Folks,

A busy night last night with 7 members coming along. 2 tables were set-up with 3 games being played out in all.

Table 1:
Table 1 saw another run-through of the Pike & Shotte rules by Warlord Games. This week witnessed the introduction of artillery to the mix along with the usual infantry and light cavalry. The engagements so far have been on a fairly small scale in order to let everyone get used to the mechanics. Alastair hopes to include some skirmishers into the the next game which should just about cover the full range of units involved. Alistair has also written a short review of the rules which should be up on the web page soon. The next game is scheduled for the 26th February.

Table 2:
Table 2 saw the kick-off of the Legends of the High Seas pirate campaign with Ross starting out by trying to capture the local Governors daughter (played by Roger)! However his first foray into the pirate life was cut rather short after some unbelievable dice throws from Robert “Dead-Eye” Travis who cut down half of the pirate band in the space of a few turns. Undeterred Captain Blackjack bravely retired to his sloop to consider his options!

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In the post-action “what happened to my crew / casualty” throws it turned out that the pirate 1st mate had been captured and sentenced to hang! Cue game 2 with the pirates trying to rescue their comrade.

This second game initially fared a little better for the pirates but ended with Blackjack being pushed to his death from the roof of the mansion by the captain of the guard! After seeing their leader defeated the rest of the crew scarpered.

The next round of the campaign (26th February) will see “Jolly” Roger and his crew head out on the high sea in search of fame and fortune!

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Hope to see you all soon.

OWG

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