Friday, August 17, 2007

Another Playtest Scheduled --

While not completely over my recent medical woes, I am feeling much better. So much so that I've decided upon the next "Tricorne Wars" playtest.

Rather than the straight-up meeting engagements that we've been playing so far, I think that we will try one of Charles Grant's "Table Top Teasers". More specifically, the "Wagon Train" scenario.

Current plans are for Pete to run the Supply Column while my own Saxe-Bearstein troops will take on the role of the forces attempting to prevent the re-supply of the Northern troops trapped in the walled city of Polkfurt. With luck, we will play this out on the 26th of this month.

To get an idea of the scenario, go to Steve-the-Wargamer's website and check out the April '78 and May '78 downloads. You may also see a couple of Steve's games using this scenario on his Marlburian pages.

I urge you to check out some of the other Table Top Teasers that he's posted since they make good game seeds.

-- Jeff


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Good Morning Jeff,

Good to see you back! The table top teaser wagon train scenario sounds like terrific fun. Might you take a few photos of the game and post them here? It will be cool to see the Saxe-Bearstein forces in the field once again.

Enjoy the day,


Bluebear Jeff said...

Actually it won't (strictly speaking) be my Saxe-Bearstein figures.

I will be using some of my re-based Great Northern War Saxons as stand-ins.

These are "Blood Axe" figures (no longer available), which are quite roughly sculpted in comparison to the RSMs . . . but they'll have to do for now.

The game is scheduled for Sunday, August 26 at Murdock's (who will umpire and set the terrain for Pete and me).

And, if we don't finish in time, we will wrap it up the following weekend (when we have another scheduled playtest).

-- Jeff

MurdocK said...

Ya so you can check out all the building details (coming this weekend) and the game pics on the MurdockS MarauderS blog!

andygamer said...

I hope you're recovering okay, Jeff.

BTW, maybe you should get some Irish (or Hibernian, or Hibornian?) mercenaries in your fictional army? Or at least an Irish soldier of fortune as Chef--O'Keefe.

Take care.

marinergrim said...

Nothing like a game to take your mind of other problems.

Good to see you back in the saddle again Jeff.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Happy Monday Jeff!

Hope the playtest/wagon train scenario went well. Please do post some observations and commentary when you have some time.

Best Regards,


old-tidders said...

Looking forward to seeing how the playtest goes

-- Allan

MurdocK said...

went? well...the game is not until the 26th.

Frank said...

Nice to have you back Jeff and I hope you are feeling better.