Monthly Meeting Saturday 2 March 2002
after action report (photos to be added soon)
The meeting saw an outing of Pony Wars, this is the third club meeting that Pete and Jeff have put this on in the 17 years or so they have had the bits. The figures are a mix of Heroics and Ross and Irregular Miniatures, with a little bit of scratch building thrown in. The scenario, Total War, what else ?
Over the years Pete and Jeff’s fertile imaginations have added to the cards found in those listed in Pony Wars, these additions are the Train, Hole in the Wall Gang, Posse, Sodbusters and Prospectors. They also intend to add the Mounties, Mexican Lancers and Mexican bandits and a paddle steamer, tune in in the next 17 years to see if this takes place.
table some 42 square foot, shows the Big Country ranging from the borders
Column of twos it is Total War. James
got promoted to Colonel, and headed out of the Fort with Major Frank,
Scout Chris and Captain Phillippe with the 12 pounder cannon.
Captain Ludovic was returning to the Fort with two troops.
the North Capt Ludovic went to save some settlers, which he did, but then
got nosey about a patch of sage brush outside of town.
He and his men were last seen by
Major Jeff who had appeared from the west with four troops. Major
Jeff hurried south and fighting off numerous Indian attacks was present at
the final attack on the
Total War Scenario worked very well with the village falling on move 26
and lasting some 5 hours of play. For
those unsure whether to take it up may decide on the verdict given by
Ludovic, “This is the most immoral game I have ever played”.
Ludovic refused to butcher women and children and spent the rest of
the game trying to shepherd a few hostiles back to the reservations.
Col James came away with two purple hearts, Neil got buried twice,
or at least parts of him did, Chris’ scouts lasted the whole game.
Man of the match was Bald Eagle who was present in spirit only with
49 braves and who fought Col James for some 5 bounds until only he was
left. Phillipe next to Dando
dispersed the greatest number of Indians with his long guns many of whom
Of course those who weren’t there missed Jeff the Kid and Possum Pete and their songs for banjo and guitar, acknowledgements go to, How the West Was Won, Warwagon, Deadwood Stage, Clementine and a host of others. James spent long moments in Marlboro Country promoting the tobacco industry. Come on, saddle up your Wild Bunch and join in…yee…har.
Pony Wars works well in 6mm and the large numbers of figures are easy to move in this scale. Jeff and Pete commend the excellent Irregular Miniatures Range .