincials and abscond with their prize.
|The natives halt the Provincials advance. The length of stick is a set measure of 6". All troops types move at either 4, 6 or 9" depending on their location. Part of the simplicity of the rules, based roughly on the DBA model.|
|This element of Provincials and Quebec militia continued an uneven shooting duel across the creek for the entire battle.|
|'Conquest' figures (now 'Warlord')|
|the capture of the unguarded wagon.|