Sunday, January 4, 2009

Drumbeat - 2009

Here's a quick report on WAB games played at this year's Drumbeat up in Seattle. Apologies for not having enough info to report on other games played there - which included DBA/DBM, I believe a Tactica game, Fields of Glory, Patrol (WW2 skirmish), & Wes R.'s Napoleonics with his own ruleset. Drumbeat is a smaller type of gathering run by Dick Larsen - anyone can host or play; the only criteria (besides having a good time) is the game needs to be historical in content. There should be more info of these games on either the Puyallup gamers or the NHMGS Yahoo groups. Anyway, I only took a few pictures of the three games played. In the first (morning) session, Dan's Carthaginians v. Adrian's Republican Romans & Bruce D.'s Teutonic Order v. my French HYW were played. After a quick "calorie-identified" lunch at Wendy's, the afternoon session had James' Hussites v. Bruce's victorious Teutonic Order, as well as another Punic Wars game. I was allowed to play part of the Roman army to take my mind off of the horrendous defeat of my French. I'm not sure of the result of the first Punic Wars game, but besides my French defeat, I believe it was a draw between the Hussites & Teutonic Order; the second Punic Wars game was definitely a Carthaginian victory. This game was played by a newcomer to WAB we met at the convention; I think his name is Paul? Anyway, Dan has his info & we may be playing with him in the future. That's what this was all about anyway - trying to see if more folks want to play WAB. Anyway - here's some pics from the games:
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  1. Great pics! I'm sorry I missed it-the downside of working this rotating shift.

    I sympathize with your die-rolling dilema. I have that problem w/WAB. I'll roll a bunch of hits, but inflict very few casualties. Not to mention any saving-throws due to armor.

  2. It was a nice time; lots of good historical gaming going on. Of course, I was pre-occupied with the WAB games to play any other rules. No worries though, the year has just started & I hope we have year of great gaming ahead of us.

  3. Cheers for posting up your WAB armies earlier on the blog. I found the Successer one very helpful as I'm heading that way myself. It's nice to see the basic formations and whats needed. Nice blog btw and helpful too, cheers.

  4. Secondus: This particular Successor army is an Epirote force which invaded Italy/Sicily. It was led by King Pyrrhus of Epiros. From the right wing: Companion heavy cavalry wedge armed with xyston; hypaspist light infantry; elephant with tower & crew; three phalanx units; Tarantine light cavalry; & Samnite light infantry.