Monday, 27 July 2020

ECW 5 Leslie Moor rerun AAR

We had another go at Leslie Moor,one of the free download scenarios from Big Red Batcave for For King and Parliament.
This time we swapped sides with my multi coloured regiments standing in for Mr Ed Grundys  Parliamentarians.
Labels, ammo markers, dash markers, there seems more stuff on the table than TtS. My Covenanter cavalry are making up the numbers( on both sides!)

I did my best to advance my cavalry on the right wing. 



I got to fire a cannon! (Also borrowed from the Covenanter army!)

Already disordered (more stuff)

We are actually moving forward!


Shooting from both sides, bringing a rash disorder. 

Not only do I get to use a cannon but I manage to destroy an infantry unit with it

Other Royalist units end up disordered.



The right wing cavalry defeats their opponents and then dash off in pursuit for the rest of the game!

The centre of the Royalist army in a state of collapse 


On the left wing I manage to lose a cavalry unit and dragoon unit but nothing can detract from the imminent end of the Royalist army. 
Fun game, I would say that as I won but it's funny it ended up with a very similar situation at the end of this game as the last, we got to it in different ways but in both games the Royalist centre collapsed with largely ineffectual activity on the wings. 
What it has made me do is push 3 units of Essex horse up the painting que and I am prepping cuirassiers and dragoons, and have also dug out my various pieces of ordinance, which might take a bit longer!I also realise I need to build lots and lots of hedges!
All the best Iain 

26 comments:

  1. Nice game! Anything that motivates you to paint more is a plus!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! Yes it's funny how playing a game and having to substitute miniatures motivates you!
      Best Iain

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  2. Lovely character in those armies. Is it the same size grid as TtS?

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    1. Thanks Norm! Yes you can use whatever grid size you want, I use the 6"/150mm size which is what is used in the tournaments and is what is recommended for 28mm.
      Best Iain

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  3. Another great looking game Iain, it's funny how the gaming can change the priority on the painting queue !

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    1. Thanks Dave! Yes,sudden bursts of enthusiasm!
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  4. Excellent little army and a nice game - can't get better than that! Looking forward to seeing the armies grow. Cheers Greg

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    1. Thanks Greg! Yes I hope to have some figures painted up on the not too distant future!
      Best Iain

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  5. All the pics here are impressive as always. I love the visual aspect you get on the shots.

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    1. Thanks Suber! I tried to take lower shots as I posted the same armies playing this game a couple of weeks ago!
      Best Iain

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  6. Lovely stuff Iain, and it is always great to see your ECW collection in action.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence! Bit worried it's a bit like a BBC 2 repeat!
      Best Iain

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  7. Great looking game...with spectacular pictures!

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  8. The initial setup looked amazing, what an inspiring sight! Great game Iain.

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    1. Thanks a lot Michael! Very kind of you!
      Best Iain

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  9. Fantastic game, Iain. I'd consider games are the best stimulus for painting.

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    1. Thanks Dmitry! I think your right!
      Best Iain

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  10. Is For King and Parliament like a variant of TTS? I thought it was the same game. But hey, your stuff looks great on the table and I’m also someone that gets motivated to paint by playing a game. 😀

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    1. Thanks Stew! Yes slightly different, to allow for different equipment and model tactics appropriate to the period better, to be honest I think it does a pretty good job of it, even if it means I watch my cavalry charging off the table in pursuit!
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  11. Very impressive. I never knew there were so many Archers in the ECW :-).

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    1. Thanks! Yes,and of course the church represented Borchester, a bit tongue in cheek but fun!
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  12. Very pretty game mate.

    Have always been a fan of cavalry on the flanks pushing far too far up the field after an initial charge LOL Been the bane of my gaming life since my teens!

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  13. Great looking game and there's no problem using substitues from my pov, especially if it encourages the production of the 'right' figures !

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