After the recent Mexican Game, I thought I would look to get all of the Haitian mini's on to the table top, in order to make it fit we opted for Toussaint L'Ouverture's invasion of Santo Domingo in late 1800, Spanish forces bolstered by the French look to defend the plantation house from the invading Haitian army bolstered by freed slaves.
Welcome to "Dust, Tears & Dice", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming. If you fancy gaming periods off the beaten track then this is the place for you. I am a regular member of The Wyvern Wargamers, formerly The Evesham Wargames Club drawing gamers from Worcester, Redditch, Kidderminster, Cheltenham and Stratford. All players welcome.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Sharp Practice Big Game - Haiti 1800
Friday, November 26, 2021
Pony Wars - Cowboys.
A quick update and three extra bases to support the cavalry as they seek the elusive Sioux.
These are from Baccus Pony Wars Range and include a couple of Boers to make up the number.
Under the Sharp Practice amendments they will be classed as scouting cavalry and within the game will be mounted without the option to dismount.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Mexican Revolution - Mud & Blood - Part 2
At the close of day one we left the fight for the town nicely poised both the Federales & the Zaptistas forces had rushed to grab as much of the built up areas as possible. The Federales had entered the church grounds and were sheltering behind it's high walls with Zaptista's on all sides.
It was nice to turn up and be straight into the action. The Federales waited for a number of turns waiting for the cards to land in the right order and then stepped up to the wall, the turns leading up to that the Rebels had the initiative and went on to over watch, which would have stopped the Federales dead.
In the centre the Zaptista's prepared their assault on the church having reinforced the attack by falling back from the left flank.
The rebels morale faltered, whilst they were pushing on the one flank, the Church was firmly under government control and the loss of the heavy weapons made victory difficult.
A great game and nice to get all of the toys on the table. Mud & Blood was showing it's age a little when compared to some of the refined mechanisms in Sharp Practice 2 and Infamy Infamy. We might give this another run out using Sharp Practice and some modifications.
It's certainly given us a taste for the bigger games.
Monday, November 15, 2021
Wagon's ho! - Baccus 6mm
On the home straight now. At least until the next parcel arrives from Baccus... These are great castings the packs come with both horse and ox options.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Mexican Revolution - Mud & Blood - Part 1
Over a cuppa the other week we chatted about games and periods that have had limited game time or in some case have simply never made the table.
The Mexican Civil War was a great example, my wargaming buddy started out his collection as a faction for the multiple western skirmish rules which got out of hand, but the whole force has never made the table.... So here goes.
A straight standup fight between the Federales & the Zaptistas using Too Fat Lardies - Mud & Blood Rules spread over a couple of days.
The Objective hold the town and beat back the attackers.
Meanwhile on the right the Federales deploy their heavy machine gun covering the road in the far corner as infantry rush forwards.
The race is on and with the Federal Cavalry (ok British WW1 proxies) first to dismount and scale the wall they felt they had a slight advantage but who would be brave enough to pop their head up as there were a lot of Zaptista's surrounding the Church.
With Zaptista's now starting to lap around the Federale flanks the seen is set for quite the bust up in the days ahead....