Posts Tagged ‘AAR’

Fulminata Victrix

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Despite the dire warnings given out with glee by the weather people about ‘Storm’ Aileen I braved the rain to take the Twelfth to the club for my last game before the holiday, I was fighting Ryan’s Successors with longer sharp sticks than Kevin’s hopli…

Davy Jone’s Locker – best in miniature wargaming #3

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Today it is time for the next issue of Davy Jone’s Locker – best in miniature wargaming. Like in the previous issues I will try to bring you a variety of useful stuff for our hobby. In this issue, you will find three AARs, a fantastic piece of scenery and two reviews of the CONGO rulebook. So, have fun reading the third issue of Davy Jone’s … Show me more

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Revenge and Disappointment

Posted on September 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I went to Stewart’s this Sunday for some wargaming, we take it in turns and it is a drive of about 75 mins so not too strenuous on the nerves. We wargame in the conference room of his workplace in the rather posh surroundings of the Zetland estate, he …

Revenge and Disappointment

Posted on September 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I went to Stewart’s this Sunday for some wargaming, we take it in turns and it is a drive of about 75 mins so not too strenuous on the nerves. We wargame in the conference room of his workplace in the rather posh surroundings of the Zetland estate, he …

Desperate Struggle for Athens

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Kevin and I fought our third battle for mastery of the Western world today outside the walls of Athens, the Greeks having been pushed back to their capital (yes I know Athens was not the only capital but play along). Having been beaten in the two previ…

Desperate Struggle for Athens

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Kevin and I fought our third battle for mastery of the Western world today outside the walls of Athens, the Greeks having been pushed back to their capital (yes I know Athens was not the only capital but play along). Having been beaten in the two previ…

Wallace fails again

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another shot at Hammer of the Scots last night, once again due to cultural stereotyping I was playing William Wallace and Simon Edward I. Lessons had been learned in the last game and it showed it this one, we got into the swing of things fairly quickl…

Wallace fails again

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another shot at Hammer of the Scots last night, once again due to cultural stereotyping I was playing William Wallace and Simon Edward I. Lessons had been learned in the last game and it showed it this one, we got into the swing of things fairly quickl…

We can see Athens

Posted on August 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Missus was out so free for another game, three in one week, my cup it runneth over, I’ll be suffering from combat fatigue shortly. Anyway it was another opportunity for Kevin to get the hang of his Greek City States army, four large hoplite phalanxes t…

We can see Athens

Posted on August 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Missus was out so free for another game, three in one week, my cup it runneth over, I’ll be suffering from combat fatigue shortly. Anyway it was another opportunity for Kevin to get the hang of his Greek City States army, four large hoplite phalanxes t…

El Arana Bites The Dust

Posted on August 30th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Dead Man’s Hand last night, nothing complicated, Mexican bandito leader ‘The Spider’ had to reinforce his hold on his men after all the recent disasters so he decided to attack a small town on the border and take it over.The locals rounded up a posse u…

El Arana Bites The Dust

Posted on August 30th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Dead Man’s Hand last night, nothing complicated, Mexican bandito leader ‘The Spider’ had to reinforce his hold on his men after all the recent disasters so he decided to attack a small town on the border and take it over.The locals rounded up a posse u…

All Greek To Me

Posted on August 20th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Bit of a hectic time recently so no View this morning, I was on the M25, I made the right choice leaving early because instead of the five and a half hours which the journey down took, I got home in three hours forty-five.This battle was actually fough…

All Greek To Me

Posted on August 20th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Bit of a hectic time recently so no View this morning, I was on the M25, I made the right choice leaving early because instead of the five and a half hours which the journey down took, I got home in three hours forty-five.This battle was actually fough…

Prussia ’44

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The family weekend was a success, the weather was not too promising but it came good for Saturday and especially Sunday, our sports day, which only went to prove if you are an old geezer like me you should not try to pretend you are a young gazelle.Uns…

Prussia ’44

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The family weekend was a success, the weather was not too promising but it came good for Saturday and especially Sunday, our sports day, which only went to prove if you are an old geezer like me you should not try to pretend you are a young gazelle.Uns…

