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.


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.