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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

I've had a dearth of game recently, but I finally got chance to play Warlords of Erehwon as a scenario test for the upcoming SJGA meeting. I can't attend, unfortunately, but I did enjoy the game!



Wood Nymphs Don't Surf - Warlord of Erehwon AAR

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

Here's a blast from the past that's gotten some attention recently - Battletech!

Gary, Chris and Russ are all old hands when it comes to piloting mechs, and I've had some on-again, off-again interest in the games. The new models and Clan Invasion kickstarter has brought the game into the rotation again.

So we each took a couple light mechs, blew the dust off our neurohelmets, and took to the field of battle!



Lights Out! - Battletech AAR

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

In my previous game of Battletech, we used light mechs in the Succession Wars era.

In this game? Heavy and assault mechs in the Jihad era!

These two games couldn't have been more different, but they were still tons of fun.



TeleCom Civil War - Battletech AAR

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Made in us
Napoleonics Obsesser




MN

Hmmmm, I prefer 3d terrain myself.

When you put together your beginning of the year goals, did you expect Battletech to be on your "to do" list?

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

 Easy E wrote:
Hmmmm, I prefer 3d terrain myself.

When you put together your beginning of the year goals, did you expect Battletech to be on your "to do" list?


I most certainly did not! And I especially didn't expect to find not one but two active Battletech groups in the local area.

I also enjoy 3d terrain, and another group I play with is currently playing Alpha Strike, which are the "fast-play" Battletech rules that's played on a 6x4 table with regular terrain. I've seen some great looking tables using 6mm buildings.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

This week's post covers the main event at this month's SJGA meeting - a game of Contemptible Little Armies with some early WW1 action.



The Battle of Charleroi - Contemptible Little Armies AAR

   
Made in us
Napoleonics Obsesser




MN

Good bat rep. Is movement randomized in Contemptible Little Armies?

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

 Easy E wrote:
Good bat rep. Is movement randomized in Contemptible Little Armies?


Thanks for reading!

Movement is randomized in general. Infantry moving in close order moves 3d6, while infantry moving in open order move 2d6. You subtract 1d6 for moving through cover (woods, ruins), and being in close order gives a bonus for anyone shooting at the infantry.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

After waaaaay too much painting and not enough playing, I got a chance to head down to Barrage 2019 for some games!

The first was a Napoleonic version of the WWII skirmish game, Combat Patrol.



A Bridge In Spain - Combat Patrol: Napoleonic AAR

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

Another Barrage post!

This time I was taking part in a large multiplayer battle using 40mm flats in a game that was reminiscent of H.G. Wells' Little Wars.



Not Quite The Seven Years War - A Gentleman’s War AAR

   
Made in us
Napoleonics Obsesser




MN

Flats! That is something you do not see everyday!

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

Not just flats, but hand casted and mostly painted by the game's GM!

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

And we've reached the end of the Barrage reports!

This final game was a spur-of-the-moment decision, but it was another For King and Parliament ECW battle run by club member Ted.

The scenario is actually one published by BigRedBat, the guy/shop behind To the Strongest! (the ancients/medieval ruleset that FK&P! is based on). It's got a fun combination of untested troops, different cavalry types, and even some artillery!



Battle of Lessie’s Moor - For King and Parliament! AAR

   
 
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