24/04/2020 at 23:27 #135339
Hunkered down away from my table, tin soldiers and paints, it seemed time to start a matrix game of the storming of redoubts 9 and 10 at Yorktown and the burnishing of Alexander Hamilton’s war record. A matrix game played by email (PBEM) met the requirements: simple, little bookkeeping and maintaining social distance.
The scenario (minus troops strengths to keep our players in the dark) are here:
It's never too late to have a happy childhood26/04/2020 at 21:20 #135394
The first 4 turns of the game in progress have been posted here.
A bayonet fight rages at the parapet of Redoubt 10. The first French attack on Redoubt 9 has been repulsed.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood28/04/2020 at 19:57 #135532
Turn 5 is posted here.
Bayonet fighting rages along the parapets of both redoubts.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood30/04/2020 at 12:19 #135623
Turn 6 now posted with turn 5 here.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood01/05/2020 at 12:17 #135672
Turn 7 is posted (scroll down) here
This was highly active and unusual turn. It is now a two player game, down from four.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood03/05/2020 at 11:51 #135779
Turn 8 is posted (scroll down) here
The French broke into the redoubt last turn but the British fight on.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood04/05/2020 at 22:00 #135880
Turn 9 is posted here, though Hamilton is no longer in the running or even on the field.
The French deal a heavy blow.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood05/05/2020 at 22:19 #135936
Turn 10 results are here. Scroll down.
How much longer can this go on? Both sides are low on gas, though the British/Hessians are on fumes at this point.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood07/05/2020 at 12:58 #136010
Not much longer, it turns out. Game end on Turn 11 here.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood07/05/2020 at 13:15 #136011Chris PringleParticipant
Nice to do something a bit different for a change, eh?
Chris07/05/2020 at 19:46 #136051
Yeah. I’m holed up on the coast of Maine, away from my soldiers, table and most books. So play by mail it is. We are currently contemplating doing Yorktown again with a different umpire so I can play, or a non-matrix Waterloo campaign based loosely on the wood block game Napoleon, using the same map. Future notions include matrix games of Arnold’s march to Quebec, and maybe a matrix version of Mighty Fortress.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood07/05/2020 at 23:32 #136064
Thanks, I enjoyed reading this.08/05/2020 at 13:11 #136083
You are welcome, Kyote. We have decided to do this again this weekend with a different umpire. I’ll be one of the participants. If I can catch that chipmunk making holes in the lawn, it will be sacrificed to the dice gods.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood08/05/2020 at 20:13 #136109
I do want to read about it!!!10/05/2020 at 20:47 #136175
When the game starts up again I will post it. But I’m not the umpire so I can’t crack the whip.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood10/05/2020 at 22:02 #136178
It will be ok, I will be patient.11/05/2020 at 12:36 #136213Alan MillicheapParticipant
Interesting reading – thanks
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