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.