Dave (DOB) O'Brien has been a gaming buddy for a long time. Covid has kyboshed our usual get togethers and we both have been filling in with alternative gaming options.
He sent me some cracking pictures of a recent Donnybrook game which I know he has already shared on Facebook but some more detail here and links to other useful threads of the Moorish connection for gaming.
Tangier and North Africa in general are rich sources of content for gaming large, medium and skirish sized games not to mention the naval dimensions.
Have a Butcher's at DOB's Spanish Raid (or more accurately, Raid on Spain). Over to the urbane Lothian tones of DOB......
The forces we chose:
The SPANISH - Tim Watson
Leader - hero
Drilled cavalry with drilled officer
Drilled musketeers with raw drummer
Raw musketeers with drilled sergeant
Raw musketeers with raw sergeant
The Moors - DOB
Leader - hero
Drilled bow unit
Weapon master - drilled
Drilled spear unit with drilled standard bearer
Elite Janissary musketeers with elite sergeant
Raw sailors (hand weapons)
Imam - raw
The loot was given a number of value points and because it was a naval landing raid there were no mounted Moors. The action was taking place in Spain so I decided that the War Whoop rule wasn’t applicable.
Sheep 8 pts
Luggage wagon 8pts
Wine wagon 6pts
|From Donnybrook - Kirke's Lambs face Moulay Islam's Berbers
|White slavery in North Africa
|Scenario from 4Play pack A taste of victory
|Viper's Nest scenario - Charles II's Royal Navy attempts to clear out a Berber Pirate fleet
|The Royal Navy sorely tested.