Even a Blind Hog…

My streak (if two-in-a-row can properly be called a streak) of Regimental Fire and Fury victories has been ended.

I played The Scarlet J in a straight-up meeting engagement this Saturday and was fairly thoroughly thrashed.  We were playing without any victory conditions, other than ‘major casualties’ which we said would be 20 stands, or around 30% of our total forces. I think the score ended up being somewhere around 14-20, and NOT in my favor.

I had intentions of assaulting and shattering the Yankee center, but misjudged space and time, and didn’t get my forces deployed in a timely manner. Attempting to assault through the worst terrain on the board, was most likely a bad idea, from the start. In contrast, TSJ managed his forces quite well-he marched onto the field in line formation, and I payed the price for trying to maneuver in front of a fully deployed enemy line. I was backing up towards the ropes by turn 3, and was never able to retake the momentum from the Yankee aggressors.

There were a few charges during the game, and I won every one of them, but the sheer weight of Yankee rapid-fire musketry was irresistible.

Next time we’ll be starting a campaign, which will tack the Longstreet campaign system onto the RF&F tactical system in some sort of unholy mechanical matrimony. I’ll be out for revenge!

In the meantime, here are a few shots from the game.


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  • Frank Arey  On 03/30/2014 at 9:59 pm

    Still looks like a good game to me. Nothing personal, but I hope your ridge defending ability is the same when it comes to Napoleonics! And congrats on finishing those cavalrymen.

    • arkiegamer  On 03/31/2014 at 6:12 am

      It was a good game-I had fun and learned some valuable lessons, too. I guess I’d _better_ learn how to defend a ridge, if I’m going to be the Brits in the Peninsular War!

  • daggerandbrush  On 03/31/2014 at 2:31 am

    As always beautiful pictures of your gamign table setup. Really gives you the feeling of being there.

    • arkiegamer  On 03/31/2014 at 6:10 am

      Thanks, man. It’s a work in progress. I’m going to tackle water features, next, which is something I’ve never done before.

  • Burkhard  On 04/02/2014 at 2:49 am

    Marvelous looking game! What else can be said here!

  • tinpotrevolutionary  On 04/11/2014 at 2:44 pm

    Them damned Yankees! Well you know what they say, you learn more in defeat than victory. Great looking game!

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