It’s been a while since my last post. It’s been a strange and disappointing year to say the least. To top it off, the holiday blues really hit me this year. There is no underlying reason other than the usual stress that occurs to most of us this time of the year. Anyway, I hope to be back in full swing come the new year. I am be hind a post or three.
One post was the conclusion of the siege game that my son and I played out. Well, my son got bored (he is 9 you know!) and cleaned it up before I could fully play out the rest solo. What I can tell you is that the Orcs managed to clear the lower areas save 1 hero. The tower was fully held by Gandalf and his hobbit protege. The reinforcements arrived at the earliest moment as I rolled a ‘6’ for the check on the first possible turn. On that very same turn, the surviving orc warbands both took a hit and both failed morale checks. I allowed one last warband to come on the field which is where I left it right before cleanup. Even with them coming in on the opposite side of the fort from where the Elves were entering the field, I don’t think they could have accomplished their mission.
I also prmised some picture of my Cracker Line, Langton and Old North State cavalry. Nice figures all of them! I still need to attach flags and then photograph them. In the previous article I moaned about how I miscounted my purchase and would have to buy still a bag or two more. Well, as it turns out, I didn’t miscount at all. One bag of 6 troopers had dropped from the shelf they were on into a box of books below. I only found them on accident while looking for something else. They all have been reprimanded for going AWOL like that but only a reprimand as I need them on the line to fight their Yankee foes.
Finally, I have a post in the works about Twilight of the Sun King, Father Aelred Glidden’s Horse and Musket rules both of which are based on rules by Stephen Simpson appearing in Wargames Illustrated. I’ve constructed my own version which most closely resembles the good Father’s set and includes modifications for most of the black powder periods.