Saturday, September 10, 2011

54mm French Indian Wars Game

We played a game using my 54mm French Indian Wars collection the other night. There were 12 Indians against 10 Militia. The rules we used were a set of skirmish rules called Song of Drum and Shakos which worked very well indeed. All the figures except for two are William Britains minis. The game was a disaster for the Indians with only one of them surviving the deadly musketry of the Militia who for once must have been sober and shot like demons, while the poor old Indians could not hit the broad side of a barn. The game generated a lot of interest with quite a few other gamers coming over to watch and make comments about how nice the figures looked. Gaming in the scale is really enjoyable and we all had a lot of fun. We will certainly do this again. If you pick the era, the size of the game and use good rules you can have a lot of fun with this scale and it sure does look good! Here are some photos of the event.

Some of the Braves rushing ahead full of courage - before the lead started flying.

Some of the Militia - as I said surprisingly sober and ready to deal with the Indians.

More Militia lads - the cotton puffs denote when a musket has been fired. It takes two actions to reload the musket.
The game in progress - a good time was had by all.

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