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Tyler
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:06 am    Post subject: Muskets and Tomahawks Reply with quote

The same people who wrote Saga have now come out with a skirmish-level game for the French Indian war and the American Revolution (well...Muskets and Tomahawks was actually the earlier game, but it was only translated into English more recently).

I've bought a copy of the rulebook, and am waiting on the arrival of some Canadian militia. The game, like Saga, is designed for quick and easy gameplay, but hopefully with enough depth to sink your teeth into. Each player randomly decides on a main objective and a minor 'subplot' before each game, so the combinations of those with the various different forces available could be a lot of fun.

Anyone else interested?
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the rules and the British ranger starter box at the last meeting. Dunno when I'll get them painted though.
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Cawdorthane



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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those interested might want to look at our earlier thread at http://leagueofancients.org.au/viewtopic.php?t=775

Sadly I can almost fight this FIW period on a 1:1 scale if people want to have a game some time. I am planning Dystopian Wars with Martin M at the May LoA, but maybe a pm game of Muskets and Tomahawks could be arranged too!

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Mark
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Tyler
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I had forgotten about that earlier thread.

I'm a big fan of using 28mm for skirmish gaming and 15mm or smaller for larger engagements, so I see myself really enjoying this system at the 200-400 point level.

It's going to take me a while to get forces painted and ready to go simply due to other projects, but in the meantime if you have French troops or Canadian militia to lend out, I would love to try a game or two.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am happy to host a Muskets & Tomahawks game, but maybe the June LoA meeting would give me more time to refresh on the rules. Please let me know if any are interested, I can supply the forces....

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Tyler
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The June meeting would be perfect, actually. I had forgotten that I'll be up at Wodonga for a Flames tournament next weekend, so I'll miss that LoA meeting.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys

I would be really interested in giving M&T a try later this year. I am already spoken for in June but any month after that would be great.

Have the rules, love the period just need to get on with painting some minis. Any suggestions for army choice?

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Steve
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Tyler
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get whatever force excites you, Steve. You'll enjoy painting and playing with them more regardless of performance if you like them for their history, uniforms or whatever.

With the changing allegiances of the French and Indian War, the various conflicts between European settlers and Native American nations, and the US war of Independence, you won't have trouble finding opponents for any given force.

The option to mix and match forces out of regulars, militia, Native Americans and so on means that if you paint something but then don't like how it performs on the tabletop, you can still use those miniatures as part of a different force.

I'm personally going for a core of French regulars, backed up by some Canadian coureurs de bois militia. I may add some Huron allies later, which could also be the basis for a pure Huron force if the game really takes off.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Mark, are we still on for next week?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure Tyler. Let's do it in the morning. Any particular force you would prefer?

Any one else on for M&T?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't mind trying something scout-ish. Huron, Iriquois, Coureurs de Bois, something like that if you have them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problems. I'll field some Red Coats with some Rangers and Iroquois.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

will be looking forward to hearing how it goes...
... am working on some French Marines and Hurons to try it out...
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etienne



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys

Also looking forward to the report if there is one - very keen on M&T later this year but already spoken for at the June meeting.

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Steve
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll photograph things and write it up in the Argus, then.
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