I'd just like to thank Roland for hosting the game, Steve for bringing the toys and running the game, and all the other players for a very enjoyable day. The game flowed very well indeed on a 12 x 6 table with 2 quite large forces involved. 5 a side as far as generals were concerned.
Looking forward to more games, certainly of this larger type in a few weeks time.
Yes this was a very enjoyable game and I second the vote of thanks to Roland Hind and Steve Morgan.
As Trev said we had about 5 players a side and quite a few onlookers. The players were an even mix of those who had previously played BP/HC and complete newbies.
Everyone had a blast with the game. The basic scenario was ECW based with the objectives being to destroy a bridge and capture a manor house with a little side action provided by getting the erstwhile defenders Army General off of the opposite side of the table. There was a storming party with a petard to blow up the bridge. The petard rules are great fun and a source of much mirth.
One side held all the objectives at the start. The bridge was duly captured and blown with the petardiers surviving the experience. The manor house was held. The general got tangled up in the many hedges, largely due to incompetent die rolling and being too lazy to get out of his Sedan, so he never succeeded in escaping. The defending army was was on the verge of collapse after about four and a half hours play and the victory was reluctantly conceded to the attackers.
The general consensus was that Steve has done a fabulous job in adapting the BP system to this period and he was a great host and very knowledgeable about his subject. Many thanks to him for giving up his Saturday to organise and run the game.
I had planned to take photos but my camera had a software glitch Fortunately one of the other players - Gary - took loads of pics, which I expect will appear on his blog in the next couple of days. When they do I will post a link so you can see how it all looked.
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