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Nottingham Wargames08 Mar 2022 6:30 a.m. PST

In this highly entertaining game, we refought the Battle of Cheriton, 1644. One of the members painted up some 15mm ECW (Warrior Miniatures, I think), that had remained on his lead pile, unpainted, for a couple of decades, over the lockdown period. This was their first outing.

In keeping with the 'Old School' feel of the figures and period, we used the rules 'Forlorn Hope', a vintage set that utilises multiple tables and charts. Despite some of us having used them a lot 20 years ago, they really showed their age, and we found it difficult to plod through the tedious melee mechanisms, in particular.

That said, it was a lot of fun and a reminder of how (most) rule sets have improved greatly over the last number of years.

See lots of images at Nottingham Wargames Club:
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Timbo W09 Mar 2022 7:58 a.m. PST

Nicely old school. Yeah, Forlorn Hope gave me headaches for bigger games, so I switched to 1644 with a few tweaks. FH worked best for the smaller battles I think.

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