The event: Gamestorm 2012, Portland Oregon, Saturday March 24, 2012 The scenario was based on the early 60's SF classic book by H. Beam Piper: "Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen". The story revolves around a Pennsylvania Statetrooper who gets carried crosstime into a world that is very similar to the 30YW. In this battle we fielded fairly balanced forces. Very slight rules modifications were made to correspond to the book.
My writeup on my blog is here: http://viking-wargamer.blogspot.com/ I've reported on the convention in general & about the blackpowder game at the end. A few pictures are included.
My impressions: Blackpowder Pike & Shotte gives a very good, easy to teach game with a very period flavor. Artillery does little as you would expect. Cavalry is a hammer, but Infantry is the deal closer. I highly recommend the rules to any gamer. Be sure to preorder the rules - they're worth it!
That's a good battle report and I like the sound of a store that serves food and beer at the table. I think you are being a little modest when you say you and Daryl did a good job of painting the figs. "You did an awesome job" would be nearer the mark. The scenery was also top notch. A fitting spectacle for what sounds like an excellent set of rules.
Thank all of you for your kind replies - I hope they encourage everyone to get a copy of the rules.
Shadegate - you have surprised me! Thank you too for your praise - I was concerned that the terrain wasn't up to my usual standards. I promise you that the Enfilade table will be a bit larger & much nicer looking. It is after all modeled off the actual sight of the battle in the story. Be sure to swing by the Dtwenty diner (a link to their website with pictures & maps is on the blog). It's well worth the trip!
Carvel2 - Thank you - I always say "Dum Vivamus, Vivamus!" and though I miss my photos because I can't share the images in my memory with friends as easily as one can a photo, I do what I can. Just remember my old adage: "Sometimes Life is like swallowing golf-balls.... This too shall pass"! I hope you like my website & you can expect to see more photos of the game soon & within a couple of weeks I have a sneaking suspicion you might see maps that might remind you of the ones in the Pike & Shotte rules, eh. Remember I do poster & 8-1/2 x 11 inch size prints of the maps on my website.