My last post was a game using Song of Drums and Tomahawks. What lead me to these rules were John Lambsheads' " One Hour Skirmish Wargames"; a set of rules that using only playing cards to resolve combat. As usual, while listening to Youtube videos on OHSW, I found several videos using the different "Song of.." rules, and was distracted from OHSW.
I decided to play another game using Song of Drums & Tomahawks. The game was of an Indian attack on farmers working their fields, and the local militia response. The game started ok, but after a few moves it seemed to me that the game was going to take too long to play out. I was about to break the game down, when I decided to try One Hour Skirmish Wargames. I figured to play a couple of turns, and if I still wasn't happy with the game, I could always stop.
I found the game enjoyable. Instead of using two decks of cards for both sides, I used only one deck. I had seen a video of a solo game where the player used only one deck, and it seemed to work well.
Hopefully soon I can get another game in using One Hour Skirmish Wargames.
|The game setup, with the Indians on the left in the woods, the farmers in the center, and the village militia on the right.|
|Closeup of the farmers and militia guard.|
|The Indians attacking through the woods.|
|The Indians draw first. The Queen gives them 12 actions.|
|One of the farmers manage to flee with the cart. Unfortunately the militia wasn't so lucky.|
|The colonists lost 8 men, the Indians 4. Most of the Indians were killed in hand to hand combat.|