|Game 1 Tense moment - Novgorod Dragoons spot Regiment Halsinge|
The games were quick, bloody and decisive.
The mechanics flowed well enough for the author and two newbies to pick them up quickly and get stuck in.
The game time in each case was somewhere under two hours.
We managed to cram in a coffee break and about 45 minutes for dinner in the available time so altogether it was an extremely productive day.
We used the snowy terrain boards made by the late Paul Trickett and his oppo Dean Whitehouse and originally constructed for their 1812 Retreat from Moscow skirmish game about 15 years ago. More on that later on the blog.
The three scenarios were all quite different.
Narva 1700: The Russians are retreating and have to defend a small river crossing against pursuing Swedish forces.
|Game 2: The Danish Foot Guards deliver a devastating volley to Ostergotland!|
Late period GNW: An all infantry Danish force encounters a mixed force of Swedes in a stand up fight.
Skane Province 1676: Scanian War: Danes and Swedes battle it out in the snow in the period of the Battle of Lund.
|Game 3 : Danish Life Guards push back Uppland|
All of these games used fewer units with 4 per side. In advance I had prepared some roster sheets which made casualty management and characters very straightforward. I also prepared some cards for each unit which meant we didn't use a playing card deck to manage unit activation.
|Game 2: Funen rake the passing Smalands Cavalry from their hilltop position|