As you may tell, I have been playing a lot of Muskets & Tomahawks games. Part of this seems to stem from being something new. Though, honestly, we have had the rules, but had yet to play them at this point. Kalissa and I went about the rule way of playing this game. We bought the rules before the figures. This can either play out in two forms. One, we bought the book and never got around to playing it. And the second being a six month to a year delay of playing. We seem to have a quite a collection of rule books border lining along the "Rules Whore" way of life. At this point, we have rules that are PDF's as well as rule books we have won/bought. The Muskets & Tomahawks we had for a good two years before playing it. And we had figures for it for seven months. The wargamers life can be busy with projects.
So for this game, I finally got my friend, Danny to play. He saw the beginning of my PAD game from the post before and was still willing to try it out. To me, this seemed up his alley, since he plays ACW and was a reenactor as well. This game was a demo game to see how he would like it. He ended up play the French/Indian force against my British. I figured we could see if I could pull off the great shooting that Bill did the game before. The answer was simply "No!" Danny had some complaints on how the shooting with the Indians was sub-par. This just means he was killing two to three people per card drawn. I would take that as a good complaint. He also managed to kill everyone of the British. No Morale; just dead British! So we had fun, despite my slaughter!
Key thoughts Danny and I had after the game was the random events we kept rolling for did not seem to apply for any one. Such events that slow water movement or civilians. I guess this is just forcing me to do something about it. Danny had mentioned the next day that he would really like to play that game. This is great for me to motivate between projects for more force types. Kalissa found a great deal with some more Indians adding another 18 of them, and I still have more British to paint! Either way, it will be a good thing! I just wonder if he will be into the Three Musketeers I have coming from Eureka Miniatures?
|Indians like to shoot from the tree line.|
|The French repel the British from taking the farm!|
|British try to put up a fight!|
|Over the hill and through the woods.|
|The lovable "Woods Ninjas!"|
|British taking aim!|
|I definitely need casualty figures for this game!|