Saturday, March 25, 2017

Songs of Drums and Tomahawks - Smoke gets in your eyes....

As space starts to become a premium it's always good to find that figures can be used in a number of different periods, so when I was offered up the chance to try Songs of Drums and Tomahawks the Smugglers were an easy choice for an evenings gaming.




Another set in the Songs of Blades stable of rules these designed for the French & Indian Wars.
As usual they are quick to pick up with players controlling 12-15 figures a side with a failed command roll meaning that the initiative passes to your enemy. The individual character traits gives plenty of variety to each side. But watch out for the scalping rules as your characters run off to give your fallen enemy a hair cut.....

The Homestead all quiet on the woodland front.

An indian war party move up to drive the whitemen from their lands.

A detachment of Soldiers and some local militia march on to the table.

As the indians make there presence felt the Soldiers pile into the cabin as black powder fills the tree line.


The Militia and Indian Allies secure the fence line.

The Indian braves counter attack looking to drive the militia back.

The war party is down to half their number and start to fall back.
A fun evenings gaming and proof you don't need masses of terrain and troops to keep you entertained. The battle embedded one way and the other, all firearms needed 2 actions to load so once you had fired very often you had no choice but to close with the tomahawk or knife.

Looking forward to the next outing.

7 comments:

  1. Love the look of this game Stuart.

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    1. Thanks Michael for such a small table it was a lot of fun.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  2. Hey Stu, great figures and terrian, the game looked good to boot!
    I just love the look of uniformed figures in tricorns!
    The "Song of..." rules are favourites of mine I use the Napoleonic set regularly!

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    1. They were a better fit than I first thought Captain - a lovely quick game.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  3. What a great looking skirmish game. I am so happy to see this period getting so much wargaming love.

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  4. Stuart,
    Certainly proves that we do not need hoards of regiments to enjoy a good evenings gaming - Skirmish has certainly a lot to offer. Will be doing similar with my Colonial/Victorian Fiction games. Cheers. KEV.

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  5. That was a fun game. Hopefully I'll be reinforced with some French Marines next time. They're a better shot and don't chase after grisly souvenirs!

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