|The Usual Supects...|
This is my report. For those with strong stomachs, you may clix pix for BIG PIX...
Above left, Robert, our current leader, engages in a fruitless attempt to organize the Penguins (always a good occasion for a gesture or two...). Charlie, in the handsome ski sweater to El Presidente's left, was handing out complimentary copies of his Napoleon's Rules of War Napoleonic miniatures rules that he had just published on Amazon (these had been in development with the club for several years). Above Right, in the baseball cap, fellow blogger Mark, of Mark D's Gaming Site, provides some adult supervision. Meanwhile, Kevin, recently relocated to these parts through the Federal Witness Protection Program, ducks the camera. Never fear, Kevin. Your secret is safe with us, Kevin!
As usual there were three games on tap for the evening's pleasure...
Fellow blogger AJ, of AJ's Wargaming Blog , ran an Iron Cross WWII game. You can find a more complete run-down of his game at his blog (also another report on the game night).
|AJ explaining the rules.|
|AJ's amazing scratch-built radar site for the game.|
A sampling of AJ's 15mm WWII figures in action.
For game #2, Phil hosted another WWII game, only this one was early war (French vs German armor).
|Phil setting up--as seen from the next table over.|
Some of Phil's Early War French Armor
|Ralph's Amazing 28mm ACW Figures.|
|The Confederate deployment: a solid wall of Gray!|
At this point, dear reader, I shall ask your indulgence as I relate the action on the Union Right, where I was heavily involved, and then the action on the Union Left, which will necessarily be of a more brief nature given my personal circumstances.
First, dear readers, my plan for the Union Right...
|...was to sit on the hills and shoot whatever came my way...|
|...sheer genius! How do I come up with these cunning strategems?|
|My bully Hoosiers waiting for trouble at the end of my line. It wouldn't be long in coming!|
Rob launches his division across the table...
|The Gray Wave Rolls Closer...|
|...And Closer, Until...|
|This Day, General Dice was serving on attachment with the Union Right, and the shootin' dice were rolling hot for my Boys in Blue (thankfully).|
|The smoke cleared to find the Secessionists swept from the Union Right.|
Meanwhile, on the Confederate Right...
|The massed Confederate Right Wing moves out...|
|General "Shaka" Earl's Impis of the Confederate Right Horn head for Charlie's command, the drumming of their assegais on shields filling the air. The call for ammunition was the last that was heard from the brigade at the end of the Union line there.|
|...But then Rob launched two key assaults that broke two of our units in the left/center and the Union cracked first! Oh, the humanity!|