tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:/posts Jackson Gamers 2022-11-16T19:29:45Z tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1904456 2022-11-16T19:29:44Z 2022-11-16T19:29:45Z The Highlands Are Rising!

SATURDAY November 19, 2022, at 10:00 am

Location:  Jay Stribling’s house   MAP

Scale: 15mm

Title:  The Highlands Are Rising!

Setting:  Somewhere in Scotland during the 1745 Rising

Rules:  Commands & Colors, Tricorne: Jacobite Rising

Notes:  Will ye be a brawny Highlander fighting for Bonnie Prince Charlie or will ye be a Sassenach fighting for King George?

Gamemaster:  Jay Stribling

"And all will turn to silver glass
 A light on the water
 Grey ships pass into the west."
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1898126 2022-11-02T14:01:11Z 2022-11-02T14:01:12Z Game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022

SATURDAY, Nov. 5, 2022 at 10:00 am

Location:  Fondren Presbyterian Church   MAP

Scale:  28mm

Title:  Relief of Fort Fromage

Setting:  Somewhere in the Allegheny Mountains during the French & Indian Wars as the French try to relieve their garrison of Fort Fromage which is under siege by the British and American Colonists.

Scene from initial seizure by the French of the ruins of Fort Fromage. 

Rules:  "Rebels and Patriots"

Notes:  We'll meet back in the church library.  If the front door is locked, please call me at 769-226-5754 for admittance.  We'll eat lunch at Quizno's.

Gamemaster:  Jim Pitts
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1895866 2022-10-27T15:07:49Z 2022-10-27T15:07:49Z Game, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022

SATURDAY, Oct. 29, 2022

Location:  Jay Stribling's house  MAP

Scale: 40mm

Title:  Battle at Erehwon

Setting:  western Europe in the 1760s

Rules:  modified Commands and Colors Tricorne

Notes:  Another game using Jay's self-cast 40mm tricorne figures.

Gamemaster:  Jay Stribling

Hope to see you there!
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1889541 2022-10-11T16:11:02Z 2022-10-11T16:11:02Z Game - October 15, 2022

Location:  Alex Kirk’s house in Forrest, MS   MAP

Scale:  1:285 microarmor

Title:  Encounter at Alsfeld

Setting:  The 1st Brigade (2-41 Infantry and 1-67 Armor), 2nd Armored Division, with 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment attached, race to intercept the exploiting elements of the Soviet 20th Guards Motorized Rifle Division.

Rules:  A Fist Full of TOWs 3rd Edition

Notes:  Please let Alex know (at alex-kirk@sbcglobal.net ) if you are attending so Diane can ensure she prepares enough rations (waffles!!!) for everyone.

For those living in and around the metro Jackson area or driving through it, we’ll rendezvous at Jay’s house ( MAP ) by 9:30 am to carpool/convoy to Alex’s.

Gamemaster:  Alex Kirk


Hope to see you there!

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1884171 2022-09-28T17:08:04Z 2022-09-28T17:08:04Z Game Saturday Oct, 1, 2022, 10:00 am

Location:  The "Little Strawberry House" in Strawberry Park, Madison, north of Bruce Campbell Field.   MAP 

Scale: 25mm.

Title: Battle of Hanging Rock, 1780.

Setting: General Sumter ("Gamecock") mustered 900 North and South Carolina infantry and cavalry (mostly militia in 3 or 4 detachments) to launch a surprise attack on Major Carden's 450 Loyalist Provincials and Colonel Bryan's 300 North Carolina Highland militia strung out in 4 camps near Hanging Rock, SC. A small Royal Artillery detachment with a 3 lb. field gun is the only British unit. A single troop of Tarleton's Dragoons is also in the area. It historically was a hard fought battle.    LINK

Rules: Steve's "The White's of their Eyes" rules.


