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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2021 10:18 a.m. PST

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Post by zuludon on 3 hours ago
Cross posted on PMCD Mobilisatie: I am a big fan of Muskets and Tomahawks, 1st Ed. I'm not such a fan of the 2nd Ed. Today I played a fun game based on Braddock's ambush during the French and Indian War, as we call it here in the US. Although outnumbered, the French and their Canadian and Indian allies completely triumphed over the more numerous British, even though the British possessed artillery and better trained troops. The Indians and Canadian militia were able to move through the forest at will, while the British were stuck on the forest path. When the British were able to charge home, which happened once, they made short work of the their tormentors, but the constant sniping wore down the British and, when a regular French infantry unit entered the battle, with their volley fire, it was all over for the British. We used the ranges and move distances as written and, even though the figures were 54 and not 28mm, it played well.











nnascati Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2021 10:59 a.m. PST

Looks like a great game.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2021 11:55 a.m. PST

Looks super, and quite the collection of big trees, congrats!

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2021 3:41 p.m. PST

GamesPoet, Thanks! I'm glad you noticed. It took a fair amount of effort and expense to collect the trees. Now I just have to terrain the bases to match the game mat.

Legionarius29 Aug 2021 4:04 p.m. PST

Great spectacle in the Grand Manner!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2021 4:29 p.m. PST

Well done.

Blasted Brains29 Aug 2021 4:45 p.m. PST

Very nice, Nick.

And I have to wonder at those who complain about putting more than a wagon or two in a 28 mm Western game – and here you go and put FOUR into a 54 mm game! Love it. Somebodies got to get some paint on those wagon horse, though. ; )

Talk about canvas covered wagons.

dBerczerk29 Aug 2021 4:51 p.m. PST


huron725 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2021 5:17 p.m. PST

Wow, that is just fantastic looking. Thanks for the inspiration.

cloudcaptain30 Aug 2021 2:29 a.m. PST

Amazing setup! I snagged one of those resin wagons from Hobby Lobby hoping it would look good next to the troops. Thanks for sorting that.

WarWizard30 Aug 2021 3:35 a.m. PST

Excellent! I prefer the first edition of those rules also.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2021 4:38 a.m. PST

Very nice! Most impressed and thanks for sharing

Zeelow30 Aug 2021 9:59 a.m. PST

thumbs up

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Dec 2021 10:55 p.m. PST


historygamer15 Dec 2021 7:41 a.m. PST

So, your not far from what happened. There was no ambush, it was a classic meeting engagement. Braddock had his companies deployed along the flanks of the wagons. The fight took place at the front of the column, then spread as the Indians flanked the Brits. Take those troops you have deployed along the sides of the wagons, and order half to move to the front, then after a few moves, order the other half to move to the front. You can see what a nightmare that would create as each platoon/company arrived at the front, trying to redeploy into a line with the other companies, while officers were getting picked off.

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