Little Wars 2014

Pictures from Little Wars Convention April 25 - 26 2014 St. Charles, Illinois
LW 2014-48  Little Wars 2014 Friday Afternoon LW 2014-42  Iron Skies Over Oak Ridge, TN. ASaturday Morning Dust tactics Alt WWII. It's 1950 and the Moon Germans have returned. Local Civil Dense and Moonshiners holding the invaders off until the Marines arrive. I did not play this game but the GM's Mark Feldman and Mike Clarkens did d a great job putting on this game. It was played several times over the weekend. LW 2014-29  Iron Skies Over Oak Ridge, TN. LW 2014-41  Iron Skies Over Oak Ridge, TN.
LW 2014-39  Iron Skies Over Oak Ridge, TN. LW 2014-40  Iron Skies Over Oak Ridge, TN. LW 2014-30  Iron Skies Over Oak Ridge, TN. LW 2014-84  Iron Skies Over Oak Ridge, TN.
LW 2014-85  Iron Skies Over Oak Ridge, TN. LW 2014-87  Iron Skies Over Oak Ridge, TN. The machine coming up in the middle of the street are Soviet invaders that tunnled through the Earth. LW 2014-31  Iron Skies Over Oak Ridge, TN. LW 2014-32  Iron Skies Over Oak Ridge, TN.
LW 2014-34  American Civil War LW 2014-36  Lundy's Lane GM Kevin MacDonlad. 28mm War of 1812. Americans facing the British in Upper Canada. Played Friday morning. LW 2014-37  Lundy's Lane GM Kevin MacDonlad. 28mm War of 1812. LW 2014-38  Friday Afternoon. Assault on Bir Hikom 1/100 Blitzkreig Commander II GM Jim Harms. I played French holding off an Itialian attack on my fortified position. The Italians lost the game, they were unable to take the position. I apologize that tHis is the only picture I took of the game.
LW 2014-43  Friday afternoon, Battle of Quatre Bras June 16, 1815. Mark Anderson and Rob Loken. 15mm Rules: Charge!!! Eagles Rising. LW 2014-44  Friday afternoon, Battle of Quatre Bras June 16, 1815. LW 2014-46  Friday afternoon, Battle of Quatre Bras June 16, 1815. LW 2014-47  Not sure what this was, possibly WWII Western Desert.
LW 2014-53  Battle of Cape St Vincent. 1/1200, Rules: Action Under Sail, Stephen King GM. I played Admiral Nelson commanding a squadron from the HMS Captain. LW 2014-57  Battle of Cape St Vincent. HMS Victory LW 2014-61  Battle of Cape St Vincent. View of the Spainish Fleet. LW 2014-65  Battle of Cape St Vincent. HMS Irresistible before turning around.
LW 2014-66  Battle of Cape St Vincent. Spainish fleet at the top British fleet at the bottom. The British have turned around and are giving chase, albit slowly. LW 2014-67  Battle of Cape St Vincent. Spainish on the right, Biitish on the left. LW 2014-69  Battle of Cape St Vincent. Spainish Fleet LW 2014-70  Battle of Cape St Vincent.Spainhs fleet and a few British at the bottom of the picture.
LW 2014-71  Battle of Cape St Vincent. HMS Victory about to fire on the Sant LW 2014-72  Battle of Cape St Vincent. Spainish moving. LW 2014-73  Battle of Cape St Vincent. HMS Victory firing again on the Santisima Trinidad, HMS Captian and Nelson getting ready to fire on the Santisima Trinidad. LW 2014-74  Battle of Cape St Vincent. HMS Victory about to fire on the Santisima Trinidad
LW 2014-75  Battle of Cape St Vincent. Spainish Fleet with the Santisima Trinidad center right. LW 2014-76  Battle of Cape St Vincent. Spainish Fleet with the Santisima Trinidad center right. I used a flash to show the difference. THis was the best shot with the flash. LW 2014-81  Battle of Cape St Vincent. British ship of the line. LW 2014-83  Battle of Cape St Vincent. Both fleets at medium to long rangs. Santisima Trinidad pinned by two Britsih ships as Spainish frigate was trying to place itself between the Spainish Flagship and her tormenters.
LW 2014-01  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW. Nick Stock GM doing a couple of final modifications to teh set up. LW 2014-02  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW.  Parliamentarian cavalry moved up to fire on teh Royalist cavalry. Royalist cavalry from the right flank coming to reinforce the Royalist right flank. LW 2014-03  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW.  Parliamentarian infantry waiting for the out come of the cavalry fight. LW 2014-04  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW.  Parliamentarian cavalry moved to attack the Royalist infantry in the center.
LW 2014-06  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW Close up of the  Parliamentarian cavalry moving to flank the Royalist center at the gap that had been left open by the Royalist cavalry that left. LW 2014-07  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW Parliamentarian line and Essex. LW 2014-09  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW Royalist cavalry. LW 2014-10  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW Royalist cavalry.
LW 2014-12  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW Royalist cavalry. LW 2014-13  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW Royalist cavalry. LW 2014-14  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW.  Parliamentarian have moved up to attack the remaining Royalists. The Royalist cavalry is attacking the flank of the Parliamentarian musket and pike unit. LW 2014-15  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW
LW 2014-18  Newbury, 20 September 1643 ECW.  Parliamentarian musket and pike. LW 2014-22  Newbury, 20 September 1643 ECW.Everyone is close to being destroyed. The question is who will go first.The Parliamentarian ring formation is holding off the Royalist Cavalry. The Parliamentarian took a shot at the cavalry for six turn and could not get a hit. LW 2014-23  Newbury, 20 September 1643, ECW Overhead view of the battle. LW 2014-24  Newbury, 20 September 1643 ECW Royalist cavalry attacking the flank of the Parliamentarian infantry. The game ended soon after this with a Royalist victory. It was a near fought victory though. The Royalist were close to being defeated too.
LW 2014-26  Quatre Bras, 1815. Rules Orders to Eagles,  Saturday Afternoon GM Terry Callahan. This is the opening of the game I ran on Saturday. The French, on the left, have made their first move while the Anglo allies are moving to defend Quatre Bras. The Dutch-Belgium Division has deployed to delay the French until reenforcements arrive, Occupying Gemincourt and Grand Pirepont farms. LW 2014-27  Quatre Bras, 1815. The French ahve taken Grand Pirepont and kicked the Dutrch out of Gemincourt. THe battle will see saw back and forth here for most of the game until the French left a few battalions and just went around the farm as can be seen from the shot. A errant cannon ball is about to severly injure the 2nd Corps Imperial Lightm Cavalry commander which results in the rout of the entire corps. The player rolled a 1 on a d10 with a minus 2 modifier. Thus exited the Imperial Guard after one inconclusive charge. LW 2014-28  Quatre Bras, 1815. Towards the end of the game. The British Divisions are moving up to reenforce the Dutch while the remaing Dutch units are about to suffer a fallback result in their morale falling back a full move. THe French were approaching a point where the fresh Anglo-Allies would overwhelm them. The game ended soon atfter this point.