Blood Eagle AAR – Skirmish at the Great Hall

Posted on August 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Yesterday we played our very first game of Blood Eagle, skirmish wargaming in the Viking Age. So why not write a Blood Eagle AAR? First of all: we had a great time and there was a lot of laughter. So what’s Blood Eagle all about? Blood Eagle is a skirmish game. It is published by Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare and distributed by NorthStar.  You play … Show me more

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Interesting Night

Posted on August 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I took a lazy approach to last nights club night, I tend to do now and again as I work in the shop all day, drawing maps and then run about daft trying to sort everything out in half an hour. So I texted Andy and was told there was a Black Powder Ameri…

Interesting Night

Posted on August 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I took a lazy approach to last nights club night, I tend to do now and again as I work in the shop all day, drawing maps and then run about daft trying to sort everything out in half an hour. So I texted Andy and was told there was a Black Powder Ameri…

Saxons II: No Mercy

Posted on August 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 I couldn’t make the club this week so to get my weekly fix I offered Kevin another game as he had intimated that he wanted to try some different tactics. He used the same army list as previously while I decided to beef up everything I could, so I…

Saxons II: No Mercy

Posted on August 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 I couldn’t make the club this week so to get my weekly fix I offered Kevin another game as he had intimated that he wanted to try some different tactics. He used the same army list as previously while I decided to beef up everything I could, so I…

The Spider Misses Again

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Last week was a training week, as well as introducing Kevin to the delights of War and Conquest I also took him through a game of Dead Man’s Hand on Saturday. I didn’t want to drop him straight into a fancy scenario with desperado’s running about all o…

The Spider Misses Again

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Last week was a training week, as well as introducing Kevin to the delights of War and Conquest I also took him through a game of Dead Man’s Hand on Saturday. I didn’t want to drop him straight into a fancy scenario with desperado’s running about all o…

The Saxons Bounce Back

Posted on July 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by


Instead of shopping on my afternoon off as usual or continuing with a map project I managed yesterday to fit in a War and Conquest game, Kevin had braved the elements and turned up at me Casa to try his hand as he is in the throws of completing several forces suitable for War and Conquest, forces which will enable the Twelfth to earn their denarii in future conflicts.
Yesterday’s battle was Romano-British against Saxons, I took only one elite unit and the rest were average troops, I did add my Pict warband as they had never made it to a game before and it was time they did. Kevin took two Comitatus units one on foot the other mounted with heavy armour, he also paid for some Saxon mercenaries while the rest of his troops were bog standard although one Milites command had light armour. It turned out I had one more battle formation than him but only my elites were armoured so I was outclassed in quality, but I hoped I could make up for this with experience.
I set up first, nothing fancy, I put my cavalry on my far right in skirmish formation as I knew formed up they would not stand against the mounted Comitatus, I put the Picts with them as back up, three units held my centre and two more were on the left. The Romano-British formed up opposite but only had their cavalry on the left, I immediately thought I could shower them with javelins and arrows then send in the Picts, but there was some broken ground to the front of the Picts and this really played on my mind far more than it should have.
The battle opened with the flanks of both armies advancing while the centres glowered at each other. The mounted Comitatus saw the danger of advancing too far and withdrew, this allowed me to throw my cavalry into a charge against some British skirmishers, against the odds Kevin decided to stand and fight and to my chagrin the archers turned into the men of the match. My cavalry could not budge them and in return they were losing men steadily but surely, I did not put the Picts into the fight as I was sure the archers would be fleeing at any moment, meanwhile the Comitatus lined up and came in right at the end and that was it for my horsemen.
Romano-British on the left, Saxons on the right.
No one dares move in the centre.
My left flank had now joined battle with their opponents and while my Ceorls only just held, the young Geoguth ran for the hills only just outdistancing their pursuers as I gave a sigh of relief, we traded charges in the centre and things did not go well for me, both my units were routed. As I looked at the mayhem around me I could only see my Gedriht and the King standing faced by the foot Comitatus and the British Dux, I began to look around for a white flag. But wait! Within a move my Ceorls had dispatched their foes and against the odds the Geoguth had returned and dispersed their tormentors, the left was safe, over on the right the mounted Comitatus had crashed into the Picts but the dour Northerners had held, and then numbers began to tell against the cavalry, my flanks were both now safe.
My cavalry gets a nasty surprise.
My centre about to go.
The tables are turning.
Hold, hold….
 Although two units and some skirmishers had gone in my centre the pendulum of war had swung in my favour, Kevin now asked his elites to cut through mine and salvage some honour, despite them attacking downhill my Gedriht held them off and inflicted horrendous casualties, the British last gasp had failed and the Dux was dragged from the field to fight another day.
 
