Monday, December 29, 2014

Muskets & Tomahawks AAR - 12/28/14

Yesterday Roy S., Wade S and Dan K. met me at our local game store (Game Kastle in Fremont) to play a game of Muskets & Tomahawks.  With all the family stuff going on we made these plans at the last minute having a window of opportunity open up for a game --- so off to play Muskets & Tomahawks we went.

We played a large game --- not worrying that much about points since we've played so much at this point we can get a fairly even game sorted in our heads.  Orders of battle below.

British Order of Battle

42nd Regiment - The Royal Highlanders (The Black Watch)
  • 1 x Officer
  • 12 x Regulars
  • 12 x Regulars
  • 12 x Grenadiers
48th Regiment (Webb)
  • 1 x Officer
  • 12 x Regulars
  • 12 x Regulars
  • 12 x Grenadiers
8 x Rangers
8 x Rangers
12 x Light infantry

French Order of Battle

Royal-Roussillon
  • 1 x Officer
  • 12 x Regulars
  • 12 x Regulars
La Reine
  • 1 x Officer
  • 12 x Regulars
  • 12 x Regulars
12 x Compagnie Franches de la Marine

1 x Canadian Militia Officer
8 x Canadian Militia
8 x Canadian Militia

1 x Indian Chief
6 x Indians
6 x Indians
6 x Indians
6 x Indians
6 x Indians

The game was a total blood bath and very close ... anytime there was a swing in one sides favor, it would backfire and swing back.  In the end we called it a draw ... it might have slightly ... and I mean slightly started to favor the British at the end (we called it at the beginning of turn 5).

The 42nd (Black Watch) was wiped out completed as was the Royal-Roussillon regiment ... the others took heavy casualties.  The British light infantry survived well (one of the best units in the game IMO) and the Indians took heavy casualties as well.  We had lots of close combat with tomahawks (thrown weapons) getting hurled before engaging.

Do to the size and the fact that two of the four players hadn't played M&T for some time we decided to not roll the sub plots and just play a straight up "kill the other guy" game.  This was also partly due to the last minute lack of preparation on my part for the unexpected game day :-)  Regardless, it was a nail bitter throughout the whole game and all enjoyed playing.

I forgot my camera at home so I only had my phone to take pictures ... but they came out ok ... pictures below of the action.




















14 comments:

  1. Lovely looking game Jay !!!

    Really like the big regiments of 3 units each looks so good.

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    1. Thanks ... I was just checking out the ACW pics you posted ... Very nice!!

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  2. Looks great! This game is on my list for trying out in 2015 for sure.

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  3. Fantastic looking game! As luck would have it, I just got in my very first game of M&T and I loved it.

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    1. Outstanding - glad you've taken up M&T :-)

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  4. Those are OUTSTANDING looking Regiments!
    I am just getting into M&T as well and enjoying the fun

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