More games this week... nothing last week though as we were off in Glasgow for a very hectic week for the 1st time since Lockdown.
This weeks big game was a Napoleonic scrap at Eric The Shed's (I'm sure there will be a fuller write up there soon. EDIT - Eric's write up has now been posted HERE ). This 3 player game pitched 2 Allied forces against the French who were firmly entrenched in a small town. The French positions were initially concealed with a few blanks thrown in to cause confusion. I took command of the Portuguese, backed up with the 95th Rifles, while Glen led the rather superior British troops. Eric had charge of the French (this was all decided by dice rolls at the start of the game)
|The brave Portuguese march (slowly) towards the town|
The British led a spectacular charge straight through the town which had the potential to be a game winner... unfortunately this led them under the barrels of the artillery who caused devastation. But it almost worked...
|The brave British cavalry charge through the town into a hail of musket and cannon fire|
|The Portuguese and French cavalry clash and, as usual, both end up exhausted and ineffective|
|The British throw everything at the town|
|The very brave, and ultimately doomed Portuguese assault on the main redoubt|
A great game... well balanced and it could have gone either way if only we'd had better dice rolls and tactics!!!
Other games over the last week or so have included trying out Discworld: Ankh Morpork as a 2 player game instead of our usual 3 player game. It worked remarkably well and I'd definitely try this again.
I also played in the 2nd instalment of our online roleplaying game using Roll20. We are playing Dragonquest which is a very 1980s RPG but holds up very well. Appropriately enough I'm playing this with a couple of people I knew at the uni games club back in the early 80s as well as people in assorted countries. The setting is an interesting early Persian style world. So far I have learned that my supposedly agile and nimble Halfling thief is extraordinarily cack-handed and managed to fluff most critical rolls but somehow I'm still unharmed...I suspect this may not last!