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Microbiggie02 May 2021 12:56 p.m. PST

The pandemic has put my face-to-face gaming on hold for over a year and I have missed multi player games. I particularly wanted to do a 2nd Seminole War game, using some minis that hadn't yet made it to the table, so went looking for a straight forward scenario that had Marines and Navy troops. I decided on the January 26th, 1837, Battle of Hatchee-Lustee Creek. This was a engagement involving Regulars, Infantry, Artillery, Alabama Militia, Marines, and U.S. Indian allies. Commanding officer of the Marines Col Henderson, and General W.K. Armistead were there. So it was a pretty major U.S. contingent with just about all the major players.The army & marines found a large Seminole village with many cattle on Hatchee-Lustee Creek. Today this is called Reedy Creek, and is near what is now Disney World.
Link to flickr set. Be sure to click on the pics for descriptions:


Regulars head to the creek by Mark Luther, on Flickr

West side of the table by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Exchanging shots across the Hatchee-Lustee by Mark Luther, on Flickr
Marines and navy enter the palmettos by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Regulars gain the creek by Mark Luther, on Flickr

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2021 1:02 p.m. PST

Really nice layout from figures to the table!

KevinV02 May 2021 2:35 p.m. PST

Great terrain and figures.

Basha Felika02 May 2021 3:23 p.m. PST

Inspiring layout – what make are the figures?

Microbiggie02 May 2021 4:00 p.m. PST

Freikorps has a line for 2SW but its pretty limited. Old Glory 15's Southern Natives are good. Lot of head swaps and conversions from Mex Am War lines work well too.

Legionarius02 May 2021 10:07 p.m. PST

If you throw "snake eyes" a rattlesnake or cottonmouth will emerge from the palmetto and bite a leader!

drummer Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2021 3:20 a.m. PST

The terrain is marvelous! It returns me to my childhood in Florida, before all the development. Really well done.

Legionarius has a point about the snakes. I'd also add events for stifling heat and humidity and endless massive swarms chiggers, gnats, ticks, and mosquitos oh and maybe some sand fleas. Then it would truly be old Florida!

So you play out of Gigabytes Cafe? I'm in NH now but have run games at the historical game day there several times. I'd make the trip south to do that again. Good times.

Microbiggie03 May 2021 4:44 a.m. PST

There are some Florida specific random events including snakes, gators, heat and thirst issues, and wayward cattle.
Gigabites Care has done a great job with their Covis precautions Masks are required and the number of tables is reduced to keep the space more opened.
We plan on scheduling a Historical Game Day as soon as it makes sense.
Thanks, Mark

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2021 4:40 p.m. PST

Brilliant terrain!!

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