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by Midshipman Easy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: 1/56 Generic HMG and ATR Weapon
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: 1/56 Generic HMG and ATR Weapon

They look splendid. I really am taken with your Vickers/Maxim. Well done Sir.
by Midshipman Easy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cacon 2018: Battle 4: 3rd Gettysburg
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Re: Longstreet Cacon 2018: Battle 4: 3rd Gettysburg

I think the card needed to specify that it had to be in front of the charging unit if there was space for it to fit. I do think it needs to be there to truly capture the feel of ACW battles which is something I now think Longstreet does very well.
by Midshipman Easy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 6: North of Washington.
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 6: North of Washington.

The logical part of me is total Union. But there is a part of me that barracks for the Underdog, and having researched some of theose early uniforms I just love some of those Southern units short lived though they were. I will stick with the Longstreet rules as they are simple, relatively fun (blood...
by Midshipman Easy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cacon 2018: Battle 4: 3rd Gettysburg
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Re: Longstreet Cacon 2018: Battle 4: 3rd Gettysburg

I hate that card if only because on the one time I played it on someonelse they rolled a 1 and I always lost all my cards! Ok so I did use "Pinkerton Intelligence" and "Local Assistance", allowing me to remove a few cards from my opponents hand, as much as possible. The one card it seems the experie...
by Midshipman Easy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 6: North of Washington.
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 6: North of Washington.

We didn't have time to do a full wrap up but seeing as how we Rebs had then Union boys on the run until we was fighting outside Washington during an election ... really is a just a passing comment or two as we were packing up. If that had been real most of us agreed that McClellan would have won the...
by Midshipman Easy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 6 (Kinda): South Washington.
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 6 (Kinda): South Washington.

That is the offeneding hall with the dodgy a/c. You can see one end of it in the shots the other end had all the retailers which at the time the photos were taken was a sea of people bargin hunting. Don't know what happen with the Confederates. They set up and start, we get set up, we start and then...
by Midshipman Easy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 6: North of Washington.
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 6: North of Washington.

And so it was that with the Northern election of 1864 looming two great Confederate armies would attack the capital. The northern prong would be lead by Steve V, Sean and myself. Our Union opponents would be lead by James, Marly, Dave and Steve K. As we were using a double width table we decided to ...
by Midshipman Easy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 6 (Kinda): South Washington.
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 6 (Kinda): South Washington.

This is the big game that I didn't play in. I wasn't able to follow the progress as I was busy and it went very quickly. The Confederates suffering a clear and quick defeat. http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn123/twilkodragon69/Games/American%20Civil%20War/CanCon%202018/20180128_091611.jpg http://...
by Midshipman Easy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 5: 3rd Fredricksburg
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Longstreet Cancon 2018: Battle 5: 3rd Fredricksburg

In the previous round the Union had done a little beter and managed 4 victories to the Condeferates 6. http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn123/twilkodragon69/Games/American%20Civil%20War/CanCon%202018/20180128_093128.jpg This time I would be facing off against Ron who was very experienced with the ...
by Midshipman Easy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cacon 2018: Battle 4: 3rd Gettysburg
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Longstreet Cacon 2018: Battle 4: 3rd Gettysburg

Yep, third battle of Gettysburg. There would be another after this. http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn123/twilkodragon69/Games/American%20Civil%20War/CanCon%202018/20180127_152019.jpg The camapign map shows that the Confederacy is doing better than the historical model. The west is almost cleared...
by Midshipman Easy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2018; Battle 2: St Louis.
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: Longstreet Cancon 2018; Battle 2: St Louis.

Wait until we get to the final battles. :wink: :D
by Midshipman Easy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cacon 2018: Battle 3: 2nd Norfolk.
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Longstreet Cacon 2018: Battle 3: 2nd Norfolk.

Only had "Old Rivals" played on me in this game but it was when I tried to charge across the creek and that hurt.

Game 2 at St Louis is when I had "Couldn't Hit an Elephant..." on me.
by Midshipman Easy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Lonstreet at Cancon 2018. Battle 1: Norfolk.
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: Lonstreet at Cancon 2018. Battle 1: Norfolk.

