A long layoff

December 29, 2016

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.

 

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