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  • #135339
    vtsaogames
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    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:

     

     

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    #135394
    vtsaogames
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    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.

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    #135532
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 5 is posted here.

    Bayonet fighting rages along the parapets of both redoubts.

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    #135623
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 6 now posted with turn 5 here.

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    #135672
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 7 is posted (scroll down) here

    This was highly active and unusual turn. It is now a two player game, down from four.

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    #135779
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 8 is posted (scroll down) here 

    The French broke into the redoubt last turn but the British fight on.

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    #135880
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 9 is posted here, though Hamilton is no longer in the running or even on the field.

    The French deal a heavy blow.

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    #135936
    vtsaogames
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    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.

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    #136010
    vtsaogames
    Participant

    Not much longer, it turns out. Game end on Turn 11 here.

     

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    #136011
    Chris Pringle
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    Nice to do something a bit different for a change, eh?

    Chris

    #136051
    vtsaogames
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    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.

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    #136064
    kyoteblue
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    Thanks, I enjoyed reading this.

    #136083
    vtsaogames
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    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.

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    #136109
    kyoteblue
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    I do want to read about it!!!

    #136175
    vtsaogames
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    When the game starts up again I will post it. But I’m not the umpire so I can’t crack the whip.

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    #136178
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    It will be ok, I will be patient.

    #136213
    Alan Millicheap
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    Interesting reading – thanks

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