Friday, 26 March 2021
Napoleonic "Corona online" game in 54mm :1806 battle French against Saxons
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
A Few More Alamo Photos
If you'll indulge me, my friend Alan sent me some very nice photos of the Alamo game taken with his digital camera. He was able to get close up to the action in some shots.
Sunday, 14 March 2021
Alamo Game in 54mm
After a hiatus of half a year, we had our first club meeting, outdoors, wearing masks, yesterday. I had prepared my Alamo model, whose large size, I figured would encourage social distancing. The rules I used, called "Come and Take It" were originally published in the Courier Magazine Vol. IX, No.5. The rules heavily favor the Texian defenders. The Texians have 10 cannon and their riflemen hit on a 4-6 on a D6, so the Mexican columns have to brave a firestorm before getting to the walls. Once at the walls, the defenders continue to have a big advantage, as only one Mexican figure can climb a ladder and melee at a time. The Mexicans come in 3 waves, casualties recycled, and, realistically, the Texian firepower is reduced each wave. Still, you have to be something of a masochist to play the Mexicans, although you get the satisfaction of killing all the defenders in the end. Yesterday's game played typically and the four Mexican players took their loses in good stride. The Mexicans soon discovered that the corners of the fort were the most vulnerable and that's where they concentrated their attacks. But it was the west wall that saw the final Mexican breakthrough that spelled the end of the defense.