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(Game 2) Mini One Day Open MeG Competition held at Entoyment, Poole

So onto game 2 and final one of the day. This was against RJC one of the MeG rule team. We are now at nose bleed altitude. He was fielding Mitanni, a chariot army with lots of skilled shooters plus as it turned out quite a few supporting foot. I did not have any real plan other than try to run down as many as possible chariot units with the fanatics, while seeing what else comes to light. I think a flexible plan does not even cover it.

Deployment:
So the terrain options again were around limiting the options for the chariots without limiting the lancers.






The rest of the game:
Fewer pictures this time I am afraid is it became quite focused and tense in a nice game way. The key thing was that RJC elected to push up aggressively and skirmish away from the single line of fanatics. This turned out to be a miss calculation and the wing of chariots quickly collapsed to a combined assault of lancers and elephants. One escaping to their own back edge, eventually killing to two units of elephants…
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(Game 1) Mini One Day Open MeG Competition held at Entoyment, Poole

A mini one day MeG competition was held at Pete's excellent wargaming shop and playing venue, Entoyment, in Poole, organised by Jez. The format was 2 games at 10k points open army selection. Personally a favorite competition format, as you an bring any favorite army, plus it is not possible to optimize your list for specific theme. So I chose Rajput Indian. A warrior caste of medieval India known for aggressive cavalry. In MeG this army is protected lancers, some superior and a fanatical unit, Elephants and combat adverse foot. The full MeG army list can be downloaded here. I have not played MeG competitions for a while as I have been helping with the highly compatible ReG rule set for playing games across 1500AD to 1722AD.

So game one I was playing my good friend Bruce, with his New Kingdom Egyptians. (To view the army list click here). This would be an interesting challenge as Bruce is both practiced with the army from Warfare 2019 and it contains a lot of loose foot which will …

Drums and Muskets: French Vs Austrian (1813)

Alan kindly brought over some of his large Minfigs collection for a game of Drums and Muskets. (Plug alert) My new free fast play Napoleonic rules. 
We set up a very sociable "beer and pretzels" game of French Vs Austrians in 1813. The Austrian force defending a river crossing against a French Line Brigade of 12 battalions.

Austrian centre and right with a bridging unit.
TheFrench won the deployment initiative but in doing so the Austrians get first move. In Drums and Muskets, each unit gets a number of actions, shooting, moving, reload etc and the players resolve these alternatively. Instead of the Shooting, moving combat phase system. Also unit morale is not finally known till after deployment. This is resolved by a D6 within a range depending on the unit. There are three morale (resilience) grades. Lacklustre, Steady and Determined.

Cotton wool is used to indicate which units have shot but have not reloaded. Units also have training grade which controls the number of combina…