Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Birds Eye View

I got a nice postal surprise yesterday in the form of 2 books I ordered from On Military Matters. I'm now the happy owner of Stuart Asquith's book on "Solo Wargaming" and C.S. Grant's "Scenarios Through the Ages". So after a late night in bed pouring over these two gems, I went over to my gaming space this afternoon after classes and laid out a new scenario to play. My last battle pics involved my entire 18th c collection but to really have a good game its generally better on my table to put fewer units out to give more space for maneuver. So today I set up a flank attack scenario from the Grant book.

According to his book, it's based on the tactical situation of the "Battle of the Boyne" fought in 1690. I found the situation pretty interesting with a sweeping flank attack and the importance of a bridge (a terrain piece a few of which I just finished). I just had to half the number of units to have a better fit for my 4x8 table. The resulting initial set up looks really promising and I'm going to play it out over the next couple of days.

Here are a few pictures taken today after the forces were all laid out. There is a portable set of metal steps in the storage room where my game space is located and I pushed it over to get some top-down pics of the table...somewhat unusual, and more like an aerial shot.


Fitz-Badger said...

Nice setup! It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. :-)

Bluebear Jeff said...

I agree . . . and I like the aerial shots . . . it will be nice to have a few as the scenario gets played out.

-- Jeff

Capt Bill said...

Your great figure convinced me to redo my Reich Duchy of Beerstein army using RSM figures. Thanks for the inspiration. Best regards...Bill

tradgardmastare said...

Super set up and most inspiring!

tidders said...

Great setup, looks like its going to be an interesting encounter.

-- Allan