|Lancers win game one.|
Now for some fast detail:
The map was dead simple, a little hill, a creek, an abandoned farmhouse and field along with some woods.
There being no opponent (my son changed his mind) I used the 'card blank' idea from Jim, and laid out some Cossacks scouting the far side of the stream and some in more defensive positions in the woods, field and farmhouse (though I did not know exactly the numbers were where as there were 4 'blank' cards in the mix.
|The map, red harts for the Cossacks|
|First push onto the field|
That left a small knot of Cossacks to cover the ford and a pair of Cossacks had dashed from the woods across the stream to threaten the Lancer patrol leader, now the rest of the Lancers arrived and the fight was on in earnest!
|Fight for the center|
|All even with the Lancers just across the stream|
In the farmhouse a Lancer charged into the door engaging in close quarters with his Cossack foe, the Lancer came out the victor.
Now the Lancers at the stream must make a choice ... draw pistols or CHARGE!
|Make ready ...|
Cossack roll came up: retreat.
Lancer roll came up: fall back.
Leaving the Lancers as masters of this field ...
There are at least three more of these games coming from UK, Spain and Quebec. I hope to be able to report something of them in the next day.
Unless the Cossacks fail in all three of those contests there will be battles to come on Sunday 19 May. Stay tuned here for the results!