Monday, November 20, 2017

Additional Information on AWI Game at Fall-In

I wanted to post some additional information on the AWI game my son and I ran at Fall-In.  The information below focuses on table signage and handouts provided to the players.  One of the things I particularly like about Sharp Practice is the opportunity to tell a story within the game.  I tried to do that with this game.

Scenario Description placed on game table

I also provided a map showing the location of this fictional battle.  I thought this added some flavor to the scenario.

Map showing location of Freemantle Farm


The use of 'objective cards' is an idea I read about either on the TFL Yahoo Group, or TMP and I thought it would fit well in this game.  The 4 cards were created for this scenario and do not impact the SP rules.  The cards are pictured below with a brief description of how they are used in the game.



Each player was provided a General Order, which, when taken together with the game description provided the players with the information necessary to play the game.  (Players were also furnished with force rosters and officer rosters.)

General Order for American Player

General Order for British Player



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

AWI Action at Fall-In

This is the first post for my new blog documenting my favorite hobby - Historical Miniature Wargaming.  We're starting out with a look at the recent HMGS Convention, Fall-In, held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The first Lard Days at Fall-In was held this past 3-5 November with 15 TooFATLardies games scheduled over Friday and Saturday.

Here are some photos from the AWI Sharp Practice game my son and I ran, "We Fight, Get Beat, Rise and Fight Again".  This was a fictional encounter set in the southern theater of the AWI.

Table sign for game

SP Deployment Point for American forces

Maryland Continental Line fires

The bucolic Freemantle Farm - target of British Forces

Mrs. Freemantle at the farm house

Here come the British!  Led by the 33rd Foot and the Queen's Rangers

Maryland State Line prepares to fire

33rd Foot and Queen's Rangers advance

42nd Regiment of Foot fires on the Continental Line

I want to thank freshcoastgaming.blogspot.com for some of the photos posted above.

Additional Information on AWI Game at Fall-In

I wanted to post some additional information on the AWI game my son and I ran at Fall-In.  The information below focuses on table signage an...