Sunday, 3 July 2016

Gauntlet - Gettysburg day 3 and other games

A dry day after the torrential rain returning home yesterday. Rather than continuing the Korsun game, we switched to ACW after I was tempted by Steve's 10mm Gordon and Hague figures. he had a lot and looking through the new Black Powder "Glory Hallelujah" I picked the Gettysburg day 3 scenario as something suited to an all day game. Typically we had to make compromises with the number of figures per regiment to fit in with Steve's army, but we had enough figures, just! I took the roll of umpire, trying to remember all the well reasoned differences in the rules. in hindsight there were a number I missed, so perhaps we should have tried a smaller scenario first. However all six players had a great game. Despite the small scale we used 66% scaling for the game so the action moved quite quickly.

General Hancock (Jamie) surveys the neat Union line as Pickets Division heads for the Union left (note the authentic beard, but the hair length might be more suitable for JEB Stuart...)

After a couple of turns the Confederates surge onwards, but not as quick as they would have liked.

Gary S (playing Trimbles Division) ponders changing his command dice.

While Gary H (Union left flank) contemplates the advancing Rebels

The Union right comes under pressure

At long last Trimble (Confederate Gary) troop get into action and begin to roll up the Union right flank.

Unfortunately by this time the Confederate right under Pettigrew had been defeated and as people had to depart It was declared a very historical draw. Generally the ACW amendments worked well (when I remembered them) but the were a number of flaws in the scenario such as failing to define the objective and "point Z", which highlight poor proof reading of the book. I'll try and write a review once I have fully read it and played at least one other scenario. Thanks to Jamie, Richard, Gary x2, Andy and especially Steve (who provided the terrain and figures) for their participation.

Some other games at Gauntlet

Craig Cartmell demo'ing "Daisho"

and his other new game "Blood Eagle"

A big fantasy game Kings of War?

Dark ages game by Steve Oates (The Baggage Train)

One of the Flames of War competition boards for the desert

and for winter! Independently Pete D, picked the same trees as me

A big Team Yankee game on day 2

of course there were boardgames and other games such as X-wing, Frostgrave, etc. and the traditional WRG 6th edition contest. It seems everyone had a great weekend of relaxed gaming in ta friendly environment. Roll on Gauntlet 2017.


Counterpane said...

"Relaxed gaming in a friendly environment" is definitely Gauntlet's USP. As a gathering for gamers to play, rather than shop, it should be a better known fixture on the annual calendar.

Thanks for the write-up.

KEV. said...

Thanks for Posting these Games WILL - much appreciated. Regards. KEV.

Andrew Canham said...

Great report and photos. I really enjoyed it and it was certainly spectacular.

Cheers, Andy

Richard Phillips said...

Definitely plan to be at many more Gauntlets in the future. Great Korsun Pocket game on Saturday shame I couldn't get there Sunday.

Richard Phillips said...

Definitely plan to be at many more Gauntlets in the future. Great Korsun Pocket game on Saturday shame I couldn't get there Sunday.