A wet holiday week away from home led to an improvised gameboard in a tray, some found ‘logs’ and stones, a few dice and a handful of vintage OO/HO Airfix packed away in a tiny fishing tackle box or my “just in case” ….
A raid on family holiday art materials turned up watercolour paints, A3 watercolour sketch book paper and other scraps (cereal box cardboard, glue, coffee stirrers) to make an improvised hex game board.
The scenario was based around Brutish Redcoats versus Generican settlers …
This was a good chance over several evenings of “pick up and put away”, the joy of a portable game board.
It was a good chance to try out a hexed up version of Donald Featherstone’s two page “Close Wars” rules as an appendix to his 1962 book War Games.
It had a good miniature Little Wars / Battle of Hooks Farm feel to it, using the lovely Airfix Guards.
I haven’t written up the game report and probably never will now understand my end of turn notes (written to help me pick up the game the next evening).
Mostly I wanted to clear away this unposted draft of 2016, ready for a new blogging year in 2017.
Happy gaming in 2017!
Posted on the final afternoon of 2016 by Mark, Man of TIN blog.