Song of Drums & Shakos AAR - The Supply Train

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Song of Drums & Shakos AAR - The Supply Train

Post by Captain Darling » Sun May 20, 2018 11:33 pm

We trotted out the Song of Drums and Shakos rules and my Perry 1/56 figures for some more Napoleonic skirmishing!

A small British supply train escorted by a column led by an Austrian staff Officer and marching in very smart order is ambushed by a force of sneering Frenchies who were not only chain smoking but wearing their shakos set at jaunty angles!

The British supply column hurries along the road...
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The British light troops were slow to deploy giving the French Voltigeurs a free hand and first shot at the column escort...
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The British Riflemen see the French light infantry off...
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The Frenchies repulse the British Riflemen and take control of the supply train...all over red rover for the Brits...
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The full AAR and forces are on the TSOG blog...
http://toysoldiersforoldgits.blogspot.c ... aar-2.html

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Re: Song of Drums & Shakos AAR - The Supply Train

Post by Admin Fella » Thu May 24, 2018 5:19 pm

That looks the part, nicely done. :)

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Re: Song of Drums & Shakos AAR - The Supply Train

Post by Cyrus » Mon May 28, 2018 4:46 pm

Lovely looking game Captain! How do the rules compare to Sharp Practice?

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Re: Song of Drums & Shakos AAR - The Supply Train

Post by Captain Darling » Tue May 29, 2018 8:47 am

Thanks Guys!

Cyrus sorry I haven't played Sharps Practice so can't compare them. From what I have read Sharps could let you play a bigger game but one of the reasons I've never tried them for up to about 20 -30 figures a side (which I doubt I'd exceed) Song of Drums is great!
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Re: Song of Drums & Shakos AAR - The Supply Train

Post by Dropbear » Tue May 29, 2018 10:28 am

I have played Songs of Drums and Shakos, but wasn't a fan. Maybe I was doing something wrong, but the stats for the different troop types were very uninspiring and vanilla. Judging by your reaction to the rules, maybe it was something I was doing wrong.

I do like the activation system though.

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Re: Song of Drums & Shakos AAR - The Supply Train

Post by Captain Darling » Tue May 29, 2018 10:43 pm

Hey Dropbear I don’t think any one set of rules suits everyone’s tastes. I do like these just wish someone would do an ACW version, there’s already Song of Blades...and Song of Tomahawks...
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Re: Song of Drums & Shakos AAR - The Supply Train

Post by Captain Darling » Tue May 29, 2018 10:56 pm

Okay a quick web search...see the last line...gonna get this fired up quick smartish!

http://www.ganeshagames.net/product_inf ... ucts_id=57

‘61-‘65 ACW RULES (PRINTED BOOK)
‘61-‘65 is a fast play, Company-level American Civil War game based on the popular Song of Blades mechanics. Playable with 40-100 miniatures per side in less than two hours, ‘61-‘65 puts you in command of a Union or Confederate Company, with a Captain and several Lieutenants, Sergeants and Corporals. Send your skirmishers ahead, keep a tight formation and – wait to see the white of your enemy’s eyes before firing your volley!
Three scenarios included, one for each main period of the War (1861-62, 1863, 1864-65);
Simple rules that require decision making and encourage keeping a chain of command;
Playable in any scale, with single based models;
Profiles for Officers, NCOs, skirmishers and enlisted men for each major period;
Easy measuring system, no bookkeeping, minimal amount of markers;
Rules for multiplayer battles and for playing the game as a Song of Drums and Shakos variant with as few as 6 to 15 figures (SDS required)
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Re: Song of Drums & Shakos AAR - The Supply Train

Post by Dropbear » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:25 pm

I am itching for an ACW skirmish myself - I am waiting for a supplement to a set of rules called "Open Combat" to be released that will cover black powder weapons.

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Re: Song of Drums & Shakos AAR - The Supply Train

Post by Captain Darling » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:48 am

Hey DB,

I've never seen Open Combat I'll look them up on the weekend, I will use song... for small ACW skirmishes and Smooth and Rifled for larger games.

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