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Offline Iain R

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Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« on: August 18, 2013, 01:25:54 PM »
Hi chaps,

Managed to cobble together a few photographs from Wednesday night's clash of Empires in the Canadian wilderness into some sort of battle report! OK, so it's not 20mm and it's not modern, but it makes a nice change to painting all that DPM and drab greens!

Allow me to set the scene...

In the year of our Lord 1756, on the shores of the New World, two mighty powers were at work, carving out new settlements and hegemonies for themselves.  Those two powers, unfortunately, were the Kingdoms of Great Britain and of France, oldest and most bellicose of foes.

And thus it was, on the banks of an unimportant river in what is now Canada, British settlers, with Government coin in hand, were sent to till and work this fertile land, claiming it the name of King George. France, however, had other ideas...


The forces arrayed for battle


The view from the French lines


"Charge your firelocks!"


"En Avant!"


Like hungry wolves...


The local Militia take some pot shots


The French tighten the noose...


How will it end? The full report can be found on my blog- http://watchitdry.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/muskets-and-tomahawks-battle-report.html

Cheers
Iain
Proudly not painting Wars of The Roses since... ever


Offline Colonel Tubby

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Re: Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 01:31:50 PM »
Great report, some really nice figures. Heartly recommend the Foundry bears.

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Re: Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 01:38:32 PM »
excellent miniatures !  :-*

what happened with the trees?  ;)

this game looks like fun!



Offline Iain R

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Re: Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 07:52:46 PM »
Thanks guys, afraid I can only take credit for the Royal Welch, all other figures were painted by a friend, Dave Stewart (no, not that one), a talented painter who really needs to get on here and show off more of his work!

I did do the trees, swamp and rocky outcrop, though...

@former user- what do you mean? With the Rangers getting chewed by the bear?

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Re: Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 08:00:39 PM »
You said "Canadian wilderness" and I was joking about Your golf course  lol lol lol

What I mean is I expected a few more trees, the table is nice but it reminds of Nebraska  ;)

Offline Iain R

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Re: Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2013, 08:10:57 PM »
 :D Lol, I know exactly what you mean now! Yeah we can normally put on a reasonable amount of trees, but unfortunately one of our number who supplies the bulk of the forestry couldn't make it that night! I have loads of trees at home but have run out of bases for them, so we had to settle for a verdant valley look...

Cheers
Iain

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Re: Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 08:28:37 PM »
the quality of the figures deserves the appropriate surrounding  ;)

Offline Slovdave

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Re: Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 11:11:49 PM »
Cheers Iain. A great game and a superlative game report on your blog.
Have commenced lurking on this forum!
Toy soldiers sir.....farzends of 'em.....an' vey're all carryin' spears!

Offline folnjir

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Re: Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013, 08:34:05 AM »
Great report. Bears seem to have a habit of eating my troops too.

Offline Iain R

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Re: Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 10:24:50 AM »
Cheers Dave, welcome aboard

Folnjir, it certainly adds to the fun of it! I have mooted the idea that once we get a suitable bear model, we could use an artillery scatter dice and a D6 to have it move randomly around the table, charging anything it comes within 6" of, once the appropriate card has been drawn and it's in play...

Ta
Iain.

Offline folnjir

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Re: Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2013, 10:34:54 AM »
I was actually thinking something very similar after reading your blog.

Offline Iain R

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Re: Muskets & Tomahawks- French & Indian Wars Battle Report
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2013, 11:55:39 AM »
Great minds!

 

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