I was invited around to 'A's for tea and a ECW wargame , his family being absent the catering was going to be 'Man Food' ! , Doritos and dip for starters and I brought a pizza for mid-game .
It was going to be a scenario based on the battle of Brentford , with Prince Rupert trying to capture the bridge to clear the way to London .
The Parliamentarians had build barricades forward of the vital bridge. We were using Pike and Shotte the Renaissance version of 'black Powder' - which worked very well and gave a quick and fast flowing game.
'A' took on the persona of Prince Rupert and brought his first couple of brigades onto the table .
'A's ECW collection has been built up over many years and has within it's ranks every type of figure from MiniFigs , Hinchliffe, through to the more modern Perry and Redoubt . He has been busy re basing the collection for Pike & Shotte .
I deployed my forces in depth in advance of the bridge and this brigade to hold the bridge itself.
'A's troops advanced but were held up by my advance brigade .
Because of my stubborn defence he was unable to deploy his troops to any advantage and although my advance brigade was driven off he had suffered heavy casualties and with time running out he called off the attack as more of my reinforcement moved onto the table . A victory for myself and Parliament ! . An excellent game, the rules worked well and has inspired 'A' to have more ECW games , it's nice to see these figures getting used - some of which he has had for 40 years .
The victory feast ! to celebrate my Glorious Victory !