|Captain Pickwith's "Pokers" regiment clear the center amidst heavy fire.|
Kublacon Battle Report:I had the great pleasure and honor to run two games this past weekend at Kublacon game convention- hands down my favorite con of the year here in Northern California. The first game I ran was a scenario of dashing pluck using "The Pikeman's Lament" rules by Mssrs. Meresy and Lanke. Two sides, each consisting of 3 Captains and their regiments were racing towards a carriage inn off the beaten track. The goal; rescue (or capture depending on which side you were on) a parcel of letters written by a certain Dutchess to a certain Duke, that was not in fact her husband.
|Fun Rules! I give them 4 out of 5 wigs!|
The rules played well, and everyone got into the swing of things really easily. I was a bit worried that my 54mm woodens being multibased would be an issue, but it never even came up.
|Peep's fighting Cocks regiment.|
The Right Flank: A duel is foughtDuring the beginning of the game both of the Cavalry regiments came together, with Schlager's Trotters taking casualties from Captain Dumas' Dragoons. This prompted a challenge (Schlager had a mission to duel) and the two officers met in front of their troops. Each rolled 3 dice with parrying and thrusting all around. Dumas got the better of Schlager- who did not at all live up to his name by rolling 3, 1's, and that was the end of that! Dumas horse charged and after a bit of a scuffle, routed the Trotters!
|Dragoons give fire|
|The Duel! More wig than fight|
|Captain Dumas salutes his vanquished foe.|
The Left and Center: The Dutches' Regiments break throughOn the center and left the Dutchess troops were advancing with great valor and giving a stern beating to BlackStone's company of Foote who marched bravely to meet them. Blackstone managed to actually get the letters from the inn, but during the battle was dropped by a lucky (or unlucky) shot and the letters were lost in the scuffle. (no doubt to be found in the post credits scene by some ne'er do well, setting up the next battle).
|Oh the Woodmanity!|
|Radcliffe's Rods give What for to Blackstone's company of Foote|
All in all good fun was had, lots of ribbing, 4 officers hors du combat, and much honor gained!