Sunday, May 22, 2011

"Uncivil War" Playesting

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).


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Nice looking game - the Tigers are next on my painting table..!

MiniMike said...

Beautiful looking game. Looking forward to the AAR's and some more details on the rules. I thought they were small scale skirmish? Michael

jmilesr said...

Mike: They are skirmish rules, we were using a lot of figures to test the scope

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

The table looks great! I'm doing some ACW stuff myself at the moment and I'd like to see the demo, but sadly will not be able to do so due to insurmountable distance.


DaveWilkin said...

That looks an outstanding set up there ! Skirmish level you say...hmm I was looking for an excuse to get 28mm ACW after geting the ACW mounted command miniature in the Salute goody bag this year!

Docsmith said...

I'm thinking you'll need A LOT of play-testing the Uncivil War rules at that particular gaming room - just so you get it right of course!