Saturday, August 30, 2014

Brother Against Brother Game

Hosted a Brother Against Brother game at the last club game night.  Here are some photos of the guys playing in the game:

The scenario is loosely based on the historical Battle of Beaver Dams.  In this version of events the Americans are holding a small fort along the Niagara River Road.  The British have them under a loose siege and the Americans have to move a re-supply and relief force to the bridge.  The British must stop the relief column and try to take the fort.

During this game the Americans moved very slowly at the start and so they never really had a chance to move the supplies towards the fort.  This is one of the downsides of the variable movement aspect of Brother Against Brother.  The British initially stopped the Americans and inflicted casualties, but towards the end of the game the superior firepower of the American rifles squads all but destroyed the British.  Also, one of the British players suffered a THWACK! morale card and it took three turns to replace the company commander.  This stopped his force from assaulting the fort and really affected the overall British battle plan.  Both sides agreed that given enough time the Americans would be able to pull out a victory and relieve the fort.

This was a very enjoyable game and all of the players felt that the scenario could definitely be won by either side.  I have included all different kinds of troops in the orders of battle because I like having them on the board.  There are American Regulars, Rifles, Mounted Kentucky Rifles, and Militia.  For the Crown there are British Regulars, Royal Marines, West Indies Regiment, Militia, Voltiguers Canadiens, and Glengarry Light Infantry.  A real hodge-podge, but a lot of fun to play!

Overall I am satisfied with the scenario and I look forward to running it again in a couple of months at a convention in Vermont.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

WOW! A Year Since the Last Post!


Sorry that I have been away for so long!  Life has just been beating me down - but I am back and I want to share some photos of what I have been doing over the past 12 months!

I have been getting a Brother Against Brother game ready for our club game night in a couple of weeks.

Here are some photos of terrain and units that I am getting ready for the game.  Enjoy!

This is the supply train that will be a major part of the game objective in my scenario.

A "real" wooden bridge and homestead outside the American fort.

The American fort and other homestead for the game.

Hope you enjoy the photos!