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Chris Palmer09 Nov 2015 3:20 p.m. PST

Friday night at Fall-In I ran my "Happy Birthday General Grant by GASLIGHT" game, using 25mm figures and GASLIGHT rules. I had only run this game once before for a friend's birthday gaming day, so was a little unsure going in to it how it would turn out. I shouldn't have worried…as it turned out to be a great deal of chaotic fun!


The set-up for the game is this: Union Army Cooks have made a huge birthday cake to celebrate General Grant's birthday, and have shipped it via railroad car to a small town near the front, where a small celebration is being held; with troops on parade, along with the latest steam-powered technology, and assorted honored dignitaries.

The Confederates have caught wind of this event, and see it as a golden opportunity; so they plot an assault to break up the celebration.

I have to say, as a GM, this was one of the most fun GASLIGHT games I have ever run. A perfect combination of players and events. The outcome of all the victory conditions was up in the air until almost the end, and the many catastrophes and near-catastrophes made for much hilarity. I look forward to running this game again at Cold Wars.

For more photos and the full action-packed report, please see my blog:

Winston Smith09 Nov 2015 3:27 p.m. PST

I see The Bug is working fine today. grin
I was wondering how that troll could be General Grant.

And it looks like a fun game Chris.

Tango0109 Nov 2015 3:27 p.m. PST



Chris Palmer09 Nov 2015 3:39 p.m. PST

Do you think you could delete that please, Tango?

Tango0109 Nov 2015 3:59 p.m. PST

Done my friend!. (smile)


Chris Palmer09 Nov 2015 4:22 p.m. PST

Thank you very much!

Tango0109 Nov 2015 8:55 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


capncarp09 Nov 2015 9:31 p.m. PST

So, Chris, did they ever let Miss Fifi Vavoom out of the cake? ;D

clifblkskull09 Nov 2015 9:39 p.m. PST

Thanks for pics

capncarp07 Feb 2016 5:39 p.m. PST

It's deja vu all over again!
Chris is going to celebrate Sam Grant's birthday at Cold Wars.
What new and wonderous things will he unveil? What strange and delightful gizmos will appear? What warped and twisted Rebel ploys will be enacted to tweak the Union general's nose?

capncarp16 Mar 2016 7:28 a.m. PST

Good luck and have fun at Gen'l Grant's Birthday Shindig this weekend, Chris! I'll try to drop by the HAWKs room to watch the shennanigans.

Chris Palmer16 Mar 2016 6:06 p.m. PST

Thanks, capncarp! So, you're not going to play this time?

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