I've been focussing a bit this week on my eventual post ECW campaign and post blog gaming. Msr Foy's ECW C&C variant rules have proved an ideal engine for the games in this campaign, since they are quick, fun to play, and provide the spine on which I can hang a narrative without too much fuss. With that said my attention has begun to stray a little in the last few weeks and my thoughts have begun to crystalise around where I go from here.
I anticipate that my future gaming will be a little more diverse encompassing both "Tigers at Minsk" (probably in 6mm - and which I've been dying to have a crack at) and an army or two for Dux Bellorum (my other favourite period). For the ECW I'll probably be running a small, more limited, regional campaign and to that end I've been lured away from "fun" and back towards granularity and detail in the shape of For King & Parliament, which was an unexpectedly well received Christmas prezzie. (First set in years that I haven't got three or four pages in before finding some mechanism that I profoundly disliked).
Anywhoo… FK&P, as those in the know call it, requires a few new units and some cosmetic changes which are the subject of this unashamedly space filling post.
|I have it on good authority that blurry camera phone pictures are "all the go" these days, and it's not like me to be knowingly out of fashion.|
Miller & Brentnall's rules call for "disorder markers" and while the red lego pips (top left of picture) have done their duty so far representing "hits" I felt it was time to actually produce some dead and dying, as above. It's also been a bit of a bug bear (bare?) identifying units on the battlefield so I finally got around to making some unit ID markers - an example of which you can see behind this pike heavy (and totally made up) regiment of foote.
The Late Autumn campaign battle (for my own safety's sake) will be delayed until next week. TCMB is returning to Angleterre briefly so the requirement to set up and play a game will hopefully confine me to the house and thereby prevent further drain, chainsaw, gun, or dangerous weather related incidents in her absence.
Actually, on that note, and just to be on the safe side, if I don't post next week would someone please contact the Gendarmerie at Croqc and ask them to come and have a look see.