Home Forums Horse and Musket 18th Century French and Indian War.

Viewing 30 posts - 1 through 30 (of 30 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #95259
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    I’ve gotten the bug to do some French and Indian wargaming, sent off a big order to Scale Creep Miniatures for a ton of discounted Blue Moon (18mm) figures and terrain.  I’ve got a forest already all I lack now are Rules to get started, I do plan to get Rebels and Patriots from Osprey when they come out but in the mean, while I’m looking at The Pikeman’s Lament.   Any hints or tips are welcome.

    Jonathan

    #95291
    Avatar photovtsaogames
    Participant

    Here’s an AAR of Two Hour Wargames’ Muskets & Mohawks. The scenario is our own design. We played human players vs. the game system.

    http://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/2012/01/

    The solo works pretty well. The rules are inexpensive and simple, giving you something to do while waiting for the new rules to come out.

    And since they are PDF, they don’t go out of print, like Muskets & Tomahawks.

    It's never too late to have a happy childhood

    #95315
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    I bought them from Rebel Miniatures and my daughter will be printing them out for me this evening, so I’ll take a look at them tomorrow, thanks!

    #95330
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    How many figures to make up a unit?

    #95362
    Avatar photovtsaogames
    Participant

    We were using 12 figures, though I think that is flexible, as long as both sides use the same number. It was 6 years ago.

    It's never too late to have a happy childhood

    #95366
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    The rules call for 10 figure units so I will go with that for now.

    #95367
    Avatar photovtsaogames
    Participant

    The rules are designed for singly based figures. Ours are based 3 to a stand, so we used 4 stands per unit and kept track of hits. It worked fine. We do the same for Muskets & Tomahawks, with units in multiples of 3.

    It's never too late to have a happy childhood

    #95372
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    I’ll be using single based figures on steel washers so I can use sheet magnets as movement trays.

    #95373
    Avatar photozippyfusenet
    Participant

    Hey kyote, do your sheet magnet move stands bend? Do you have a way to stiffen them? Do you paint them or otherwise terrain them? Pix in action? Inquiring minds want to know…

    You'll shoot your eye out, kid!

    #95375
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    I use a thick sheet magnet and just scoot it around so it doesn’t bend too much. I do paint one side and flock it. Alas my camera and computer no longer talk with each other so no pics.

    #95394
    Avatar photovtsaogames
    Participant

    …Alas my camera and computer no longer talk with each other so no pics.

     

    That’s a sad tale and we all are poorer for it.

    It's never too late to have a happy childhood

    #95417
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    The first box of reinforcements came today. Some Indians and Colonial Militia, cleaning them up to base and prime them. I should get the big order next week. Reading the THW Muskets and Mohawks rules and trying to get a handle on them.

    #95573
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    Got an e-mail from Mark at Scale Creep Miniatures my order shipped out today so I should get it by this weekend.  More clean up and basing next week.

    #95628
    Avatar photoOB
    Participant

    There’s a whole TPL French and Indian Wars game here KB.

    http://withob.blogspot.com/2017/06/not-monongahela-with-tpl.html

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #95630
    Avatar photovtsaogames
    Participant

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is TPL? I Know Muskets & Tomahawks, Muskets & Mohawks, Sharp Practice and This Very Ground, but not TPL.

    It's never too late to have a happy childhood

    #95631
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    The Pikemans Lament ?

    #95637
    Avatar photoOB
    Participant

    tpl

    Yes, The Pikeman’s Lament.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #95672
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    Thanks, OB! My order came in today, no idea how the Fort is supposed to go together but I’ll work something out, I do seem to be missing a corner piece. More after I look it all over.

    #95673
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    OB could you give me a list of the units you used and how you rated them?

    #95699
    Avatar photoOB
    Participant

    From memory KB

    Anglo-Americans

    Grenadiers Veteran Folorn Hope

    British Regulars Shot-full timers

    Provincials Raw Shot-part timers

    Rangers Commanded Shot-still on the learning curve

    French

    Compagnies de la marine Veteran Folorn Hope.

    Militia Commanded Shot-you could upgrade some to Veteran as they mostly had the edge on the Rangers at this stage.

    Indians all Veteran Commanded Shot-they were well equipped and motivated.

    It all works quite nicely on the table.

    Let us know how you get on.

     

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #95729
    Avatar photovtsaogames
    Participant

    It sounds interesting. I don’t know The Pikeman’s Lament, but my one quibble with the ratings above is that in 1755 the colonial Rangers were not very good troops, nothing like the forces that Rogers and others would raise later in the war.

     

    I have played the Monongahela a bit over the years, always a hard slog for the British if the troops are rated accurately. One of these days we’ll do it again.

    It's never too late to have a happy childhood

    #95744
    Avatar photoOB
    Participant

    I agree with that Vincent that’s why I rated them as plain Commanded Shot compared to their Veteran Commanded Shot French and Indian foes.  There’s not provision for a lower rated Commanded Shot in TPL.  Had there been I’d of used it for the Rangers.

    Agree about the battle too,

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #95745
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    Thank you, OB!

    #95768
    Avatar photoOB
    Participant

    No problem.  look forward to hearing how you get on.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #95782
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    What Osprey books would be helpful as painting guides??

    #95792
    Avatar photovtsaogames
    Participant
    #95794
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    Wow, thank you !!

    #95813
    Avatar photoOB
    Participant

    To add to Vincent’s info, René Chatrand who wrote Monongahela above also wrote the following for Osprey:

    Musket and Tomahawk-Indian raids and well worth getting.

    Montcalm’s Crushing Blow- Again a good one to have

    The illustrations in the two above are really nice.

    Also Louisberg- I’ve not got it as it was a pretty European sort of action.  No doubt as to its quality though.

    He’s done other stuff too, have a poke about.

     

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #95970
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    Thanks again, I just cleaned Scale Creep out of the rest of his French and Indian War stuff. I pick up books from my Metro Library tomorrow and hope to get some painting started soon.

    #101318
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    After much fumbling around I got my figures off to the painter tonight.  More on this in a couple of weeks or a month.

Viewing 30 posts - 1 through 30 (of 30 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.