1.  On Saturday, there are no reserved parking slots around the Little Strawberry House.

2.  Please RSVP by Friday morning so that sufficient provisions may be procured.

Gamemaster: Steve Haller


Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1879405 2022-09-14T15:11:05Z 2022-09-14T15:23:11Z Game on Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022

SATURDAY Sep. 17, 2022, at 10:00 am

Location:  Fondren Presbyterian Church library   MAP

Scale:  25mm

Title:  Rising against the Duke

Setting:  In the imaginary Duchy of Bentwood

Rules:  “Lion Rampant” 2nd edition

Notes:  We’ll be back in the church library.  If the front door is locked, please call me at 769-226-5754 for admittance.  We'll have lunch at either Quizno's or the Pig and Pint.

Gamemaster:  Jim Pitts

Hope to see you there!

tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1875376 2022-09-01T20:20:18Z 2022-09-01T20:20:18Z Game Saturday, September 3rd

SATURDAY Sep. 3, 2022, beginning at 10:00 am

Location:  Jay Stribling's house   MAP

 Scale:  40mm

Title:  none given

Setting:  Somewhere in western Germany in the Seven Years War

Rules:  Based on Commands and Colors - Highlander rules

Notes:  This is an imaginary battle using Jay's home cast 40mm tricorne figures.

Gamemaster:  Jay Stribling


Hope to see you there!

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1869737 2022-08-17T18:26:46Z 2022-08-17T18:26:46Z August 20th Game

SATURDAY August 20, 2022  [at 10:00 am]

Location:  Alex Kirk's house in Forest, MS.    MAP  Look for the M-60 tank at the American Legion/VFW lodges just before the turn off US Hwy 80 and then the Texas A&M cover on his mailbox.

Scale:  1:285 microarmor

Title:  We Gotta Make That Flight!

Setting:  The 3rd Canadian Infantry Division fights the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend over possession of the Carpiquet airfield: June 07 - June 09, 1944.  Scenario -- https://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=10138 

Rules:  Memoir '44 (Overlord Expansion)

Notes:  Please RSVP to Alex [ alex-kirk@sbcglobal.net ] if you are coming so his quartermaster can procure enough provisions (sandwiches, etc.).

For Jackson metro area games, we'll rendezvous at Jay's house about 9:15 to carpool/convoy to Alex's.

Gamemaster:  Alex Kirk

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1863576 2022-08-03T14:54:58Z 2022-08-03T15:01:42Z Game - Saturday August 6th

SATURDAY August 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

Location:  Jay Stribling's house   MAP

Scale:  1:2400 naval 

Title:  "Red Sun Rising"

Setting:  Somewhere in the Yellow Sea off the coast of the Korean peninsula

Rules:  "Broadside and Salvo" tactical from "White Bear, Red Sun" rules by David Manley

Notes:  For International Naval Wargames Day using Jim's 1:2400 scale pre-dreadnought ships

Gamemaster:  Jim Pitts

This is a picture of some of Jim's ships from a game we played previously.

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1861130 2022-07-28T15:13:39Z 2022-07-28T15:13:39Z 5th Saturday Game - July 30th

SATURDAY July 30, 2022, at 10:00 am

Location:   Jay Stribling's house    MAP

Scale:  25mm

Title:  "Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!"

Setting:  Somewhere in Virginia

Rules:  Larry Brom's ACW rules (modified)

Gamemaster:  Jay Stribling

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1857505 2022-07-20T13:12:44Z 2022-07-20T13:12:45Z Game Picture

American forces (Alex's 1:285 miniatures) advance toward the enemy.

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1855463 2022-07-15T13:51:05Z 2022-07-15T13:51:05Z Game - July 16, 2022

SATURDAY, June, 16, 2022

Location: Alex Kirk's house in Forest  [Turn off US Hwy 80 at the American Legion & VFW Lodges, M-60 MBT]     MAP

Scale: 1:285 microarmor

Title: Hell in Alsfeld!

Setting: The 3rd Shock Army, Group of Soviet Forces, Germany is forcing the Fulda Gap against the 1st (US) Armored Division, V (US) Corps.

