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Jabba Miles01 Apr 2022 4:53 a.m. PST

On Friday 18th of March we got together for a Seven Years War action to try out using Shako II for this period. Shako had a SYW section and several suggested amendments for Shako II can be found online.

The "small" test game was based on two actions around the same time near Bredelar 5th Aug 1761, which our umpire had combined into one. The allied army of Hanover, Brunswick and Great Britain aim was to attack the French rearguard and capture river crossings they were attempting to retreat over cutting them off and forcing a surrender.

I had command of the British on the allied right. After some initial successes for the allies across the board, the dice gods well and truly started to favour the French and several setbacks saw the French able to commence their planned withdrawal mostly unmolested.

As a test of Shako II rules for the Seven Years War it was a successful evening.

More on my blog at Jabba's Wargaming


Costanzo101 Apr 2022 6:13 a.m. PST

Great table!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2022 12:35 p.m. PST

Nice game – great minis and thanks for sharing

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2022 2:56 a.m. PST

It's a good report and a good looking table and figures, Jabba. The French seem to have had the edge in luck on the day.

Frostie03 Apr 2022 5:20 a.m. PST

Great looking game, love this period

Jabba Miles04 Apr 2022 12:02 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comments and yes the dice god was definitely French.

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