The second attempt at 'Vauban's Wars' was delayed slightly because, as I'm very pleased to be able to report, I have had a sore arm for a couple of days. In the interim I have received a parcel from Kallistra. I don't think that I had ever bought anything through the post from them before, having previously collected all my orders at shows, but it was as prompt and efficient as you would expect. The new arrivals were some half-hexes, enabling the glacis to take on a more regular form.
The photo reflects the end of the third turn, although turn two ended on a tied initiative dice roll and was very short. As you can see, the besiegers have developed a stretch of the second parallel and moved a siege gun forwards, albeit still too far away to breach the walls. The 'siege die' mechanism for sapping seems to work, although in a classic example of sod's law three of the first four rolls came up zero. The besiegers have lost half of their sappers to trench raids - by contrast, the garrison kept rolling 11 on a D12 - and may need to start using infantry as substitutes soon. Raiders also destroyed a gun emplacement, otherwise there would be two siege guns in the parallel.
I'm still not entirely sure that I'm doing it right, but it looks OK.
Its strange the different gaming experiences people have - I was truck by your comment that you had never ordered figures from Kallistra before....growing up in a small town halfway between Aberdeen and Dundee in the 70' and 80's, then moving to NZ at the age of 25 in 1988, I have virtually never been able to buy figures any way EXCEPT via mail order/the internet! I went to maybe three or four shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow as a teenager and when I first came "back to the light" in Auckland in the early 90's, there was a local shop producing Front Rank under license, but for most of my wargaming life, I have had to buy figures sight unseen!ReplyDelete