|After Rob's first turn|
We were advised by a number of TMPers to cut my 8' x 5' table in half and have only 8 units per side (4 mounted, 2 per side; and 4 foot units in the center). With little room to maneuver, this forced us to "learn the rules" by mixing it up right away.
As a "house rule" Rob and I decided to reduce movement by a third (thus 8" and 12" instead of 12" & 18") because we do not play on a 7 foot wide table. And it was well that we did so, for a glance at the photo below shows how close Rob's Heavy Horse were after a single move:
|Table edge is right behind the Dragoons closest to you.|
My Wildschwein Dragoons (front unit with blue caps) were in definite trouble . . . and the unit behind wasn't happy either. But things can swing back-and-forth quite a bit in "Black Powder" and so they did here.
But first, an apology . . . I have cancer and after almost a year (in total) of chemotherapy, I have a definite case of "chemo-brain". My mind is fairly foggy and I have terrible short-term memory so Rob was kind enough to handle the rule book for us. Needless to say, I have little detailed memory of the battle, but here are a couple more photos (I forgot to take pics for the most part):
|Some of Rob's foot -- who he had trouble motivating.|
|My Heavy Horse are about to ruin's his Dragoon's day.|
We certainly had fun. . . . And tomorrow we will attempt to play an actual scenario . . . the "Bridge at Kronstadt" scenario by Brig. C. S. Grant, OBE.