Started by Steve J, 06 January 2021, 02:15:30 PM
QuoteRolled eyes and rolled dice!
Quote1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - For King & Parliament2) What armies were confronted? - Scots Royalists against Covenanters3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very!!4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, used them many times, best War of the 3 Kingdoms rules ever used. 5) How many players were in the game? - Two6) What went well? - We managed to play two games in two hours! 7) What could have been improved? Some pretty horrific activation chits pulled out the bag by both sides meant neither sides plans worked exactly....Paul came round and we played a couple of versions of the very small Battle of Carbisdale (27 April 1650) scenario which I had put together. I was trying out how effective small (1 hit) units work in FK&P. The first game used five 1 hit troops of horse for the Covenanters, these proved quite brittle even with veteran status and attached shot makers added. The single Royalist troop of horse was easily disposed of when it failed an activation and one Paul's troops charged it in the rear. The Royalist rabble units actually performed quite well and managed to withdraw to the comparative safety of the rough ground. However Paul used his two units of highlanders to good effect and the rabble and Danish mercenaries proved no match for them after a breif encounter on the hillside.For the second game we "brigaded" four of the Covenanter horse troops into two 2 hit units and dropped their Victory level to just 25% of the total Victory Points (4 VP), so Paul had to be a lot more careful not to loose units in the second game. The Royalist withdrawal to the hills this time was somewhat stiffled when Montrose drew 1 on two sucessive turns when trying a brigade move. While one unit of rabble was put to the sword early the remaining rabble unit and the Danes put up some stout resistance to the highlanders before surcoming once again. We thought the second game played much more evenly and was as close to being evenly balanced as could be expected.Good way to spend a couple of hours on a showery Sunday afternoon.
Quote from: paulr on 30 November 2021, 07:20:44 AMPierre the Shy came up with a very interesting scenario for the the very small Battle of Carbisdale (27 April 1650), certainly something you would be very unlikely to see in a fictitious scenario