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Ultima Thule Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 8:31 a.m. PST

Although we did not get to run our games at Historicon this year we were able to play test one of the scenarios last weekend. It was an Indian attack on a town, so basically a siege. The scenario had to take into account the different peculiar tactics of the Indians especially. Not having a strict command structure braves made their own decisions on when and where to attack unlike the obiedience required of the US Army forces. Very sensitive to taking casualties they preferred to snipe from behind protection until weakening the enemy allowed personal combat. We adjusted the dice thrown when shooting to penalize figures out in the open and added a charge test for Indians wishing to engage in hand to hand combat.
Although the Indians won our play test one of the Indian commands took a morale/medicine test and another was close. Altogether a very fun and lively game. Can not wait to present it at next years Historicon …hopefully

Link to pictures below


TheKing3010 Jul 2020 9:08 a.m. PST

Wow. Really nice. If you don't mind me asking – what rules are you using??

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 10:23 a.m. PST

Sounds like Julesburg,Co in 1864

Ultima Thule Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 12:26 p.m. PST

TheKing30, We use a variant of my Siege Swein Forkbeard's Castle Rules. We have used them for all our Sieges from Maiden Hill to Medievil Castles and St Elmo's. A western barricaded western town is actually similar to a castle.

Ultima Thule Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 12:30 p.m. PST

Wackamole9 you win some sort of prize. Indian Wars The Battle of Julesburg 1864 was the name of the game we were going to present at Historicon 2020. I even have the fort, which in the real battle had limited troops and basically sheltered in the fort. In our scenario we were planning on beefing up the fort troops so a small relief column would be available.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 12:53 p.m. PST

Have you read The Indian War of 1864, by Eugene Ware?

Ultima Thule Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 12:58 p.m. PST

Have not read it but now I will!!! Thanks!!!

A sea that raged no more10 Jul 2020 1:24 p.m. PST

stunning work thumbs up

WarWizard Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2020 3:40 a.m. PST

Is that El Paso? I see Rosa's cantina.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2020 2:23 p.m. PST


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