On June 9th I attended Fire In The East, A.K.A NJCON, in Edison, NJ. I always enjoy this convention. I played in The Battle of Bauge, March 1421 a Modified Tactica event put on by John Spiess.
|The set-up with the English on the right, Franco-Scottish on the left.|
Here is the game description:
The Battle of Bauge, March 1421
With Henry V back in England, the army was now commanded by his brother Thomas, 1st Duke of Clarence. He engaged a combined Franco-Scots army at Bauge. Instead of waiting for his entire army to assemble, he attacked with only a portion of troops, leading to a great defeat and his own death. What would have happened if he had waited just a few more hours for his archers to return from foraging?
|English of Thomas, 1st Duke of Clarence|
The original English plan of "let's take it to them" was quickly modified (after we lost a couple of units) to "let's move out, draw them in, then reform our line and see if we hold."
The next few turns have us reforming out lines.......
...and the Franco-Scots continue to press.
|Heather Blush and Erin Spiess contemplating their next move.|
John put on a great game and as always, the figures were tremendous!!