Saturday 30 July 2022
Thursday 28 July 2022
Sunday 24 July 2022
Monday 18 July 2022
Friday 15 July 2022
As promised I managed to run the Battle of the Little Bighorn scenario at the club. It is meant to represent the final stand as the Native Americans close in. The rules were the simple Fistful of Lead Reloaded. The forces we split as follows. 2 groups of dismounted US cavalry, each of 5 figures. One of which was designated as Custer. The Native Americans had 4 groups each of 5 figures, nearly half of which were mounted.
It is not much of a battle report as I spent most of the game laughing. Memorable highlights being Custer, finally crumbling under numerous attacks. There was also a bit of friendly fire amongst the cavalry and plenty oof mutterings about the number of Aces and Queen of hearts that John drew allowing him to recover all the wounds inflicted on him. The final act saw a wounded trooper trying to crawl to safety, only for 2 Souix warriors to track him down and put an end to his life, Now for the pictures.
|Preparing for the last stand|
|Not quite Souix|
|Quickly dubbed wounded Knee after being shot twice|
|Lack of ammo was not good|
|Lone marksman- little bo peep|
|Custer is down|
|Here they come again|
|Friendly fire amidst the carnage|
|The final few|
|Not a good time to run out of ammo|
|It's not looking good|
|Great shooting before the Queen of hearts|
|Last man standing|
So, a very enjoyable again, so much so we go again next week, with a few different players. Mitch also hopes to get the Cacti painted. We could also do with a few more dismounted Native Americans for when they get wounded and un-horsed
Sunday 10 July 2022
Wednesday 6 July 2022
I know I said I would get some of the mounted cavalry to match the first batch of figures, but, I was sent a Fistful of Lead scenario for the Little Bighorn, in which I needed 10 troopers on foot and 20 Native Americans. So a change of order was made and here they are. All from Artizan miniatures.
I'm quite happy with how they've turned out. Now I can select 10 random figures from the 12 I have. Here they all are.
I also completed one more Native American to bring them up to 20 after re-basing 10 rather old and badly painted mounted figures. They will do to try out the scenario. There was also a trapper from Artizan added to the completed tally.
Hopefully I'll get to run the scenario next week at the club. It does look difficult for the cavalry.