Goblins, Dragons vs the Normans and Their Allies! “It’s Magic”

It’s Magic by Pete, is a set of rules for any period, any figure, so we have Normans with Dwarves, Hobbits, Lizard men vs the Goblins, Spider Cavalry, and oh my the Dragons!

It was a bitter fight…the Hobbits ruled the field only loosing one unit, the Dwarves were eaten by a Dragon…figures…and Norman knights with lance are a real deal not a fantasy come to life.

We had spiders, lizards,  Hobbit wizards, and a flying hippo!!!

The entire battle field was in a swamp!!   Who talked my Dwarves into this fight ????

Don’t let the size fool you those gobs have heavy armor and are in good morale!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey it is Dwarves on Bears!! With 2-handed axes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Fav Dwarf unit, Rangers on skies armed with arquebus and their musician is using a Tuba!! Problem we were in a swamp!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You don’t see this everyday an flying hippo..Hippogriff!! The dragon ate it…what kind of sauce or rub do you use on Hippo Wings….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norman Knights vs Wargs…or…Heavy Lance vs ” I like kibble”…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is Russian Civil War.

The Whites move to protect a supply convoy.  The Reds send an interdiction force, and the French march to help out in response.

Brigade 38 rules where used ( a lot of WarHammer 40k ideas used here) .  The fight was fierce but the long range fire of the Reds sealed the deal….no convoy for the Whites

Thanks goes to Brent!!

 

Reds anchoring their left and taunting the Whites to attack…it worked well

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red right flank. Budenny pins the Whites and starts the truck slaughter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French falling Back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reds liberating town…or pacifying …. perceptive….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Officer Regiment with a gun truck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trotsky seals the fate of the White convoy

 

French and Indian Throw-down in a …belt of Farmland…opps!

The French and their Indian allies are trying to defend the last town before a general Canadian Invasion!   The British and their allies ( both American Provincials and Indians)  are swarming to the high ground and the flanks…Poorly prepared, and trained the French have a tough time of it .

The striking thing in this battle is that basically all the British formations, less their regulars,  could skirmish…it proved decisive!

A daring raid, British Indian allies move to the rear of the French…supported by Highlanders in skirmish order..yeah I know…2 companies of them did get killed …..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Canadian Windmill…if you are French and you are by a windmill the terrain is going to way to open!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The British are coming! A full brigade!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battle Breakers…British Provincials in open order..fast advance and fire!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty arms of La France….mostly mighty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rangers vs French Milice

 

 

 

 

It is AK 47 Deuce!

2 Games yes 2 games in one

Last night M4 enjoyed not one, but TWO games of AK-47 Republic. On one table the forces of the Dictator faced off against a rebel Religious Movement, while on the other table a Colonial Power and a Superpower Client duked it out over an urban battlefield. Both games ran well.

Next week, Charley and I will feature another 15mm F&IW Wilderness Wars set-piece battle. On 1/30, Brent Knoll will present 28mm Russian Civil War.

 

Colonial Fire-base...

Colonial Fire-base…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colonial Recon

Colonial Recon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up!  Colonial scout carrier

Close up! Colonial scout carrier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dictator has Tanks!

The Dictator has Tanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opps!  The Rebels have Tanks too, and they are on the Attack!

Opps! The Rebels have Tanks too, and they are on the Attack!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebel Mech INfantry

Rebel Mech INfantry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storming the Village

Storming the Village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is the Day after Christmas in Trenton, NJ. This time the Hessian’s rise to the alarm!

It was our annual homage to the best campaign of any army in the history of the 18th century.  General George Washington once again crossed the Delaware to surprise those sleeping Hessian’s!  To make matters more exciting we evil Hessian’s got to get up at the first sight of the Rebels and form up.  It was all for naught as we were surrounded, but 1 brigade of Rebels was routed without firing a shoot, allowing at least an escape route to the south.

Great times!  15mm minies using Wilderness Wars rules,  Huge thanks to Todd!!

Hessians muster smartly...

Hessians muster smartly…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire fight at Trenton...the Hessians got into line just in time to put up a fight.

