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Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP27 May 2015 7:39 a.m. PST

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I was lucky to attend Kublacon game convention this weekend and run a couple of games. This is by far my favorite con as it is super family friendly, fairly laid back (almost always a space to do a pickup game) good location and a fantastic and helpful staff. The Hotel is pretty cool, and the con food is- well- it's con food. I highly recommend this convention to anyone.

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La Haye Block is an homage to that pivotal farm house and Orchard on the battlefield of Waterloo. At the start of my scenario, the British/ KGL forces had the farmhouse and orchard in their command, with the French pounding away with two batteries of guns as the Leger and grenadiers advanced.

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The British had lots of infantry but no cavalry, and only one battery of two (heroic as we shall see) guns. The French had a decent amount of infantry but not enough to squander, backed by afore mentioned batteries of 3 guns each and two regiments of Hussars- the 7th and the 5th. French forces were commanded by Murat himself, as My Ney was not finished and, well, Murat is such a sharp dresser!

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For more Pictures and dispatches- form up and march to the sound of my blog
skullandcrown.blogspot.com

Cheers!
Ths

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2015 7:43 p.m. PST

Very cool game Ths
I always stop for a look when I see your games.
It was good to see you.
Clif

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP28 May 2015 5:42 a.m. PST

Thanks Clif, always a fun game to run!
Cheers
Ths

Vayasen Inactive Member28 May 2015 7:36 a.m. PST

Do you throw dice at em for cannons then?

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP28 May 2015 8:19 a.m. PST

Vayasen- for the most part rubber balls are used to be tosses at the soldiers, knocking them over. But once in "cannister" range, aka one baton's length, it is hard to toss a ball, so instead each gun gets 5 dice, hitting on 6's.
Here's an "action shot" of some poor cavalry getting hit by a battery of 3 guns. The entire unit went down…

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In melee after first contact, if there is anyone left they dice off. Simple, and hopefully elegant :)

So- no, we throw balls, not dice in this game.

Cheers
Ths

Vayasen Inactive Member29 May 2015 9:29 a.m. PST

While I have moved on from this now as im older, I would have loved his as a young un ;]

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