Tuesday, 31 October 2017

6x6 challenge update for October

In the last couple of days of October I have been able to play out my last two 6x6 challenge games using Galleys and Galleons rules. The first game (fifth in the series) was an ambush game with a Spanish ship chasing an English privateer into a trap.
The chase is on as and second ship lays in wait to spring the trap 
Unaware of a trap the Spanish Galleon closes the gap 
A change in wind direction went against the ambushers and favoured the Spanish 
The Spanish catches up and delivers a devastating broadside
All ships close and exchange shots 
With one Privateers having sustained heavy damage and both decide to break off the engagement
The second game has a Spanish galleon bottled up in port and an English ship waiting for it to make a run for the other corner and escape.
An English ship waits for the Spanish ship to make a break.
The Spanish finally make a break for it 
The English ship closes and engages.
Both ships tack across the board firing when possible
The Spanish ship slips free
Two Spanish wins.

With those two games my 6x6 challenge is complete. A most enjoyable challenge set at the start of this year by Kaptain Kobold and got me playing some rulesets purchased but never played. My favourite challenge games was the Hundred Years War series which ended up running for 10 games as part of a mini-campaign.

The completed list...
  • Tank-on-Tank (Lock 'n' Load Publishing) SciFi Variant - 6 games completed in February
  • Dark Ages with Dux Bellorum (Osprey) - 6 games completed in January using paper armies
  • WW2 Naval (Pz8 rules) - 6 games now completed in July.
  • 19th Century European Imagi-Nations OHW Variant - 6 played. The final games were played in August.
  • Galleys and Galleons (Ganesha Games) - 6 games completed in October.
  • Hundred Years War using Lion Rampant (Osprey) - 6 games completed as part of a series of campaign games.

14 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing the 6x6 challenge. It's been great reading the AARs.

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  2. Congratulations! I, too, have enjoyed following along. Your HYW campaign was my favorite of the lot.

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    1. Thank you. I found the games with a mini-campaign built around them were the most enjoyable.

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  3. Well done and a couple of months still in hand.

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    1. I am glad I finished before the lead up to Christmas when time to war-game always seems to be disappear.

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  4. Well done for being the first to complete the challenge!

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    1. A wonderful challenge you launched at the start of the year. Really enjoyed it - thank you

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  5. Great work Peter. I have my doubts that I will even get my 6x6 completed, so this is just embarrassing...

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    1. Thanks. I benefited from having some rulesets which are quick playing and allow for a couple of games to be completed in an evening.

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  6. Congrats to the Spanish...and to you!

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  7. Congratulations on the finish! Early too! Not sure if I am going to make it but there is 60 days left in the year.

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    1. Thanks. I am pleased to complete the challenge as the number of games I was playing per month was slowing down, and it gets difficult to find time to war-game as the Christmas period looms.

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