Fire fight at Trenton…the Hessians got into line just in time to put up a fight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continentals overrun Ralls HQ

Continentals overrun Ralls HQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clash of Kingdoms! The Professionals of Assyria meet the Masses of Egypt!

In 650 bc  the Assyrian’s conquer the Nile river valley and therefore most of Egypt and expand into a huge Empire.  Gracious Ray was courageous enough to run a battle of Egypt’s last attempt to defend itself.

We used Neil Thomas Ancient rules, they are fast play and use d6’s for all combat.  I like the morale system and morale and armor saves,  would be a huge failing of he Egyptian Army.

Assyrian Good points;   Infantry are professional elite heavy infantry in medium armor.   All of the Assyrian can shoot bows, this is to include the horse and heavy chariots.

Egyptian Good points;  …..their chariots are very fast 🙂  Egyptian Infantry are average biblical forces and as we found out are no match for Assyrians…this seems to be historically accurate 🙂

On one flank the Egyptians used the terrain and their mobility to cripple the Assyrian left flank,  but the right flank held as the mobile forces of Egypt charged into those bad Assyrians…not a good idea it seems.

The Assyrian center moved forward at their pace and dispersed the rabble in front of them.  Never get close to Assyrians!!   Great times, some Egyptian frustration with their troops…”what do you mean we move like heavy infantry??”    THANK YOU RAY!!

The systems allows for big units of troops and the armies looked awesome!  As I viewed my Egyptian forces..I say to Ray ” bud, this looks awesome, I have already won this just looking at my troops, so lets move them and get them killed.”

 

Next fight  –  Trenton!!  It is Christmas right!

Clash of Kingdoms!!

Clash of Kingdoms!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egyptian Chariots on the Charge!..this did not work out.

Egyptian Chariots on the Charge!..this did not work out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egyptian charioteers using their bows and Not getting close to any Assyrians

Egyptian charioteers using their bows and Not getting close to any Assyrians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brutal Carnage in the Center...

Brutal Carnage in the Center…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pharaoh's Guard - The Sheridan try to stem the tide.

The Pharaoh’s Guard – The Sheridan try to stem the tide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The King of Kings!  Kush is larger, very large...time to go there!

The King of Kings! Kush is larger, very large…time to go there!

 

 

 

 

 

Dervish to the Left, Dervish to the Right..On Ride the British Hussars!

This Monday we played our first game using a new set of Osprey rules,  The Man Who Would Be King.  The game was set in the Southern Sudan, with a General Smuts feel to it.  At the start of the battle it looked very tough for the Egyptian/British force as our Highlander group was beset with hordes of Dervish.  Even with the timely attack of the Egyptian Cavalry..there was little hope.  On the other fronts, one command refused to move or even fire at the dervish and the others seemed pinned by the hordes confronting them.

It is the little things that change battles, win or loose.  The Highlanders did not go silently into the a gentle Sudanese night but fought so hard that both the Dervish commands were broken!  Then the Hussars, the Light Brigade Charge that saved an army.  Crazy fight, good times, we lost, we won, nope we lost, wow it seems that worked, we won, good times!

The Dervish Hordes..

The Dervish Hordes..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mahdi's Camel Patrol

The Mahdi’s Camel Patrol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osman Digna's Dervish, they would put the squeeze on the Highlanders

Osman Digna’s Dervish, they would put the squeeze on the Highlanders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The British Hussars begin their charge!  Not seen is the thin Egyptian line of rifleman who pushed back all before them with fire.

The British Hussars begin their charge! Just to the upper right can be seen is the thin Egyptian and British line of rifleman who pushed back all before them with fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dervish debacles onset,  I rolled so badly for my leader that I ran it off the table lest it interfere with the good commanders of the units!!

Dervish debacles onset, I rolled so badly for my leader that I ran it off the table lest it interfere with the good commanders of the units!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M4 Schedule we play every Monday night starting at 6 pm or 1800 – Setup is 530pm or 1730

12/5 Barbwire Bob’s Spanish Civil War 15mm

12/12 Neil Thomas Chariot Wars in 28mm w/ Ray

12/19 George Washington celebrates Christmas with M4- 15mm AWI Wilderness Wars with Brigadista Todd

Troops provided,  no experience needed everyone welcome!!