Friday, January 13, 2012


It was cold outside last night, but guns and boilers were hot down in the basement. Scoring some extra buildings from Gen. Steve, I was able to really fill the battlefield nicely. 
A small river split the village of La Objective. Whoever could the most troops on the other side was the victory. Recipe for a bloodbath.
The Anglo French Forces.

The Germans aided by the evil genius Prof Nightshade (boo, hiss).

Regulars and Zuoaves move forward under the protection of L'Roue and the Spyder.

The naval brigade tries an outflanking manuever.

Rockettruppen prepare to launch.

The center of town erupts into battle.
It was the usual GASLIGHT fun. Things didn't start, whole units were wiped out in a single turn while others went unscathed. Whenever I leave the game up to the players, I always get asked to put in a VSF game.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Battle at the Ford

One again the Legion in Mexico braved the heat and superior numbers. This time, to get supplies across the river to an outpost under siege. It was a straight shot down the middle, but of course, rebels barred the way. 
The Legion tried to get tricky and head down one side, thus denying the rebels their full fire power. Indeed, some rebels spent the game criss crossing the table trying to get in the fight. 

Deadly fire from the rebel's "Green Die of Doom" quickly brought down more thn a few Legionnaires. But, it was when the Legion stopped to try and duke it out with the rebels on the catina roof that they effectively lost the game.
I'll try this scenario again with equal forces, or give the crack French troops a better bonuses.