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Microbiggie25 Dec 2021 10:09 a.m. PST

After a year off, I ran another of the 'Apparently Annual (except during a pandemic) Sharp Practice Holiday' games. This year it was another AWI foraging game. The difference was that I had 3 competing Crown units against 1 defending rebel player.
The premise was that the combined Crown force was moving in on a small group of farmsteads that was suspected of having some ripe pickings. As each group entered a house, barn or outbuilding, they would dice to see what they found. So many of the goodies in the dwellings had some alcoholic spirits which while desirable might also cause some debilitating effects on the combat effectiveness. Chickens, pigs, cattle . . . could all be taken away by a few designated men. The Jager, Light bob or Highlander unit with the most loot would win.
I also have multiple choice quiz questions between phases that award a Command Chip for correct guesses. This year's quiz was focused on European Holiday food traditions.
To get everyone in a festive mood I handed out treats ahead of time. The Brit Lights received a pack of Penguin biscuits, the Jagers got a bag of pfeffernusse cookies, the Scots a box of Walkers shortbread and the New York colonist a bag of Tate's Bake Shop cookies. And any casualties would initiate a cup of Hersey kisses to get passed around. And since Gigabites Cafe has a great selection of beer and cider this was the closest thing to a wargame holiday party that was going to happen.
Merry Christmas.
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Crown entry by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Vanderdonk gets to the wall by Mark Luther, on Flickr
Highlanders fire by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Time to return fire by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Chaos by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Militia along the wall by Mark Luther, on Flickr

The jolly elves assemble by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2021 11:17 a.m. PST

What a great looking winter game. Well done!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2021 12:38 p.m. PST

Agreed.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2021 2:22 p.m. PST

Beautiful table!

historygamer25 Dec 2021 2:26 p.m. PST

As always, well done.

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