Thursday, 28 April 2011

Toy Soldier Wargame Rules - First Draft.

I'm sending off for a few 54mm plastic soldiers inspired by the Little Wars yahoo group that I've just joined, I made up some rules that may suit my needs so I thought I'd share them on here.

I'm sending for roughly Franco-Prussian War period soldiers and I'll post about them when they arrive.

TOY SOLDIER WAR GAME RULES


SEQUENCE :

ARMY A MOVES, THEN SHOOTS, THEN FIGHTS

ARMY B MOVES, THEN SHOOTS, THEN FIGHTS


MOVEMENT :

ROLL 2D6 FOR FOOT SOLDIERS AND 4D6 FOR MOUNTED TROOPS , CANNONS MAY BE MANHANDLED 1D6 OR HORSE DRAWN 2D6, THE SCORE EQUALS THE MAXIMUM DISTANCE A SOLDIER MAY MOVE


TERRAIN FEATURES ARE CROSSED AT HALF SPEED.


THE PRESENCE OF AN OFFICER WITH THE UNIT ALLOWS A RE-ROLL OF ONE DIE



SHOOTING :


SELECT A TARGET FOR EACH MAN SHOOTING, LINE OF SIGHT IS REQUIRED AND ROLL 1D6.

RANGES :

RIFLE, MUSKET 18"-36" 6 TO HIT

9"-18" 5 OR 6 TO HIT

0"-9" 4,5 OR 6 TO HIT



PISTOL 0"-9" 4,5 OR 6 TO HIT



CANNON   ( ROLL 10D6  )                   
36"+ 6 TO HIT

 9"-18" 5 OR 6 TO HIT

0"-9" 4,5 OR 6 TO HIT



THE PRESENCE OF A SERGEANT WITH THE UNIT ALLOWS A RE-ROLL OF ONE DIE



TARGETS IN PARTIAL COVER SAVE ON A ROLL OF 4,5 OR 6 FOR HARD COVER
SAVE ON 5 OR 6 IF IN SOFT COVER


HAND TO HAND :


ROLL 1D6 PER MAN ON FOOT 2D6 IF MOUNTED VERSUS FOOT

HIGH SCORE WINS IF SEPARATED BY MORE THAN ONE PIP

EG. 4-3 IS A DRAW BUT 4-2 IS A WIN



 Image of Zouaves Set 2 (1:32 Plastic Kit)  Image of WWI German Army Pickel Haube Helmet 1914-1916 (1:32 Plastic Figures)

Monday, 25 April 2011

Black Powder Napoleonics - Peninsula War ( more unpainted plastics! )

Just a few shots of todays game of "Black Powder" with a couple of armies put together using some old spare 1/72nd plastics rescued from the garden shed.

 The French approach the ridge.
 Airfix RHA.
 Esci Polish Lancers.
 The Scottish hold the ridge.
 Spanish Line Infantry - Esci Prussians in bicorne.
The French columns break through!.

A good game with plenty of drama, blunders and such like.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Black Powder - Thirty Years War - Battle!.

Here is my first battle using my unpainted plastic TYW armies using Black Powder rules by Warlord Games. I haven't photographed the game move by move as it is quite a while since I've used these rules and I needed to concentrate on the game, but here is an overview.

 The Imperialist centre.The C-in-C is Tilly.
 The right wing.
 Pappenheim on the left.
 The Swedes left wing.
 The centre.
 Baner on the right.I gave the Swedish cavalry the Ferocious Charge rule.
 C-in-C.The King of Sweden.
 The town is ablaze.
 I gave the Imperialists a command rating of 8 and the Swedes 9.
 All move distances were halved, I only have a 6x4 table.
 The Swedish infantry are in standard sized units :-  HtH 3, Sh 3, St 3.
 Charging the guns is a disaster in this case!.
 The cavalry battle is fierce.
 The tercios are large units with a Stamina of 4 and all the units containing pikes have a special rule akin to a square but don't need to change formation to benefit from it.

 This doesn't happen often, re-roll required!.
 The end for Pappenheims brigade.
 The Imperialist centre is under pressure.
Aldringers brigade is broken too and the battle is won by the Swedes.

A great game, thoroughly enjoyed, I think the game has an "epic" feel to it.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Black Powder TYW... a quick look.

 After a fine game of Charge I placed some TYW units to see how they looked especially after a game with such colour (see below), but I still think the unpainted chappies look acceptable.

To compare, a couple of shots of todays game.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Black Powder - Thirty Years War - Swedes

 The whole army, seven units of horse, eight units of foot, a unit of detached musketeers, four gun batteries and three commanders.
These are based up for "Black Powder" and not painted just based onto blue card as the Imperialists are on red card for identification.
 A Cavalry brigade.
 An Infantry regiment.
 Loading the gun.
 A Swedish brigade commander.
The Swedish CinC, Gustavus Adolphus perhaps.

I might get a game soon, I'll post a report when I do.