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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 May 2012 10:00 a.m. PST

In your miniature wargaming experiences, have you ever played this battle from the War of 1812?

kallman10 May 2012 10:16 a.m. PST

No, but it was recommended to me by a friend who has his masters in history and is a War of 1812 reenactor that it would be a good introductory battle to war game with miniatures. I am currently considering getting into to this period perhaps with 40mm because of recent releases by Sash and Sabre. So I am researching Bladensburg for background information at this time.

Personal logo jrbatso Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2012 10:45 a.m. PST


flicking wargamer Inactive Member10 May 2012 11:05 a.m. PST

Yes. The HAWKS ran it (Duncan). The Americans ran faster than we could keep up, just like the real thing. The game ended before we could push them off the board though.

As a side note, I drive through this battlefield site twice a day for work.

mad monkey 110 May 2012 11:34 a.m. PST


Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2012 11:37 a.m. PST

Never have, though the battlefield is about 40 minutes from my house. It has changed a bit since 1814.

Jimmy da Purple10 May 2012 12:43 p.m. PST

No, but I am collecting Sash and Saber to do North Point, so I may later.

Schlesien10 May 2012 12:51 p.m. PST

No. Want to though.

skinkmasterreturns10 May 2012 1:44 p.m. PST

Yes.We did it back when the Fire and Fury Regimentals were playtesting,and they were tinkering with periods other than the ACW.Complete route for the Americans,with the subsequent "Bladensburg Races".

Duncan Adams10 May 2012 1:46 p.m. PST

I have run it multiple times. Mostly historical results, but when the Brits aren't on their toes and the dice go bad for them they can get wooped.


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2012 2:07 p.m. PST

No, but I will and I have about 30% of figures.

Ralphio Inactive Member10 May 2012 2:26 p.m. PST

not yet! I will when i have worked that far though Asquith's 1812 scenario book.

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2012 5:52 p.m. PST

Waiting for 2014, both because it's the bicentennial year and because I may have the miniatures painted by then. I might take a break from painting to slap together a card model of the Presidential Palace for the British to burn if they win.


skinkmasterreturns10 May 2012 9:08 p.m. PST

I might take a break from painting to slap together a card model of the Presidential Palace for the British to burn if they win.

Now *that's* what I call historical gaming.You need to have a figure of Dolly sneaking paintings out the back door.

vtsaogames10 May 2012 9:13 p.m. PST


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2015 8:03 p.m. PST

We did it a few months ago using Empire.
Fun game.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2015 1:18 a.m. PST

Yes at a local convention.

SmokieGunner Inactive Member12 Aug 2017 8:40 p.m. PST

Yes, I have. I believe both times were at Historicon. I was the American Commander both times and won both times. This is embarrassing as I am an avid British/Canadian player. It's odd though as I am both related to Winfield Scott and a number of Upper Canadian Militia officers on my mother's side.

jambo1 Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 7:09 a.m. PST

Not yet, but I am only starting out in the War of 1812, but I hope to do it.

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 5:48 p.m. PST

Someday I hope to….

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2017 12:51 p.m. PST

I have 90% of the figures painted and based. In the meantime, I am now in the process of setting up the terrain for the Battle of Craney Island as another prelude to Bladensburg and Northpoint.

Haitiansoldier Inactive Member19 Aug 2017 10:45 p.m. PST

No, but I'd like to do Lundy's Lane.

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