Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sludge Fox #2 - Blue Savannah

Crown forces defend a roadblock

Game 2 of our Sludge Fox campaign saw my Crown forces defending a small farmstead against a Rebel force. I had my line infantry defend a barricade across a road, while my skirmishers deployed in the woods on either side, waiting for the Rebels to come down the road.

Rebel forces approach

FG had the Rebel skirmishers outflank the Crown position on the right, while the main body took their time to clear my skirmishers out of the woods, before the line infantry marched down the road to deliver a devastating volley against my position.

The Crown forces quickly lost their appetite for the fight, and abandoned their position.

This was a rather one-sided battle, as the Rebels took their time and waited for the right moment to launch their assault (Unstoppable Momentum). At the same time my dice were so poor that I failed to inflict even one hit on the Rebel forces. At the end I found myself pulling my forces back from all the Gore tokens to avoid having to make Nerve Tests at poor odds.

Finally, here is a shot of the roadside shrine which I built that FG painted for me.


SteveHolmes11 said...

Nice (well sludgy) looking battle.
I really like the combo of the mat, with the dull tones of the terrain.
It casts an aura of gloom over the battlefield.

I'm reminded of late autumn in the flatlands of Essex or the Netherlands.
Standing water reflects the consistently grey skies, while damp dead leaves little the ground.
The chill of winter is just around the corner, and those who work outside hunger for the warmth of a cup of hot soup and a warm fire indoors.

captain arjun said...

As an ex-infantryman I know that terrain like this hits you twice: once when you are trudging through it, and once more when you are back in camp and have to clean your kit...