Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Napoleonic Skirmish in the Peninsula

We played a skirmish game using my individually based Napoleonic figures at my local club. The rules we used are called "Fistful of Lead" originally written for western gunfights. Unfortunately, the rules did not work so well for the Napoleonic period. The rules called for  a full turn to reload, which really slowed the game down. I think next time I will try reloading in half a turn. In this scenario, the French, led by a general who looked remarkably like Marshal Ney, were retreating, carrying the general's lady, a chest full of gold,







and a Spanish priest as hostage. In this game the British and their Spanish Guerrilla allies never got close to the wagon and were almost wiped out attacking the rear guard. Note: the cotton puffs mark those figures who have fired and need to reload.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Nick, seems to have been a real fun game, and great figures too! How long took it?

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  2. Hi Dirk, it took between three and four hours. It could have gone faster but there were some long discussions over how to interpret the hand to hand combat rules. Over all, I think the rules work best for five or six figures per player. We used double that and I think that broke the rules. Might have been better to use Sharp Practice.

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  3. Beautifully painted Nick. The body postures of the soldiers are also great.

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  4. I can identify most of the figures but some lack in my knowledge. Can you give clues on that Nick. What great appeal these together have in a skirmish like here. Compliments!

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