Friday, May 24, 2019

I'm Still Around! Hosted a Black Powder Game at Enfilade!

Sorry for the nonexistence in the blogosphere, but hopefully this post will get me back in the grove. Just hosted the first of two Black Powder games at our annual big convention, Enfilade! This was a cavalry-heavy game with only skirmishing foot. The scenario was having French abandoning Toulouse in 1814 with the British and allied Spanish and Portuguese chasing them down. The British managed a close victory by the end of turn 6. The French managed to get one of their brigades off the table intact. The French victory condition was to have at least 50% of their units in three brigade leave the table opposite a river. The British victory condition was to stop them. I host another game with the same scenario tomorrow morning. I'll post images of some of the other games from the con in my next post. Yes, two posts in as many days! Wow! Thanks again for your patience and stopping by.
Both French and British had three brigades apiece. All six players played aggressively and there was a lot of shooting and combat in all turns. 
Spanish Cuirassiers being chased down by French Carabiniers.
Red Lancers, part of  the only French brigade to make it off the table to safety.
French camp followers and wounded.
French 9th Hussars attempting to make it to safety. Alas, they were stopped by a combination of bad dice rolls and British shooting.

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    1. Thank you very much, Ray! Kindest regards, Dean

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  2. Good to see you back! Your figures are so colorful. Great game photos!

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan! I've been malingering around a lot lately - hobby-wise! :) Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Glad to see you back...with Spanish Cuirassiers, fighting as well as mine! Beautiful cavalry!

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    1. Thanks so much, Phil! They fought well. Kind regards, Dean

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  4. great looking terrain,miniatures and game! good to have you back!

    cheers,

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    1. Thank you very kindly, Phil! This convention was just what I needed to get the groove back. Best regards, Dean

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  5. Nice pictures and good painted miniatures! Congrats!

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    1. Thank you very much, Dmitry! Warmest regards, Dean

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  6. Beautiful looking game and pictures!

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by and the kind words, Fran. Warmest regards, Dean

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  7. Great looking figures and game. Looking forward to the next update.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thank you very much, Ross. Kind regards, Dean

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  8. Beautiful big game! Congratulations, Dean!

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    1. Thank you very much, Sergey. Kind regards, Dean

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  9. Great looking game Dean. Always good to see beautiful Napoleonics in action! Just when I think I will switch to using smaller scales you show me superb 28mm figures to inspire me again! ;-)
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Lol! Thanks for the kind words, Jason. You could always do them in both scales! :) Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Michal! Appreciate your visit and kind comments! Warmest regards, Dean

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  11. Good to have you back Dean! Nice looking game 👍🏻

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    1. Thanks a million, Mike! Warm regards, Dean

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  12. Black Powder is not my thing but your table looks great!

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    1. Lol! Thanks, yes, I have to agree Black Powder takes some getting used to, or at least be able to tolerate. I too find some of it unappealing. Not the least of which is the fairly time-consuming and somewhat fiddly way to resolve combat. Too many mods to remember during the heat of battle! :) Kindest regards in any case. Dean

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  13. Great to see you‘re still around and kicking! Fabulous looking game.

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by! Warm regards, Dean

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  14. Great looking game, good to see you back, sounds like a fun game!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. Yes, it went off very well, with a lot of credit to my buddy who helped co-GM the game. Kindest regards, Dean

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  15. Fantastic looking game Dean!

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    1. Thank a lot, Mike! I was very pleased how well it ran. Using infantry as skirmishers only made the game flow well for a con. Best, Dean

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  16. beautiful troops and table, Dean. Good to see you "back in the saddle"!

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    1. Thanks, Peter! Yes, quite so with the cav-heavy BP game! :) Kind regards, Dean

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  17. And what a return! Looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you very much! Kind regards, Dean

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