Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Hodges Scout

 I have previously mentioned this book before

It’s extremely well written and a thoroughly enjoyable read, giving a great insight into the lives these men had on the campaigns in Canada and how they fought. The examination of the Scout is really good and is a bit of detective story piecing together the differing accounts and trying to tie that in with the evidence is engaging.
So much so that I decided to turn this into a solo game and write it up for submission to the forthcoming Wargames Annual.

Using Musket and Tomahawks second edition I made up some simple rules for the arrival of the natives and Canadian militia, together with a simple mechanism for their actions.

The game played well and even though on this occasion the result was pretty historical there are opportunities ( albeit slim 😁) for Hodges to win.

Anyway here’s a few photos of the game. 
The miniatures are mainly Crann Tara with a few Minden. The mat is from Geek Villain, lake, lake shore and forest floor from barrage miniatures, trees Last Valley.











4 comments:

The Jolly Broom Man said...

Nice one mate. Love the colour and texture of the mat elements by the way; very effective.

Independentwargamesgroup said...

Nicely done Graham. Love the new terrain pieces.

Mark Nichipor said...

Thank you for the book recommendation. I have my local library getting me a copy.

The game looks brilliant. Beautiful terrain and well painted figures. Outstanding!

Norm said...

Lovely textures there and nice support for the Wargamers Annual.