War of the Roses II - 25 MM figures painted by Fernando (10/18/06)... (photo album)
Rorke's Drift - Photos for Wargames Soldiers and Strategy Article (9/24/06)... (photo album)
Might of Arms - War of the Roses - 25mm (9/17/06) - Richard routs... once again... (photo album)
Historicon 2006 - Jimmy, Lee and Mikey's Most Excellent Unedited Adventure
SRI LANKA SHIPMENT - 25 MM Celts figures painted by Fernando (7/30/06)
SRI LANKA SHIPMENT - 25 MM Napoleonic and War of the Roses figures painted by Fernando (6/17/06)
FRENCH NAPOLEONIC - 15MM (painted by Phil Greg - Sri Lanka) - Cavalry - Artillery - Officers - Infantry
British Army - 15 MM Battle Honors, painted by Philgreg, and buildings were created and painted by Crescent Root Studio (12/11/06)... (photo album)
War of the Roses (WOR - Might of Arms) - November 26, 2006 - photo album
Everett Chun (Austin) and Lance Hardaway (Temple) joined Jim Dunnam, Mike Gesser, and Richard Wheet for a game of War of the Roses using the Might of Arms rule set.
Marlburian (WSS - GaPa) - November 24, 2006 - photo album
Everett Chun drove up from Austin to participate in a Marlburian WSS - GaPa game. Everett commanded the left wing of the French, while Richard Wheet commanded the right wing. Mike Gesser commanded the right wing of the English (opposite Everett) and Jim Dunnam commanded the English left wing (opposite Richard). The commands of Richard and Jim had a slow start due to lack of command rolls (we will refer to that as the right side henceforth). Everett's French medium cavalry (left side) blasted across table to attack Mike's English infantry. Most of the game was fought to the death between Everett's cav and his left flank infantry versus the English infantry. In the end, Everett pushed back most of the English at the cost of his cavalry.
On the right side, it was an entirely different matter. The English had difficulty advancing but it really didn't matter since two English cavalry regiments managed to rout Richard's entire wing (about 8 battalions) without hardly a shot being fired. There was a traffic jam of the French trying to rout off the edge of the board. At the end, only one French battalion (which actually got to fight) remained. Everett now has been shown it is not just Waco urban myth about Richard and the power of the routing dice. BTW.. none of the routed battalions had any casualties.
MILLENNIUM 9 - Austin, Texas
The Waco Chapter presented four games at the Millennium 9 Convention in Austin, Texas on November 10 -12, 2006. Below are some photos from Moby Dick, Fannin's Decision, Essling, and The King Makes Makes His Move.
Moby Dick - Jim Dunnam and Mike Gesser - photo album
The King Maker Makes His Move - Jim Dunnam (painted by Fernando) - photo album
Essling - Mike Gesser (Austrians painted by Fernando and French painted by Philgreg)
Fannin's Decison - Mike Gesser (painted by Mike Gesser)
Clash of Eagles
The 1989 edition of Clash of Eagles was play tested with an initial plan of using two divisions of Austrians and 2-divisions of French with 1809 as the time frame. One problem was that two divisions of Austrians couldn't be fitted on the table so it was changed to one division with reserves.
The test went fairly smoothly with Dave Bennett and Richard Wheet commanding the Austrians and Mike Gesser and Lee Fischer controlling the French. Jim Dunnam served as the GM and the "find the chart" expert.
The following week we received a copy of Old Trousers II that is an updated version of Clash of Eagles. The new version seems to be more streamlined with less complicated charts and better flow. We will try the newer version later this month.
MillenniumCon 8 (Austin, Texas)
The Alamos Hosted by Mike Gesser The Alamo Photo Album
Mike Gesser won the Lone Star Historical Miniatures Challenge Award for the Waco Chapter.
The Return of the Mad Baron - Back of Beyond Hosted by Jim Dunnam The Photo Album
Back of Beyond - CENTRAL ASIA - 1920
Meanwhile Baron Roman Ungern Sternberg, also known as the Mad Baron, hasmanaged to recruit a small group of Chinese deserters and defeated Whites fleeing to the east. The Mad Baron dreams of an independent pan-Mongol state, a Central Asian empire to rival Ginghis Khan's and which would be the first step towards a worldwide empire. Most recently, the Baron has pulledo f a series of brilliant raids, the last resulting in the capture of one ofT senghsin's armored vehicles.
The Chinese initial forces setup up 1/2 on each side of the river, with the compound being guarded by Assault companies, a machinegun and other support infantry. Across the, three Chinese infantry units garrison the fuel depot, while further west the more Chinese infantry and Chinese cavalry set up a defensive position around the Chinese artillery. (At this point, Chinese victory conditions are 1) Primary - maintain the advance base and supplies and 2) Secondary - keep safe the Romanov children).
The Red forces enter across the north edge of the battlefield, led by an Austin-Putilov AC and a Schneider tank. Immediately the Chinese machinegun and artillery engage the vehicles, resulting in immobilizing the armored car.
Meanwhile, the Mad Baron enters the map from the southeast, making for the fuel depot so as to provide gas for his captured FT-17 tank (the tank runs out of fuel on a dr5-6). Within a short period of time, the Baron routs the Chinese away from the fuel depot and the Baron begins the long task of making off with the fuel.
To the north, the Chinese 75mm gun manages to destroy the immobilized Red Armored car, although this does little to slow the methodical advance of the Red hordes.
Unnoticed to the south, a supply caravan enters the map. Whose? No one knows.
The Chinese guards take hit after hit, but continue the safe evacuation of the children.
Suddenly from the south arrives Warlord Yang Tsenghsin with an escort of an Austin-Garford Armored Truck, Dare to Die troops, Cavalry and German bodyguards.
The Baron sends off a quick message to the Warlord stating "We are currently working with the Chinese to kill the Red Russians. We roll like gods, let us continue filling Reds. Please respond with intentions."
Warlord Tsenghsin, not one to forget the Baron's theft of his FT-17 tank, responds with machinegun fire on the Baron's units from the Garford vehicle, and immediately dispatches a note to his Chinese subordinates to the north, "If you value your heads, quit cooperating with that fiend Baron and hold the compound."
Sensing that his time is running out, the Baron advances to the Chinese forces escorting the children across the bridge and demands possession of the Romanovs. The Chinese, by this time sensing the anger of the newly arrived Warlord, refuse. The Baron charges routing the Chinese, largely due to the fact that the Red artillery fire already weakened them.
Russian Civil War Miniatures Photos - Jim Dunnam's 25 MM Chinese, Red and White Russians
Waco/Dallas Mini Convention Photos - (The Game Closet - Waco, Texas)
Photos from a Pig Wars game (Viking warriors, Viking Maidens, Saxon Warriors, Norman Knights, Peasants and farm animals).
The armored Saxon warriors routed the unarmored Viking Maidens. The Viking warriors routed the remaining Saxons warriors then went on to capture the Norman ruins.
Russian Civil War - Red Alert
Photos from a RCW game (Chinese, Red Russian and White Russians). Rules - Red Alert by the Perfect Captain using the Chinese cards developed fot the Perfect Captain by the LSHM Waco Chapter.
The table was divided into three sections: White Russian Compound on lower third, Chinese depot on upper left, and Red Russians on upper right).
The object was to hold both the White Russian compound and capture the Czar and to capture the Chinese depot.
The game was fought to a virtual standstill with all forces being pushed back to virtually their initial starting positions.