This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
Last night saw a break in painting up ancients and I was able to go over to Ernie's house and help with play testing his upcoming Uncivil War rules. We played not not one, not two, but three of the included scenarios last night. It was a blast and the rules are coming along very nicely. Ernie (Architects of War) will be posting some more detailed AAR's on his blog, so I will not go into a lot of detail now.
The game plays very quickly and definitely has a lot of period character to it. The picture to the left shows some dashing rebel calvary trying the flank the raiding Union force. The game pictured was a supply raid where the union has to search through the town looking for supplies (markers with hidden values). Initially the Union far out numbers the confederates, but as the game goes on, more reb's join the fight.
Including my contribution to the evenings forces - a contingent of Confederate Zouaves - the Louisiana Tigers! The figures are the Perry plastic Zouaves and they are very detailed uniforms to paint. If any of you are going to Historicon this year, please consider playing in or checking out the Uncivil War demo games on Saturday, which start at 1:00pm (game numbers S-260 and S-261).