Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Battle of Southam (1642)

We finally got around to trying out the "Warr Without an Enemie" rules with their suggested 'learning scenario' a few days ago (i.e., August 3rd).


Early action from behind Royalist force.


Unfortunately I was unable to play (my chemotherapy leaves me very fatigued),  but I was able to host, watch and enjoy the battle as Rob (Royalist) and Murdock (Parliamentarian) battled it out.

More Royalist cavalry sweeps out as well.



In case you are curious, Murdock provided the the dark blocks in front of units have their orders written on them.  He also brought some "Disruption Point" markers (sides marked 1-4 and the reverse side with a dreaded 5).

Parliamentarian ponies move up to engage.


Sadly due to my medical state I wasn't able to follow the action well enough to recount it here . . . but hopefully Murdock will soon post an account (and much better photos) on his blog. . . . (which he has now done).

In addition, as of August 16th, Rob has posted his account and photos of the battle here.

Trying to flank the Parliamentarians.


As I mentioned earlier, I wasn't in condition to record the game BUT I do recall our all liking the rules.  For me (and I think the others) the main attraction was that the player is challenged to make lots of choices during the game.  I know that we also felt that the mechanics encouraged period results.

So the overall result of the night was that we will definitely play them again.

Oh, and the results of the battle? . . . I think that I will leave that to Murdock to write about. . . . (which he has now done).

In addition, as of August 16th, Rob has posted his account and photos of the battle here.

-- Jeff 

6 comments:

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

An uplifting report despite all. Cheers to the 3 of you Jeff and may you be playing again soon.

Allan Tidmarsh said...

Nice view of the game

El Grego said...

Thanks for the overview - hopefully Murdock will regale us soon with his view.

Hope that you are feeling better soon, Jeff.

A J said...

It's nice to see some ECW action. I hope you feel better soon.

Fitz-Badger said...

I really like the pictures! Looks and sounds like a fun game.

Best wishes with your chemotherapy and may you have more energy to participate soon!

Prince Lupus said...

Thanks for sharing Jeff. Hope you're not hors de combat for too long.