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Chris Palmer23 Mar 2016 6:39 a.m. PST

Saturday night at Cold Wars, I ran my GASLIGHT game called "Happy Birthday, General Grant". In this game Rebel raiders attack a birthday celebration for General Grant and attempt to achieve three goals: 1) Kidnap the General, 2) Steal the wagonload of whiskey at the party, and hijack the train containing the huge birthday cake that had been made for the General.
I had run this game before at last year's Fall-In, and it had been so much fun I thought I would give it another showing here at Cold Wars. At Fall-In it had been a close run affair with the Union just managing a victory after winning a prolonged struggle over the unconscious body of General Grant. The Rebels got the whisky wagon away, and the train stayed in Union hands. In this running of the game, dismal Confederate dice rolling and amazingly hot Union dice rolling, meant that the Union denied all three victory conditions to the Rebel raiders. However, everyone had fun; and that, as the GM, was the most satisfying thing.



For more photos and the complete report, please se my blog:

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2016 6:53 a.m. PST

Great looking game!

Gone Fishing23 Mar 2016 7:06 a.m. PST

Chris, that scenario does sound like a lot of fun, and the game itself is a sight to behold. I've always loved the tanks you made out of Mott's Apple Sauce containers--that's one in the lower photo, I think?

Thank you for sharing the photos!

capncarp23 Mar 2016 8:09 a.m. PST

One of the Rebel Mechanical Mole Drills surfaced (randomly) and took out the gazebo, setting back the town's courting opportunities immeasurably! The horrors of war!

Gone Fishing23 Mar 2016 8:14 a.m. PST

The scoundrels!

Chris Palmer23 Mar 2016 4:38 p.m. PST

Thanks for the comments! I'm glad you all enjoyed the game report.

capncarp23 Mar 2016 8:03 p.m. PST

Hey Chris, if the commander of the spear-armed Bicycle Hussars was named Boyle, would that make them Boyle's Lancers? <rimshot>

clifblkskull28 Mar 2016 9:04 p.m. PST

Very nice

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