|Our test game. The hill was on it's last legs.|
|A 6' x 10' table for our setup. Our new terrain at the convention.|
I made the new hill out of Styrofoam again but in 3 easier to transport pieces. I also decided not to flock it. I hate flocking! This time the hill is taller to really show the Lundy's Lane heights.We also decided we didn't need tons of trees as per our test game. We used some historical maps as a terrain reference and we noticed the fighting zones of the battle were not wooded except the eastern edge. To further increase the portability of my terrain I decided to use for the first time my new woods terrain. You can see in the photo above they are pine trees with magnets glued on their based in a recessed hole. The base stands are painted pieces of sheet metal. I'll do a report later on the details of this tree project.
|The game starts. Scott's bridge approaches the hill.|
|Scott's brigade presses forward.|
|As the game progresses the British decide to occupy the front center of the hill.|
|As a routed Canadian militia regiment (IMUC) leaves the field, Scott's brigade reforms.|
|The last US brigade arrives on the field.|
|Porter's brigade advances.|
The rules we used where home grown and worked very well except one melee that had a cavalry charge on a routed unit being a failure resulting in the cavalry unit routing! I'll have to work on that.