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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Great Northern War Test Game

Hi everyone!

No I am not dead or gone on my Swedish Vacation yet but I have been busy and life is getting in my way of my hobby again.  Well I have been working on some 20mm Early war tanks and trucks for my Poland 39 Chain of Command games that I will be running at the club.







Last Tuesday night I was invited to the club to play a test game of Black Powder to help develop campaign rules. One player was the Russians and the rest of us played as the Swedish forces. We were each in command of one Battalion of Infantry.  The commander of the Swedish forces did not have a unit except for the stand that represented him. He gave pre-game orders to each of us and if he wanted to change the order he would have to attach himself to the unit.







The concept is good, It will allow a few players to play a game and then have a way to connect the scenarios and develop there units.  As you take objective and fight enemy units you gain paints which can be spent on improving your unit.  We all got points and once Jesper and Soren work out the items we can purchase we will play again with the same units.







This is the first time I was able to use my Life Guards unit in a Great Norther War game.  It was a good time.











For more details on the game please check out Jesper's site at The Miniature Mayhem

Thank you and have a great week.
WWII images are coming soon!

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful figures and report!

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    1. Thank you Phil, It was a club game and many of the units were painted by different people in the club. Thank you for stopping by and checking out the pictures.

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  2. Great pics from the game! Happy you enjoyed this little experiment in stringing together GNW games into a campaign. We're hoping to return soon with a complete setup, incl. unit cards for each participating regiment. Keep the Guards on alert!

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    1. The Guards are always on Alert! lol. They will be busy this weekend with the Royal Wedding. Yes I look forward to more games. It was fun and it was a very colorful period of history.

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  3. Very nice figures. I like the idea behind the game!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, the idea is a great way to get people to play when you do not have a lot of people to manage all the units. I think it will be a good campaign system. Stay tuned for more!!!

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  4. Lovely looking game, and great to see someone running a GNW campaign.

    FMB

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    1. Hi FMB, thanks for stopping by and checking out the pictures of the game, It is a new period to me since I am new to Sweden and Swedish History so it has been enjoyable learning more about the wars.

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  5. gorgeous figures/units,painting and terrain! and great games report thanks for sharing.

    cheers,

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    1. Hi Phil!

      Thank you for checking out the pictures. The game was fun, and it was fast! I am looking forward to more games at the club soon.

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  6. Are those Warfare Miniatures Swedes.

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