Friday, April 12, 2013

Muskets & Tomahawks AAR 2

I and Jonas have had our 2nd run of Muskets & Tomahawks. We used the same OOB as in our first game.

OOB 

Mohawk Indians 
1x Sachem w Rifle and Natural Talent
2x6 Warriors
2x6 Bloodthirsty Warriors

French 
1x Light Troop Officer
1x10 Compagnies Frenches de la Marine
1x6 Canadian Militia
1x5 Indians

Set up of terrain by the rules, and we used the same clasification of the terrain as last time: arround the houses and the field it was considered open terrain, The templates with big trees was considered Very Difficult Terrain and the rest of the board with the light wood was considered Difficult terrain.

This time my Mohawks got the Raid Objective i.e. burn the two buildings, and Jonas Frenchmen got the Scouting Objective once again.

Both sides started with all their units on blinds, the Mohawks on table and the Frenchmen of table.


As all units deployed hidden you only can see the minis if you look realy hard;) 

The French civiliand seems to have been evacuated in time...


After a swift advance throught the light wood the Mohawks sent in some groups with torches to set the buildings on fire. One of the buildings was blasing after a few seconds but the other building was harder to set alight... No sign of the froggies...


Suddenly a group of Huron Warriors opened fire in the forest, but as last time they coulden even hit a barn from the inside:)


On the Mohawks right flank the Frenchmens had sent a large group of  Compagnies Frenches de la Marine, they had so far only made some careful movement as there was 2 Mohawk blinds in the way... both dummys but Jonas didn´t know:)


At last the Mohawks manage to set the second building on fire, at the sam time the Compagnies Frenches de la Marine open an uneffective fire on long range at them...


On the Mohawk left flank the Huron warriors had advanced just to see themselfs surounded by Bloodthirsty Mohawks... thought they learnd the lesson last time... no Hurons managed to escape...


On the Mohawk right flank the large group of Compagnies Frenches de la Marine had continued their advance through the forest, moving around the Mohawks by the houses to be able to clain the last quarter of the area scouted, soon they would as the path seemed to be cleare...


But in a serie of fast moves the Mohawk Sachem managed to redeploy part of his warband to meet up and block the path of the Compagnies Frenches de la Marine. At the same time on the other side of the farmstead a group of Canadian Militia was slaughtered to the last man by some bloodthirsty Mohawk warriors !

This time we played out some 4-5 turns I think and it was a very entertaining game. I find my Mohawks very fun to play, I consider to use more Bloodthirsty groups as thats the way I have inflicted almost all casualtys.

Jonas was some what frustrated after the game, mentioned thet he was going home to change the OOB of his warband and paint some alternating minis...

The rules run smother this time, still some rules we forgot and rules that need to be checked on the forum.

More games to follow:)



28 comments:

  1. Great AAR , and stunning terrain and miniature :)

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  2. Great batrep, I've heard of throwing the dice away but the figures, new figures won't help, it's them bloody dice gods!

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    1. Thank you Fran !

      Sure he won´t throw them away, just paint even more so he can alternate his force better;)

      Best regards Michael

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  3. Hello, it is hobbyone (fred of the studio tomahawk). Magnificent table, magnificent figurines. I like very much.
    Hobbyone

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    1. Appreciated Fred !

      Glad you passed by and had a look:)

      You and Alex have made a greate game, we will absolutely continue our FIW gaming. But as always I got lots of ideeas to use the rules in a Swedsish oriented setting...but no indians there... ;)

      Best regards Michael

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  4. Very nice Michael. I really like that cabin :)

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    1. Thanks !

      I´m not sure where the cabin are from, i think it was some sort of railroad manufacture.

      Best regards Michael

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  5. In all the games played so far dealing with Indians is tricky, the secret is to keep them out of melee

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    1. Pleas Andrew don´t tell that to Jonas;)

      Best regards Michael

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  6. Another great post, game and table. Keep them coming Michael

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    1. I will, I will, Benito:)

      Thanks for your support !

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  7. I'm not a wargamer but I like to read some battle reports (even if I don't understand always!).
    I'm always frustrated because I don't see the figures in closed pictures, but it's not so important.
    The table is interesting too! I like the log-house.

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    1. Sorry Sam, I´ll try for some more close-ups in the future, but my style of painting arn´t that good in close-up.

      Best regards Michael

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    2. don't be sorry! I think that every one paint like he want with his own standard!
      I'm not a judge of the quality and I have to learn with all the works of the others!

      (and I know that a battle report is not a Gallery of painted figures!)

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  8. Great report and photos Michael!

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    1. Thank you Rodger !!!

      Best regards Michael

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  9. Another splendid AAR Michael!

    I won't throw away any miniatures but as Michael said, I'm looking at alternatives for my force. 200 points isn't much to play with though.

    But I think maybe the root of the problem is that Michael is a good commander while I'm not ... ;)

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  10. Excellent report. 200 points is definitely a sweet spot for Indians since they are so cheap.

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  11. What a splendid looking game and entertaining report!

    Christopher

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  12. Another good one. Those Mohawks seem to be pretty fearsome.

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  13. Lovely work, both of you! The Mohawks have earned their fearsome reputation. Perhaps Jonas could get the secret M & T figure Deerslayer to balance things out?
    ;-)

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  14. Thanks mateys !

    The indian have proven to be good in a 200p game, I manage to get a Leader ad 4 groups of 6, so far I have used 2 of the groups as Bloodthirsty, i.e re.roll in close combat and they realy made a good job:)

    We will se if Jonas will go one step further add field the "Deerslayer"...he might need it;)

    Best regards Michael

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  15. Another excellent report Michael, thanks for sharing.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  16. Lovely stuff, like the smoking cabins :-)

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  17. Another fantastic game. Your terrain and figures are wonderful. I like the good performance of the Indians, too.

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  18. Thanks for sharing....superb.

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  19. Appreciated my friends !!!

    Best regards Michael

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