Total Con was over the weekend, in the past Jon (or War Games Recon) Adrian and Cortland had put together historical miniatures games but as these fine fellows would be unable to make it I took up the torch to represent miniature games of a historical flavor. I did this with a twist pitting the Grand Duchy of D'Argent against the Ostern Reich two Imagi-Nations of my own creation. The Duke is trying to drive off Ostern Forces from the key city of Valdi which has been besieged for several weeks.
The Charge if not quite as successful as hoped buys time for Ostern Infantry to advance to fill the now empty fortification...if they can make it in time.
D'Argent presses on both flanks the light cavalry and Regiment DeBurre launch a coordinated assault on the right flank with the artillery pounding both the hill top guns and infantry. Much damage is done but no units break though several are just hanging on.
Thanks to both my players, I apologize if I didn't get your names right (I failed to write them down, please do correct me) and a Special thanks to Mark D'Errico who made up some emergency Disorder and Shaken tokens.
I made a few changes to the Black Powder rules. 1st I gave each infantry unit 4 dice for firing, I don't think this made them much more deadly but it was easier for most of the player to remember 4 bases=4 dice. 2nd I created a new stat called Discipline that was mostly a save vs. Disorder this meant units could still become disordered but that it didn't happen on every 6. Finally I also let commanders keep giving orders to their brigades if they failed an individual unit command roll but at a minus 1 per failed roll and this seemed to work well.