A good afternoons gaming and a complete turnaround for the Saxons, I really was in a pickle at the midpoint, I had lost my Atheling and a Thegn as well as two central units and the cavalry while all the rest seemed to be on the back foot. What saved me was when Kevin won the combats his pursuit moves were dire so my men were allowed to escape and in the case of the Geoguth come back and haunt him. We are playtesting a cavalry disengage move and this would have been perfect for the Comitatus but my internet went down the night before and I couldn’t get a copy, so maybe next time.

The Saxons Bounce Back

Posted on July 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by


Instead of shopping on my afternoon off as usual or continuing with a map project I managed yesterday to fit in a War and Conquest game, Kevin had braved the elements and turned up at me Casa to try his hand as he is in the throws of completing several forces suitable for War and Conquest, forces which will enable the Twelfth to earn their denarii in future conflicts.
Yesterday’s battle was Romano-British against Saxons, I took only one elite unit and the rest were average troops, I did add my Pict warband as they had never made it to a game before and it was time they did. Kevin took two Comitatus units one on foot the other mounted with heavy armour, he also paid for some Saxon mercenaries while the rest of his troops were bog standard although one Milites command had light armour. It turned out I had one more battle formation than him but only my elites were armoured so I was outclassed in quality, but I hoped I could make up for this with experience.
I set up first, nothing fancy, I put my cavalry on my far right in skirmish formation as I knew formed up they would not stand against the mounted Comitatus, I put the Picts with them as back up, three units held my centre and two more were on the left. The Romano-British formed up opposite but only had their cavalry on the left, I immediately thought I could shower them with javelins and arrows then send in the Picts, but there was some broken ground to the front of the Picts and this really played on my mind far more than it should have.
The battle opened with the flanks of both armies advancing while the centres glowered at each other. The mounted Comitatus saw the danger of advancing too far and withdrew, this allowed me to throw my cavalry into a charge against some British skirmishers, against the odds Kevin decided to stand and fight and to my chagrin the archers turned into the men of the match. My cavalry could not budge them and in return they were losing men steadily but surely, I did not put the Picts into the fight as I was sure the archers would be fleeing at any moment, meanwhile the Comitatus lined up and came in right at the end and that was it for my horsemen.
Romano-British on the left, Saxons on the right.
No one dares move in the centre.
My left flank had now joined battle with their opponents and while my Ceorls only just held, the young Geoguth ran for the hills only just outdistancing their pursuers as I gave a sigh of relief, we traded charges in the centre and things did not go well for me, both my units were routed. As I looked at the mayhem around me I could only see my Gedriht and the King standing faced by the foot Comitatus and the British Dux, I began to look around for a white flag. But wait! Within a move my Ceorls had dispatched their foes and against the odds the Geoguth had returned and dispersed their tormentors, the left was safe, over on the right the mounted Comitatus had crashed into the Picts but the dour Northerners had held, and then numbers began to tell against the cavalry, my flanks were both now safe.
My cavalry gets a nasty surprise.
My centre about to go.
The tables are turning.
Hold, hold….
 Although two units and some skirmishers had gone in my centre the pendulum of war had swung in my favour, Kevin now asked his elites to cut through mine and salvage some honour, despite them attacking downhill my Gedriht held them off and inflicted horrendous casualties, the British last gasp had failed and the Dux was dragged from the field to fight another day.
 
A good afternoons gaming and a complete turnaround for the Saxons, I really was in a pickle at the midpoint, I had lost my Atheling and a Thegn as well as two central units and the cavalry while all the rest seemed to be on the back foot. What saved me was when Kevin won the combats his pursuit moves were dire so my men were allowed to escape and in the case of the Geoguth come back and haunt him. We are playtesting a cavalry disengage move and this would have been perfect for the Comitatus but my internet went down the night before and I couldn’t get a copy, so maybe next time.