After rolling for missions and side plots, I got Defense and my officer rolled Afraid- meaning he could not end an activation within 6" of an enemy (which played a major role in this game).
Matt rolled for Engagement and his officer (Magua) rolled Truce- so he could not open fire first, or else he lost his plot.
In a 200 point army, I had 10 Scots, 1 Scottish officer, 11 Iroquois and Lenape, and 9 local Pennsylvania Militia. Matt had 12 Huron, 12 Volunteer Company Marines and of course, Magua.
The table was mixed woodland and open. We used the field squares to represent where the trees had been cut down and underbrush and felled trees would be laying. The blockhouse and strong house were the only buildings, with a sheep pen to the left and supplies around both buildings.
|The table from the British viewpoint|
There he was! Magua! "No, this can't be! He can't be here!" Our Lieutenant lost his mind, unbarred the door and took off running into the night.
Magua left one group to assault the block house. The Scots thought they were safe inside, not realizing the door was unbarred! They made quick work of the Scots, taking their scalps and both floors in hand to hand *WHOOO WHOO WHOOO*
The Lieutenant caught a goolie from a Marine. He would never again talk to his friend, Magua. The militia were making a stand, making the Marines fall back into the woods. But while they were distracted to the right they did not notice the Huron stalking from the left.
Matt was victorious, inflicting over 2/3 casualties. I had to hold out and utterly failed. We both failed our side plots. A great game nonetheless. Lots of killing, scalping, and for the first time, a fully painted army on my side.
M&T is so interesting every time. Despite only having 6 basic missions, having 30 other side plots with 30 extra random events mean that no game is ever the same. We forgot to roll for weather until about half way through, thus the sudden appearance of darkness modifiers. W also got 2 random events, but neither impacted the game very much.
Miniatures are Conquest (Warlord) and Eureka; Terrain is Old Glory, Renedra, homemade and whatever is at our LGS.