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Plains War

"Last night a couple of secret wargaming friends came over to wargame a Pony Wars scenario.

When they arrived they were each given a briefing and encouraged to do a little role play.
Player 1 was given the following briefing:
Briefing  Colonel Mercadai Graves
You are in command of an expedition to force a rogue plains Indian tribe to return to a reservation. You have been given command of two cavalry companies and a supply train to achieve this operational objective.
You directly command a company of 35 troopers, the second company has 45 troopers and is under the command of Captain Ebineezer Leet.
The supply train has an escort of 10 troopers and is under the command of Lt Gutteridge.
You are newly promoted to the rank of colonel and have been mainly based on the eastern seaboard. You have never been in combat and certainly have no experience of fighting the Redskins.
Captain Leet is an experienced cavalry commander, but appears unhappy that he has been missed for promotion as punishment…

Pony Wars taster...

On Wednesday night we will be doing a Pony Wars scenario......
A Peaceful Indian village in the early 1870's.......

Some young men bring the ponies back from grazing

Warriors hunt bison and drive them forward.....

Some hunters wait patiently for the Buffalo....
Meanwhile two scouts inform a cavalry commander that they have found the village.....
The Army force and supply train prepare to advance
The scene is set for Wednesday night........

There are Klingons on the starboard bow, starboard bow........

My wargaming friends new addition to his fleet.

Last Wednesday saw the Federation, under the joint command of Kirk and Picard face off against a shiny new Klingon fleet commanded by a secret wargaming friend.
I knew I was up against it, I only had the TOS Enterprise, TNG Enterprise and a Miranda class commanded by Riker. A bit old in the tooth against some shiny new Klingons, but you never know.

Part of the Federation fleet. Kirk commanded the 'Tinyprise' and Picard the TNG version.
I planned to use the Mirander to either split the Klingon fleet in a left flanking move, and use the two Enterprises has the hammer. It almost work, much to my surprise, almost.


Riker found himself bumping into a de-cloaking Klingon warship. His measly two attack dice facing off against a barrage of five.....
Only the skilled manouvering of Sulu saved the day.
Meanwhile Kirk and Picard closed on their quarry.
The battle was fierce and saw one of the Birds of Prey being stripped of her shields.
Meanwhile, th…