|My French opponents|
I finally got around to taking up my buddy Jon's standing invite to come down to the FLGS for a Black Powder game. I've never played, and for that matter tend to avoid Napoleonics. No need to get into another era, one filled with a dizzying array of troops, nationalities, colors. The research alone scares me!
But this was interesting.
Jon has collected and painted an impressive number of British and French from the Perry plastic line for the Peninsular campaign. And he's scratch built a superb looking Spanish village as well.
|Check out that ship and that church!|
I was given the right wing of a British attack force, including rifles, some light infantry and some elite highlanders. And I failed. Miserably.
Actually, the plan wasn't too bad. Put the rifles in the woods on the right, light infantry in the building on the left, and let the highlanders charge right up the gut and let the following unit follow through to the objective.
|The left wing crossing the river. They didn't get far either.|
|Rifles in the woods. I think they got off one ineffective volley.|
I hope to try it again, and we're already talking about expanding it to the War of 1812. And of course there are still all those ACW figs in the pile. (That's going to take a big table, I can tell.)
|This is as far as I got. It was looking good at this point.|
And my 15mm South American Liberators... It's endless!