Saturday, April 20, 2013

VSF on Thursday

Thursday night was the regular game at Jaye's house.  On tap was a VSF game, with Prussians defending an outpost against a mixed force of British, French and Americans.

On the first turn, the Lady Hussars in the tower with the electrocannon managed to destroy the small spider vehicle on the Allied side before it could even fire.   A heavy blow for the allies.

As the British and French attacked from the front, on the left side the French and Americans came in supported by Le Feu, the French rolling electrocannon.

The Lady Hussar infantry fired on the opposing infantry, doing great damage.  The bicycle Uhlans which had remained in reserve. came forward and attacked Le Fue.
They managed to get a penetrating hit (unsupported vehicles in the game can be overwhelmed by melee) and was forced back.  They came back later, after the Killen Kannon had decimated the infantry, and remaining Uhlans managed to destroy it.

The game was called due to time.  The Prussians had been beaten up, but still held the compound, and it was called a minor Prussian victory.  Rules were our version of Gaslight.

We used an activation method Jaye came up with.  Each player got a number of cards equal to the number of units.  You assign the cards to the units upside down, then everyone turns over the cards and game proceeds.  Aces, Kings, etc go first, with ties being decided by suit order.  It worked well, and was fast.

1 comment:

  1. Germans, not Prussians, post-1870s and all that.
    L'Roue (the Wheel). Other than that. yes. Nice pictures.