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RogerC21 Nov 2018 4:52 a.m. PST

Played our biggest Great Northern War game yet on sunday with 60 units on table. Write up and thoughts on the blog. It wasnt all plain sailing but looked amazing.




Mr Jones21 Nov 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

Nice looking table.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2018 6:42 a.m. PST

Impressive gathering of figures!

Cooldude21 Nov 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

Amazing looking game and great report. Thanks for sharing!

Noss Calavera21 Nov 2018 9:08 a.m. PST

I love the unit of biscuits in the first pic! :D Seriously, splendid table!

Steamingdave221 Nov 2018 9:40 a.m. PST

@ Noss Calavera – every battlegame has to have worthwhile objectives!

Costanzo121 Nov 2018 10:45 a.m. PST

Great table and figures!

Timmo uk21 Nov 2018 1:48 p.m. PST

The figures look great. It's an impressive display. I particularly like your basing of the cavalry.

Tony S21 Nov 2018 4:45 p.m. PST

Never play anyone capable of rolling five sixes at the same time! I certainly never, ever stoop to such shenanigans!

Great looking game, and I hope (for purely selfish reasons) you persevere with your GNW using Black Powder attempts, and that you share your findings! You are a boon to us all!

Codsticker22 Nov 2018 12:27 a.m. PST

I agree with Tony S: I am really enjoying your exploration of the GNW with Black Powder and Beneath The Lily Banners.

RogerC22 Nov 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

Thanks very much everyone for the kind comments.

Timmo uk if you look at some older posts I have some write ups on the approach to basing and particularly the Swedish cavalry.

Tony S, I have told him I wont put up with that type of behaviour in future! I think we will persevere with Black Powder, I just need to get some agreement with the final bits.

Codsticker thanks as always, its likely we will use both sets for different things. Lilly Banners for Sedgemoor and possibly Boyne and Killiekrankie camapigns.

Steamingdave 2 I agree objectives are crucial, at thsi stage though its the mechanics we are concerned with, once they are sorted we can start looking at scanrios with specific objectives.

Nos Calavera a unit of biscuits is a must for all wargamers!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2018 8:19 a.m. PST

Superb looking game, left some thoughts on the blog.

RogerC28 Nov 2018 11:41 a.m. PST

Cheers Truls, fair comments, the Poles were way too powerful, they will not be that good for the next game.

Per Broden Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 10:28 a.m. PST

Excellent stuff!

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 10:07 p.m. PST

Fun stuff Roger
Clif castle

RogerC27 Dec 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

Cheers Guys, appreciate it.

von Schwartz13 Jan 2019 7:31 p.m. PST

I didn't see the biscuits in the OOB.

RogerC18 Jan 2019 11:27 a.m. PST

Ah, it was a secret unit, didnt really last long enough to be worth putting on the OOB

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