Today after about a month we finally got a game in the men who would be kings , from Osprey, we have both decent British intervention army's and ACW forces so the Pig wars were a first choice to test out the scenarios. My British vs the Americans, 24 points aside. Scenario A "Just passing by"
Alec's Americans, sharpshooter Zouaves, 1 regular and 1 irregular units and a gun
My British BIF , Elite guards 2 regulars and poor trained gun
I laid out the table and the objectives were to get off the opposite sides,
Deploying in opposite corners we set off
the British moving to intercept
as the American chose to flank side move
the British guards got to a blocking point the regulars from the American taking the hills and engaging first
the Zouave sharp shooters were very good
the British regulars in the centre taking casualty's even at long range
cutting into the ranks and pinning.
the guards fared no better to the fire there elite adds giving them no pins
the American flank the British
the irregular infantry advance at last
the centre unit takes even more fire
a lone officer stands then is taken out
the Zouaves take casualty's
the Americans advance as the guards are wiped out and the last infantry is demolished a victory to the USA
we then played scenario B Seek and Destroy, an area of cover and objectives held by the British is attacked by the Americans full force and the British reserves come to the aid, I swapped Elite and a reg unit t for an irregular infantry and some Cavalry.
the pigs had to be on the table again.
The Americans advanced
the British cavalry moved to intercept the flanking alerican irregualrs
the British irregulars advanced they were very good 5+ command
the Americans attacked the camp needing to destroy the camp
the cavalry fired on the irregulars to make them easy pickings
the regular British unit in the camp is fired on and double 1's the officer is a casualty proved to be very critical
falling back they were then routed
the cavalry charge home and push the infantry back inflicting heavy casualty's
the British irregulars enter the camp and give fire as the American shoot into the encampment
the cavalry destroy the infantry then are shoot down by the American infantry there units unable to damage any of the encampment the British are victorious.
Two very entertaining games and we learned a lot, the best thing was Alec had never played and after about turn 2 he knew what the rolls caused and effects. good fun and great to use our miniatures.