The week before Christmas, the husband of the niece we visit in Maryland called us. He informed us that our niece, who had been battling cancer, wasn't expected to make it until Christmas. We left 2 hours after the call. We spent her last day with her, along with her husband, son, and one of her sisters. She went peacefully surrounded by her family. We stayed in Maryland until her service was held. We arrived home the day before Christmas Eve. Life is just starting to get back to normal. Needless to say, I forgot completely about this project. When I got home and went to my work area, I found the Peter Laing figures on the desk. I decided once things calmed down I would get this project done.
I finally got the figures based, reread the rules and decided to get a game in today. I didn't have a 3' by 3' space, so I used a 2' by 2' board. I cut the movement in half; the bases were half the recommended size for the game so it seemed right to cut the movement in half. I used the second scenario in OHW; the goal being to seize a hill and crossroads.
|The Royal Reiter unit, lower right, fires on the Imperial cavalry closing in on them . They score 6 hits, but run out of ammunition.|
|On both flanks the Imperial cavalry close in on the Reiters, negating their firepower.|
|The Royal cavalry sweeps down off the hill and hits the Imperial cavalry in the flank( upper part of photo). The cavalry rolls a 5, which is doubled. Along with the hits from the Reiters, they are eliminated.|
|Closeup of the Royal cavalry attack.|
|The Royal cavalry swings around behind the Imperial line. The Imperial swordsmen swing around to attack the cavalry.|
|The Reiters hit the swordsmen in the flank. The swordsmen are overrun.|
|Closeup of the swordsmen fighting the cavalry.|
|The Imperial cavalry eliminate the Reiters and turn on a Royalist infantry unit. In the upper left the Royalist cavalry attacks an Imperial infantry unit.|
|The Imperial cavalry eliminates the infantry unit and the Imperial infantry in the upper center eliminates a Royalist infantry unit.|
|The Imperial and Royalist cavalry attacks each other in the center of the field.|
|The Royalist cavalry and infantry defeat the Imperial cavalry and infantry. Only one Imperial infantry unit is left fighting against the Royalist Reiters.|