The second play test game yesterday was a game Duncan will run at Historicon with the Napoleonic supplement to Combat Patrol(TM). The scenario involved a supply convoy getting ambushed by Spanish guerrillas and Portuguese troops in a small town.
Though my Portuguese and Crazy Dave’s Spanish were just about wiped out, the arrival of two fresh units of Cacadores caused the French to break player morale and concede victory. It was a fun scenario with lots of action.
I have been away for work quite a bit lately, so I haven’t had a chance to play test my scenarios for Historicon at regular club nights. I invited a few folks over to play test one of Greg’s and my Sea Lion games and Duncan’s Combat Patrol(TM) Napoleonic games.
In this scenario, a German bomber has crashed near Little Basely by the Sea (a name I took from an old Avenger’s television show episode). This bomber, however, wasn’t headed to London. It’s mission was to secretly land some Fallschirmjaegers to cause trouble. Since the German Navy and Luftwaffe don’t like each other, the Fallschirmjaegers were unaware that the Kriegsmarine was also landing a squad of soldiers near the coast to conduct reconnaissance. In the meantime, the Home Guard was out on maneuvers and hears the bomber crash.
The units closest to the bomber crew were some Women’s Land Army girls out in the fields (two five-girl teams). The bomber crew began the game stunned. The bomber crew immediately dashed to the waiting petrol truck, but the Land Girls were in hot pursuit.
At this point, we stopped the game to make sure we had time to test Duncan’s Napoleonic game. I will make a few small adjustments to the scenario before the convention, but in general it worked well.