Saturday, December 22, 2012
I am starting work on a big game for next year. I will be hosting a day-long mini campaign for our gaming club. We will be using the 1814 Niagara Campaign as the basis for the scenario. More to come in the next few weeks. Here are a couple of photos from our last 1812 era Napoleonic game. We will be using the same rules for the mini campaign.
Posted by Mark Decoteau at 7:59 AM
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I hosted another go at my Lundy's Lane refight on Friday night. We used Volley & Bayonet in Wing Scale. This was at least the fifth or sixth time that we have played this game, although we have been modifying the rules a bit just about every time we played. It was a great battle with much of the back and forth of previous games. Scott's Brigade attacked aggressively and early (very historical) with unfortunately the historical results of being almost completely wiped out! Ripley's Brigade and Porter's militia followed Scott into battle and actually closed with the British on the hill to good effect. The British took a very historical approach in their battle plan also. Guns were placed on the hill and their infantry supported the guns. They fairly well dared the Americans to attack! There was a slightly stronger push south by the British along the Portage Road but it was well handled by the Militia Brigade. Overall the British players had a good battle plan and they definitely had the dice rolls to back up their tactics! It seemed like every time there was a combat resolution or a morale check the appropriate die roll came up! The British were on fire. Overall this was again a very enjoyable scenario which could have gone either way. I am glad we had an opportunity to play the game.
Posted by Mark Decoteau at 4:29 PM
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Here are the American units that I have for the Brother Against Brother game system. The units include 1st and 4th Rifles, two units of Regulars, Kentucky rifles both mounted and dismounted and some Buffalo Militia. Overall, A very good mix of troops. Here is an overview of the entire force:
Posted by Mark Decoteau at 8:15 PM
Here are a couple of photos of my British units for the Brother Against Brother game system. We just had a game using these units a few weeks ago and it went really well. The units include two squads of regular line infantry, a Marine squad, a squad of Voltiguers Canadiens, one of West Indies infantry and one of Glengarry Light Infantry. Here are some close ups of the units:
Posted by Mark Decoteau at 8:08 PM
Here are a couple of photos of my "Privateer" that I painted up for our club's big "Pirate Game Day." I named the ship after an actual 8-gun Brig which was used as a Privateer out of Portsmouth, NH during the American Revolution. I can use it as a gun boat on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. I have a total of twenty crew members which can be used as the crew for the boat as well as a landing force. The smaller ship's boat is a kit that my friend AJ designed from his laser cutter. It is very simple to assemble and looks really good for this time frame. I have several more of the kits to assemble to use with my Queenstown Heights scenario. This boat will look much better when I get it stained.
Posted by Mark Decoteau at 7:52 PM
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I got my Lower Canada Sedentary Militia finished and based today! Our camera is in Canada with my wife right now, so photos will have to wait. I will get them up as soon a s possible. This completes all figures for both US and British/Canadian sides for my Lundy's Lane game flocking is scheduled for tomorrow. I have also finished all of the labels for the game so we are set to get a date on the calendar and do a play test of the game!
Monday, February 20, 2012
I completed the small blockhouse for my War of 1812 terrain. I haven't taken any pics yet, but I will post one as soon as I can. This is a good start to the year for my 1812 stuff and I will be completing some additional units soon. I haven't been painting much lately but getting this blockhouse as well as a few WWII figures done today started the juices flowing!