So it was all setup as a tabletop games day.
First up was a SHAKO game with my youngest:
|table lay out ... we were using a smaller than normal table - mom was busy with the big table - this left our forces at canister range!|
|the black uniforms of the Brunswick force|
|Italians take the fild|
|on turn 2 the Brunswickers formed a column to rush into the town|
|field on turn 3, by this point the Allied cavalry had melted away and now the town turned into a hand-to-hand match|
|flash on with the town battle in front of the lens|
|Turn five saw the French flank cavalry arrive, though the wise (young) commander of the Allies had already formed square to meet these light horsemen|
|artillery barrage continued, though still not having any effect|
|French on the left flank covered the woods exits ... no red coats were going to come out of the woods without facing volley fire|
|Turn six field view|
Result Decisive French Victory.
Our next game was with the three boys and I in a busy game of "Conquest of the Empire"
|just before the 'double-cross'|
|only two players left ... big forces in North Africa and a last ditch effort in Rome ...|
Next game was a Squad Leader battle, scenario one again, as my eldest is still learning all the details.
|Squad Leader, setting up|
|we called the game at this stage as it was pretty clear the Soviet Guards were going to take the second building with minimal losses, while the Germans were taking a pounding|
We were really late in the day, so we played only a very short game. My middle son, the one who 'won' this game box at Salute a few years ago, was the winner with the most provinces.
|Game of Dominion on Victoria Day|