Monday, June 4, 2012

Look, Sarge, No Charts at Origins 2012

This past weekend, Buck Surdu, Dave Wood, Greg Priebe, and I, traveled out to Columbus, Ohio for the Origins convention. Out goal was to showcase our "G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T." and "Look,Sarge, No Charts" rules systems to a different set of gamers other than the regular folks we see at the local HMGS East conventions.
Buck and I each ran two LSNC games and two GASLIGHT games, and Dave Wood ran three additional LSNC games. The two LSNC games I ran were a WWII 1941 Russian Front Scenario, and a ACW First Day of Gettysburg Scenario.
   My WWII scenario I ran on Saturday morning.  It featured a German attack on a small Russian village near a river,  with the infantry using rafts to cross the river, while the panzers crossed the same river over a single small bridge.  The Russians are under strength to begin the game, but receive reinforcements as the game progresses.  The figures used were 10mm.
German troops raft across the river, and assault the hills on the far side.

Russian infantry attack a German tank platoon that enters a woods unsupported.

A player does a range measurement as another moves his forces.

A bottleneck develops as the panzer grenadiers end up taking several activations to cross the single bridge.

Meanwhile, Russian motorized reinforcements are heading into town.

The game ended in a Russian victory, as an unfortunate series of activation sequences kept the Germans from quickly getting the bulk of their forces over the river.  The players picked up the rules quick;y and seemed to have a good time.
   Saturday night I ran my First Day of Gettysburg scenario.  This game begins with the battle as it was around 2:00 PM on the fist day.  The figures used were 10mm
The table as it was at the beginning of the game. Looking from the north, southward towards Gettysburg.

Union officers around the Lutheran Seminary.

Two of the Confederate players prepare to activate their troops.

A view towards Oak Ridge .

Fighting around Rock Creek.
In he end, we ran out of time before a clear victory was established. I was very pleased with the look and feel of this scenario.

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