Game List - January to June, 2000
|Jan 1 - Civil War||Apr 1 - Civil War|
|Jan 8 - Civil War||Apr 8 - Coral Sea and Trireme|
|Jan 15 - Civil War||Apr 15 - Civil War|
|Jan 22- WW2 land||Apr 22 - Civil War|
|Jan 29 - WW2 air||Apr 29 - British Colonial|
|Feb 5 - no game||May 6 - Joe's Graduation party|
|Feb 12 - WW2 land and air||May 13 - Civil War|
|Feb 19- Civil War & WW2 air||May 20 - No game. Off to VA|
|Feb 26 - Battle of Britain||May 27 - Attending NashCon|
|Mar 4 - Civil War and Battle of Britain||Jun 3 - WW2 air, "Civil War", Viking|
|Mar 11 - WW2 air and WW2 naval||Jun 10 - Civil War|
|Mar 18 - Shamrock Con - B-17s||Jun 17 - Civil War, WW2 Air, Viking|
|Mar 25 - British Colonial and Vikings||Jun 24 - Civil War in Shiloh, IL|
WW2 Air to Air combat. 1/300 scale. Blue Sky rules. A convention game with eight German players. Sixteen B-17s, unescorted, tried to fly through sixteen German fighters. No one had played this game before, and most did quite well. Only five B-17s made it through to the edge of the board. Two of the bombers lost both pilot and copilot. Six fighters were shot down. The whole game, including flight instructions, took 2 hours 15 minutes. The list below gives the names of the players and the points they scored in the game. Moderator, Tom Sparhawk.
Civil War 15mm scale. Johhny Reb 2.5 rules. Cavalry were holding the ground as about 10 brigades per side came in randomly on one of three random roads. Five objectives were placed, where one side had to hold three to win. Union had excellent rolls as far as roads were concerned and came in evenly. Confederates bogged down with 60% of their force coming in on one road. Union right flank - six brigades - crushed the three confederate brigades facing it. Left flank fairly quiet. Clear Union victory. No moderator.
Civil War 15mm scale. Johhny Reb 2.5 rules. Two union corps were trapped in a pass. Two confederate divisions were assaulting from one direction and another confederate blocking force came in on their rear. Union had to get the majority of their force and some supply wagons off through the blocking force... Hidden markers used for blocking force originally were all false, and only two brigades came in to block. Confederates pushed uniformly across the main front and drove the union back to a second defensive position. Union detached a division to try to clear the blocking force. Union lost all of their smoothbore guns but held up well. Game ended in a draw. No moderator.
Civil War 15mm scale. Johhny Reb 2.5 rules. One big ridge in the middle of the table, with a pass as the objective. One brigade on each side deployed at start with 6 (CS) or 7(US) more brigades to enter randomly. Started well for the union as they had firm posession of the objective on initial deployment. Their position soon fell apart as a confederate brigade flanked their forward position. After some dancing around the serious fighting began. US right flank collapsed after it was pulled thin by a flanking movement and the weakened center was assaulted by a large CS brigade. US Left flank under pressure as well and in danger of collapse. The proverbial towel was thrown in after ten turns as the federals had lost most of their artillery and a significant number of troops. Clear confederate victory. No moderator.
British Colonial 25mm scale. Sword and Flame rules. 60 British Infantry, a 6 pounder, a gatling gun, and a correspondent from the Times occupied a three section fortification. Zulus attacked from four possible directions (randomly rolled for each unit). 120 Zulus attacked and were repulsed with moderate loses for the British. 120 more Zulus attacked and caused heavier British casualties. 120 more Zulus attacked again. British were able to defend only one section of the fortification on this final assault. It was a near thing with good service by the correspondent shooting a Zulu leader just before an assault. British had 14 infantry, 2 (of 8) gunners, and the correspondent when the final assault was repulsed. British victory. No moderator.
Civil War 15mm scale. Johhny Reb 2.5 rules. Assault on a small earthwork. Five CS brigades attacked two US brigades and a fortification with two 30# Parrotts and two 8" Howitzers, and two regiments. Grueling fight for the flanks culminated with a combined assault on the fortification. After much slaughter the US asked for terms. Hard fought CS victory. No moderator.
Civil War 25MM Scale. Brother Against Brother rules. Tried out a new rules set for ACW skirmish rules 25MM scale. Played two games with equal forces each time, hard fought and lots of casualties. Both times the Confederates were roundly defeated. No moderator. This is my first attempt at updateing the Web Page.