This last weekend WR traveled south to Anaheim CA for the local HMGS-PSW Horse & Musket themed convention. Seven different games were on the schedule with the Napoleonic era being the favorite era. A list of convention games, rules and miniature scale:
Battle of Cowpens 1781 using Flint and Steel rules 28mm
Storming Los Angeles 1846 using The Old West rules modified 28mm
Granjera de la Abundancia and Ciudad Espanol 1810 using Black Powder 28mm
Battle of Weissig May 1813 using La Bataille rules 15mm
Marston Moor 1644 using DBA-RRR 25mm
Into Darkest Africa using In Her Majesty’s Service rules 28mm
…and lastly WR’s own 28mm scenario game featuring the Battle of Alexandria March 1801. My pre game scenario historical write-up: Battle of Alexandria 1801 and the actual AAR of the scenario: Battle of Alexandria 1801 AAR post convention.
PEL of games, description and GM contact info. HMGS-PSW Horse & Musket PEL
Some quick convention pictures showing the tabletop actions. WR can only give his viewpoint on what he thinks is happening by observation. Players who rolled the dice are welcome to comment about the actual scenario transpiring events here on my blog. First game coverage is the Cowpens 1781 scenario:
As WR was settling up his Battle of Alexandria 1801 scenario, the Battle of Los Angeles game was fought, completed and somebody won in pre-freeway Los Angeles. Sorry John, too fast for me to take photos of your lovely terrain and miniatures. Next was the Black Powder Granjera de la Abundancia and Ciudad Espanol 1810 (two games in fact) set in Old Spain. Like the Battle of Los Angeles, the first game was completed in a Spanish blink… the Spanish vanguard forces were promptly routed from the tabletop by the French. So WR only has photos of the second scenario. Hope Tim brings his recently paint Spanish out for another third Saturday game in Redondo Beach (see WR’s blog for details on these monthly games).
Next visited game was the Battle of Weissig 1813. Featuring French 1813 conscripts vs. the seasoned Russians and Prussians.
From the plains of German we travel to the English countryside were there is a lively local community “discussion” going on. Battle of Marston Moor 1644 scenario repeated using two different rule sets.
Jumping forward in history, the Imperial forces are taking a stroll into the dark forests of Africa during the Into Darkest Africa scenario.
WR had his Battle of Alexandria 1801 scenario. A complete AAR write-up is pending so fellow readers please stay tuned. Link to Wargamerabbit’s main page: Wargamerabbit
A few teasing photos of the Battle of Alexandria game….lots more in the future AAR.
Lastly, some general atmosphere photos taken in the gaming hall. A good one day turn out for the local Horse & Musket era gaming groups in the greater Los Angeles region.
HMGS-PSW site link.
HMGS-PSW has their regional convention scheduled for June 14, 2014 held in Van Nuys California. The convention will feature WR’s D-Day beach landing game using his 20mm miniatures and the Flames of War rules along with a great selection of other gaming and events. More soon on the Wargamerabbit blog.
Cheers from the traveling warren.