|Vile Stagonians are pushed back by the red-clad Saxe-Bearsteiners
Essentially it is a "bridge demolition" scenario with action down the 8' length of the table. Rules were "Black Powder", which we were playing for only the second time . . . and yes, we did a number of things incorrectly . . . *sigh*. . . but (a bit to my surprise) I find that I am liking these rules.
Sadly most of my photos were too blurry (a camera in a shaky senior's hands doesn't get very good results). For much better photos go to Rob's photo account . . . (click here).
Rob's first comment upon seeing the table was "Christmas Village" . . . and yes, the buildings were all December purchases over a few years. Below you can see how I painted over the "snow" as two companies of the von Pilsen Pioneers work to mine the Kronstadt bridge:
|While visible here, during the game, the 'snow' isn't noticed.
I won't try to recount the battle since my memory is shot from all of my chemotherapy . . . but here are a few of the less blurry images from the game:
|Vile Stagonians enter from right side of table.
|Stagonia's du Coiffard Cuirassier prepare for action.
|Shaken and Disordered, von Sleeman's Regiment waits.
|Stagonia's de Vigny Regiment is one of their last unbroken units.
Take a look at that last photo. Note the background . . . it is simply an old bedspread draped over a table with some boxes on it and then over a couple of chairs. By putting a few trees and buildings on it, it makes a reasonable background.
You too can be creative with your terrain . . . and have fun, like we do.