Sunday, April 26, 2009

Play-Test Battle of Formigny

Adrian & I play-tested a game which we will be hosting at Enfilade next month. We based the game on the Hundred Years War battle of Formigny, using the scant information available online. We feel it will be an interesting game because it will showcase the famed English longbow against heavily armored French knights & MAA. There are also terrrain factors (a stream to the initial rear of the English), light cannon (French), & an unexpected flank attack. Here is a link to a brief overview of the battle: and a map from the same link:
This will be my first-time hosting (GMing) a WAB game - so I want to prepare for this as best possible. We plan to have at least one more play-test game. Hopefully, I will be able to post a review of a well-received game next month after Enfilade. Either way, I enjoyed learning more about my French army, as we well as Adrian's English. I particularly like my French late-Hundred Years War army - with its powerful mounted & dismounted knights, light cannon, crossbowmen & handgunners. The missle troops are like the anvil (keeping the enemy engaged) & the knights are like the hammer.

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