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greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Apr 2022 1:20 p.m. PST

Recently I attended Havoc, a regional wargame convention in Sutton Mass. It was put on by the Battle Group Boston wargame group (More Information link They did a great job and attendance though on the lighter side was very good. It was after all over two years since their last convention.

I ran a number of games. My first one was on Friday night. I have always run a big miniature Horse and Musket game on these nights each show. This time was no exception and I used my 40mm Prussian and Austrian armies use Twilight of the Soldier Kings by Nicholas Dorell (More Information wyrehistoricbooks.co.uk/).

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And Thank you

Chris

P.S. Unlike some this is my own posting not somebody else's that I found on the web :)

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2022 4:48 p.m. PST

Those cavalry you printed are impressive, Chris. You didn't mention the result- did the release mechanism give the Austrians the edge?

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2022 6:54 a.m. PST

Game looks nice. I am also a fan of 3D printing and Madox. I use his files for my 1/72 plastic armies. You cannot find a lot of SYW Cavalry except for Revell and a few others. Heavy Cav doesn't exist. Now I just print what I need.

So you really like the rules? I have heard of them but no very little about them.

Thanks

John

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2022 7:19 a.m. PST

Link Corrections

Twilight of The Soldier Kings Link: wyrehistoricbooks.co.uk

Battle Group Boston Havoc: havoc.battlegroupboston.org

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2022 7:20 a.m. PST

@Dal

I would say a bit of an edge but not that much. It too them 5 turns to start moving them across the swamp. They were about a turn away from the Prussian right flan.

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2022 7:23 a.m. PST

@John

John I do like the rules. Mainly the combat portion. It is a radical change from mainline wargames. There is no shooting or melee in the traditional ways. instead when a unit comes under fire or is contacted during the opponents turn the unit that is underfired or in contact makes a morale check. If it passes the situation moves onto next turn with the original attacker make the morale check. it truly benefits the attacker first.

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2022 8:13 a.m. PST

I think that Patriots and Loyalists (AWI set) had a similar mechanic. I own but never played them. Sounds interesting. You did a really good job on your figs. Look forward to any other battle reports you post.

Thanks

John

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2022 11:08 a.m. PST

@John

TY sir

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2022 6:07 a.m. PST

That game was fun. Have experienced that battle as a scenario for more than one set of rules. The Prussians this time came fully forward with their cavalry, bypassing the infantry and artillery, the latter barely having any effect on the game. Would have loved to continue for a couple more turns, it seemed things were a bit undecided yet, and with plenty of touch and go to the rules, things could have spun either way. However, it was getting late.

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2022 6:36 p.m. PST

There is always Huzzah in May :)

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2022 2:05 p.m. PST

Nice looking game- thanks for sharing!

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2022 8:56 p.m. PST

Great game! I Like the Angelina Robe too!

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Apr 2022 3:51 p.m. PST

Angelina Robe?

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