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Monday, 9 August 2021

Host With The Most - A Short Post

 Jonathan http://palousewargamingjournal.blogspot.com/ kindly asked me if I would like to join Matt http://wargamesinthedungeon.blogspot.com/ via Zoom and play the third game in as many days of his Shoemakers Bridge August1777 scenario. If you follow Jonathan's blog you will know it was an offer you could not refuse.

If you pop over to Jonathan's blog he has written up a report of the first of these series of games, it will be interesting to see how the different players approached the challenges to both protagonists of this excellent scenario.

I will not go into great detail and steal Jon's thunder, my plan was to give the tyrants troops a bloody nose before retiring. Emboldened by early successes I probably hung around a while longer than was prudent, however the militia holding Shoemakers Farm did sterling work tying down several British battalions in what turned out to be a mini Le Haye Sante.

The Action Around Shoemakers Farm
Photo curtesy of Jonathan

I await the butchers bill from Jon but I assume a strategic if somewhat bloody victory for the British.

A most enjoyable three hours, though it did not seem that long, Jonathan and Fields of Honor AWI rules ensuring a flowing and engaging game.

Once again my thanks to host Jonathan and my opponent Matt. 

TTFN and KBO





12 comments:

  1. Followed this on several blogs, glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. Great fun George a very challenging scenario for both sides, oh if only I could have sustained my good firing throughout the game. As it was the British had five units one hit off being destroyed at close of play.

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  2. Nice aar without tmi. Good you had fun. Jonathan is quite the host.

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    1. Thank you, Jonathan is indeed a fine host and puts up a good scenario and table spread.

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  3. Thanks for joining in, Phil! Great to meet finally. There is no thunder to steal. go ahead and post whatever you wish on this battle. It may be awhile before I can turn attention to collecting my thoughts on Game 3. I will put together The Butcher's Bill and send on to you and Matt.

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    1. My pleasure to be invited, most enjoyable indeed. Thank you for the Butchers Bill, the patriots were so near yet so far.

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  4. I am not so sure of the outcome Phil the assault on shoemakers farm was a costly affair !

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    1. A great game Matt, from the outcome Jonathan sent a costly affair indeed, but it could have been worse.

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  5. Committing wargames adultery again I see...😉

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  6. I have enjoyed looking at this scenario on several blogs and there is a universal approval and delight from all involved, certainly reflecting the ton of effort that JF puts into his gaming and into supporting the community.

    Did you like the hex based approach?

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    1. Yes I was quite taken with it. It I think really suitable for virtual games it makes the conveyance of movement instructions to the host a lot easier and from a remote players view a lot easier to judge distances although in rules where you I expected to estimate and fire not so useful.

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