|Travis Melton (center) participated in a WW2 game pitting a small German counterattack in April 1945 against the advancing Russian juggernaut.|
|Charles Canfield participated in the Field of Glory tournament.|
|Jay discusses the ironclad rules found on the Jackson Gamers web site with fellow gamer Paul Arceneaux.|
The following pictures are of part of the 15mm Napoleonic game run by Travis Melton in which Jay and Jim played. Jay commanded the French along with David Arceneaux while Jim commanded an Austro-Russian force along with Duane (last name not known - sorry Duane). It was a hard fought game that came right down to the wire.
Jay looks over the battlefield prior to the action starting. The scenario was set just before Leipzig (1813) as a small Austro-Russian force advanced through a gap, opposed by a small Franco-Polish-Swiss force. The picture shows two French battalions and a battery on one of a pair of hills while in the foreground Jim's Russian cavalry and Austrian infantry advance in the attack.
At the battle's end, the French had held up the Austo-Russian advance enough to allow Napoleon to concentrate his army at Leipzig. But they withdrew during the night as overwhelming reinforcement from the Allied Army of Bohemia began to arrive.
Fun appeared to be had by all in attendance, from FoG tournament participants to historical gamers to 40K gamers to a rather loud and enthusiastic D&D group.
Thanks, Tim for a small but enjoyable local convention!