|A good-natured batch of players game out another session of the Ohio Frontier Aflame using our Song of Drums and Tomahawks rules|
Perhaps because of this (or what seemed to be lighter attendance on Friday evening), I had only four players out of my possible eight. I let them choose which of the four scenarios they wanted to play, and we sat down and began the rules explanation. Song of Drums and Tomahawks rules don't take long to pick up, so before long, the players were deploying and the first shots rang out. I had two lady players and two men, and the ladies chose to play the French side in the "Interrupted Raid" and "Rescue the Captives" scenarios.
|A Huron hunting party returns through the palisade entrance, interrupting a raid by Rogers Rangers|
Meanwhile, the Ranger's Stockbridge Indian allies were in a much bloodier battle atop the cliffs, as they sought to return home with Huron captives. Losses mounted on both sides, and both ended up having to make "below 50%" morale checks. The Stockbridge rallied quicker, though, while one or two key Huron braves fled the field. This allowed the Stockbridge to slowly whittle away at the remaining Indians until they alone held the clifftops. Far below, one Stockbridge warrior led the captives on a circuitous path to avoid any Hurons getting close enough to rescue them. With both scnearios ending with "British allied" victories, we did not bother counting up the victory points. The British side was declared the winner.
|Stockbridge and Huron Indians fight to the death atop the cliffs in an attempt to rescue or maintain control of the captives from the raid on the Huron village|
|A family of English settlers are escorted by frontiersmen, hoping to make it to safety at the local blockhouse|
|Brutal, hand-to-hand fighting as frontiersmen struggle desperately to escort a family to the blockhouse|
|Rogers Rangers were big winners in Friday night's battle, but on Saturday were killed and scalped almost to a man|
|My scratch-built cliffs are always atmospheric eye candy at our games|
|Come to Fort Meigs on May 16-17 to play in the next running of the Ohio Frontier Aflame using Song of Drums and Tomahawks rules!|