|Saxon Cuirassiers await the order to advance|
|Jacobite Dragoons race to repel William's cavalry at Drybridge|
The formula of running four games, used last October in Derby seemed a logical choice for Dumfries. We had a little less space than Derby and Donnybrook has appeared since then so I chose to run two large scale BLB games and two Donnybrook games. We had 12 players not including the umpire team.
|Hot action around Oldbridge. The Jacobites are fully committed.|
Blog members will not need me to explain the significance of this one. It was a good choice as very few of our players had fought the Boyne before. It is an interesting game and we'll feature it in detail on a later post.
|A tsunami of Saxons about to break on the Swedish shore|
Our Great Northern War game last year was very popular. I wanted to use a Winter table so this provided a perfect combination. The Saxons attacking the Swedish lines of communication in Poland. An entrenched covering force of Swedes protected a vital river bridge from a large Saxon Army. The game was played length ways and proved very challenging.
The Earl of Argyll has escaped imprisonment in Edinburgh Castle dressed as a woman! His retainers now have to get him across the city and into a safe house. The forces of the King are out to track him down. The only problem is - this is all going on whilst the denizens of Auld Reekie are having a riot! Three factions with competing and secret objectives had an action packed game one iteration of which lasted 5 hours on a 4 x 4 table!!!! Donnybrook stretched to the absolute limit.
|Franciscans and Death Soldiers bid for freedom|
The Huguenots of south western France are fed up being pushed around by Louis XIV's anti-Protestant policies. They take matters into their own hands and go on the rampage. This involves burning an abbey, attempting to murder the Franciscan Friars and liberating Catholic gold, jewels and artefacts. Protected by a fanatical group of Spanish adventurers known as the Soldados Muerte the Friars and their treasure must reach the safety of Royal lands. Meanwhile the Comte de Bidet leading the soldiers of King Louis are on their way to rescue the friars.
We'll feature every game in detail in separate blog posts. So, join us again for the unfolding story of wargaming in the Debatable Lands!