Monday, 4 January 2016

The train now departing....

I nearly forgot to post this!  Here then is the concluding part of the action.  The US cavalry (above) successfully charged some of the Rebs.

Meanwhile their CS counterparts saw off the sentries at the signal box.  You can tell they were galloping along due to the fuzzy picture...
The Rebs secured the Yankee guns and summoned gunners from the train. Sneaky, eh?  Speaking of sneakiness, the Yanks had by now recaptured the loco and set off in reverse!

The surviving cavalry soon found each other...
...and while the Rebs secured the town and it's stack of supplies the train pulled out...
...leaving the few troopers to slash one another to death.  Another blurry action photo.
The players assemble by the scene of their crimes.

13 comments:

Stephen Briddon said...

A splendid looking game. Shifty looking crew though.

Rodger said...

Looks fantastic! I have just finished painting a bunch of 54mm ACW for a few games too!

Pete. said...

Enjoyed reading these reports Tim- classic Toy Soldier gaming.

Bonus points for the train too.

Cheers,

Pete.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Good to see that you are straight into gaming in 2016 :)
Thinking of doing anything nautical aka Fletcher Pratt in the near future?

Conrad Kinch said...

Looking good Tim. What were the exact numbers of troops on the board?

Tim Gow said...

Steve Briddon
I'll accept responsibility for the dodgy looking figures - but not the poorly painted players.

Tim Gow said...

Rodger
Lets see some photos then!

Tim Gow said...

Pete
It is my experience that if a game includes a train, then nobody looks too closely at the poor figure painting or iffy scenario design...

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Actually this was played last month - but I have played a (solo) game already in 2016. Let me know when you can make to for a FP game and I'll arrange one.

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
About 70ish. I'll post the briefings on the FLW Yahoo group this evening.

Chris Kemp said...

Am I imagining that there might have been some scale creep on the line of players, Tim? I am aware that no-one could ever agree on the correct base to eye height.

Regards, Chris.

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
Well spotted sir! I'll glue Jerry to a thicker piece of mdf...

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

It's revealing to see those Klan members without their hoods !