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Author Topic: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR  (Read 7226 times)

Offline Ramirez Noname

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Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« on: December 27, 2015, 05:40:22 PM »
Making the most of having a long weekend and especially as my son wasn't at work either we managed to get some FIW action on the gaming table.

We played a simple "raid" game using the Song of Drum and Tomahawk rules.

My son set up the homestead defenders first and then I set up the Canadians and Huron raiders in the tree line. Although I had the superior numbers, the dice rolls were definitely in the defenders favour today. Having lost four of my warriors I decided to make a tactical withdraw.

A few in-game photos -



The stalwart defenders



The reserved Canadians



And the lacklustre Hurons

The defenders ... defend ... very well







And the raiders eventually fall back



As can be seen by them hiding in the trees being taunted by "Old Jenkins"

A very enjoyable game had by all. Figures mostly from Galloping Major, Redoubt and a couple of Northstar Mohawks and Bluemoon settlers, some painted by Flags of War and the rest my me.

RMZ

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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 06:18:12 PM »
Excellent table, figures and painting , you,ve certainly captured the " feel " of the period. I particularly like the corn fields , I,ve never been able to represent them. Look forward to more posts.

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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2015, 08:20:06 PM »
Great looking game. ;D
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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2015, 09:18:58 PM »
Agree, a lovely set up and AAR.
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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 01:19:44 AM »
I am another who is taken with your terrain.
Well done, love it.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline Ramirez Noname

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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 11:03:42 AM »

Thanks guys for the positive comments; it was good to get a game in as we hadn't played for ages.

I particularly like the corn fields , I,ve never been able to represent them.

Thank Belisarius, I used the JTT model railroad ones, which I fitted onto some random pattern movement trays and also used 25mm round mdf bases also with some stalks on. This allows a figure to "hide" in the cornfield. There's quite a lot of discussion about different ideas of cornfield representation here - http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=83602.30

Looking forward to the next game, too ...

RMZ

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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 01:43:56 AM »
Awesome job, Ramirez! Love the figs and terrain, too. I think my favorite is that incredibly cool and rustic looking cabin, along with your colorful pumpkin patch. That shot of the defenders on the fence, with the cornfield and cabin in the background is a classic.

Can I link your AAR on the Song of Drums and Tomahawks battle reports page of our website?

Oh, and tell Old Jenkins to give 'em Hell!!!

Mike Demana
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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 07:09:09 PM »
Hi Mike,

Thank you for your kind words. The game is very enjoyable and really captures the flavour.

Can I link your AAR on the Song of Drums and Tomahawks battle reports page of our website?

Please feel free to link the AAR. If you want any other phots I can PM them to you. I'll post some details of the corn, snake fence and log cabin a bit later.

RMZ

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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2015, 07:17:52 PM »
Good looking game you've got there, all the terrain 'gels' together nicely
Photos of my recent efforts are at www.littleleadmen.com and https://beaverlickfalls.blogspot.com

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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2015, 09:05:27 PM »
Good looking game you've got there, all the terrain 'gels' together nicely

Thanks chap.

RMZ

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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2015, 09:10:40 PM »
Some detail phots of the cornfield elements -







Log cabin details to follow ...

RMZ

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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2015, 09:19:59 PM »
Log cabin build phots -










3mm MDF base, 6mm softwood dowels and a rectangle of cork tile for the floor. I have a couple more cabins in production, which I'll post phots of when their finished.

RMZ

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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2015, 10:11:56 PM »
Very effective, the cabin is great, especially the chimney. ;D

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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2015, 05:39:29 PM »
Great idea on the mud chinking (technical term, that...) between the horizontal dowel logs! Never considered doing that, but know it is something that was done. I'll have to steal that idea on my next cabin.

Please do tell how you did the chimney. That really draws the eye and makes the cabin a great piece of eye candy!

Mike Demana
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Re: Stubborn Settlers - A "Song of Drum and Tomahawk" AAR
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2015, 06:35:53 PM »
Oh, and I linked your report here on our Game Reports page:
http://www.firstcommandwargames.com/published-rules/song-of-drums-and-tomahawks/

Thanks again for letting me do so!

Mike Demana
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