There are a couple of quirks in the rules compared to others I have played but once you "forget" those bits it all goes rather well. having played a few games now I think I will be far more cautious with playing some cards and be more likely to hang on to some, accept higher losses and aim for bigge...
by Midshipman Easy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cacon 2018: Battle 3: 2nd Norfolk.
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Longstreet Cacon 2018: Battle 3: 2nd Norfolk.

With the first battle taking place in 1861, the second in 1862 this third battle would again in 1862. As a side note the year of the battle affects the cards avaliable to you in "Longstreet" which affects what advantages you might get and what troops might be avaliable to you. The 1862 cards still f...
by Midshipman Easy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Longstreet Cancon 2018; Battle 2: St Louis.
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Longstreet Cancon 2018; Battle 2: St Louis.

So despite my loss, the Confederacy won 7 of the 10 battles and so could choose to make 7 attacks on the campaign map, the Union could only make 3. With a slightly reduced army I was sent to attack St Louis and free it from Northern domination. http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn123/twilkodragon69...
by Midshipman Easy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: The Charles Bean Room
Topic: Lonstreet at Cancon 2018. Battle 1: Norfolk.
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Lonstreet at Cancon 2018. Battle 1: Norfolk.

The Longstreet "tournament" was a very relaxed affair. More a pair up, move figures around the table and have fun. There were 20 players evenly split between Union and Confederate and the board game "A House Divided" was used to give the games so wider context. The idea being that each side started ...
by Midshipman Easy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Tavern Foyer
Topic: CanCon 2018 Any Feedback, Thoghts or Pictures?
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

Re: CanCon 2018 Any Feedback, Thoghts or Pictures?

As one who was there I can address some of your questions. I am trying to get around to putting up some photos of my games and AARs to go with them but the Sunday night of Cancon I got a call to work for 2 weeks (being a casual high school teacher) starting ASAP for classes that I mostly haven't tau...
by Midshipman Easy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Tavern Foyer
Topic: CanCon 2018 Any Feedback, Thoghts or Pictures?
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

Re: CanCon 2018 Any Feedback, Thoghts or Pictures?

As one who was there I can address some of your questions. I am trying to get around to putting up some photos of my games and AARs to go with them but the Sunday night of Cancon I got a call to work for 2 weeks (being a casual high school teacher) starting ASAP for classes that I mostly haven't tau...
by Midshipman Easy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Tavern Foyer
Topic: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!
Replies: 22
Views: 3062

Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

The plan is many pictures and AAR's.
by Midshipman Easy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Tavern Foyer
Topic: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!
Replies: 22
Views: 3062

Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Hey Easy and Dropbear! Great stuff! Easy are you part of the 1/56 ACW Longstreet group playing at Cancon? DB you may make Little Wars Melbourne, hope you can I’ll buy you a beer or two Saturday evening! Cheers! I don't know how I missed this post so my apologies Captain. Yes I am playing in Cancon,...
by Midshipman Easy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Tavern Foyer
Topic: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!
Replies: 22
Views: 3062

Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Same as last year, plus ...

Play "Longstreet" a few times at least.
Sort out some of my 15mm Ancients for "L'Arte de la Guerre".
Play some games of "Blucher".
Try not to get into anymore periods,scales or rules!
by Midshipman Easy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: Dismounted Union Cavalry.
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Dismounted Union Cavalry.

Certainly did Mardis. Painting is so relaxing.
by Midshipman Easy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: The Eureka Stockade To Breaker Morant Room
Topic: 4 Player Longstreet Campaign AAR- Game 1
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Re: 4 Player Longstreet Campaign AAR- Game 1

Sounds like a lot of fun. Looking forward to the next one.
by Midshipman Easy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: Dismounted Union Cavalry.
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Dismounted Union Cavalry.

Thank you Gentlemen. Just a bit more filling out of units for CanCon. I just need to find a bit of time.
by Midshipman Easy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: Southern Zouaves
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Re: Southern Zouaves

The reinforcements have arrived. So now the mixed Zouave regiment has the 10 stands it needs for the Longstreet rules. http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn123/twilkodragon69/Projects/Painting%20log/2017/November/20171101_233704.jpg The Maryland Guard. http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn123/twilko...