Rules: “A Fistful of TOWs”

Notes: Please RSVP to Alex so he can ensure there are enough provisions for everyone (waffles cooked by his wife. Yum! Yum!)

Gamers coming from the Jackson metro area can rendezvous at Jay's house for carpooling/convoy to Alex's.

Gamemaster: Alex Kirk  (cell phone is 972-342-6712

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1848460 2022-06-29T13:14:39Z 2022-06-29T13:15:35Z Game - July, 2nd 2022

SATURDAY July 2, 2022 at 10:00 am

Location: Strawberry Patch Park in Madison. We will be in the Little Strawberry House across from Madison Ridgeland Academy's athletic stadium on Old Canton Road just south of St. Augustine and north of Bruce Campbell (Air) Field.    MAP

 Scale:  25mm.

 Title: Going down to the River.

 Setting:  Russo-Japanese War.  A reinforced Japanese infantry division must take a vital river crossing initially defended by a Russian brigade with artillery in a nearby redoubt. Russian reinforcements and some feral Cossacks are have also been sent to the scene.

 Rules: Joe Morchhauser's "old school" 1962 rules.

 Notes: Please RSVP to Steve by this Friday morning, 1 July, if you are coming to the game.

 Gamemaster:  Steve Haller

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1842372 2022-06-15T20:50:31Z 2022-06-15T20:50:31Z Game on June 18th.

SATURDAY, June 18, 2022, at 10:00 am

Location:  Jay Stribling's house    MAP

Scale:  15mm

Title:  Last Throes of the Western Roman Empire

Setting:  The Catalaunian Plains in north central France.  The Western Roman Coalition, led by the Roman general Flavius Aetius and the Visigothic King Theodoric I, battles King Attila's Huns and their Germannic vassals.    LINK

Rules:  Commands and Colors - Medieval

Notes:  This scenario comes in two parts, west and east.  We'll start with the west-side scenario and then play the east-side if we have enough time.

Gamemaster:  Jim Pitts 

Hope to see you there!

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1837010 2022-06-01T13:33:43Z 2022-06-01T13:33:43Z Game on June 4th

SATURDAY June 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

Location: Fondren Presbyterian Church library, 3220 Old Canton Road 

Scale: 15mm 

Title:  Battle of Concord Crossing (Second play test) 

Setting:  A "What If" action between portions of the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of Tennessee during the June 1863 Tullahoma campaign

Rules:  "On to Richmond!" 

Gamemaster:  Jim Pitts

Notes:  This will be the second play test of the game that Jim will run at the Bayou Wars convention on June 11. If the front door is locked when you arrive, please call Jim Pitts for admittance. 

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1830930 2022-05-18T22:35:59Z 2022-05-18T22:35:59Z Game for May 21st

SATURDAY May 21, 2022 at 10:00 am

Location: Fondren Presbyterian Church library, 3220 Old Canton Road

Scale: 15mm

Title:  Battle of Concord Crossing

Setting:  A "What If" action between portions of the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of Tennessee during the June 1863 Tullahoma campaign.

Rules:  "On to Richmond!"

Notes:  This will be a play test of the game that I will run at the Bayou Wars convention on June 11.

Gamemaster:  Jim Pitts


If the front door is locked when you arrive, please call me at 769-226-5754 for admittance.

Hope to see you there!


Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1826391 2022-05-04T22:16:53Z 2022-05-06T23:32:55Z Game for May 7, 2022

Due to a lack of response the game has been postponed.

Location:  Little Strawberry House in Strawberry Park, Madison.  On Old Canton Road across the street from Madison-Ridgeland Academy.

Scale:  25mm

Title:  Defending the Redoubt

Setting:  Somewhere in Manchuria in 1905.  A 10,000-man Japanese division of 2 large infantry brigades supported by artillery and dragoons is advancing on a key river crossing.  A small Russian infantry brigade with artillery is defending in a large redoubt; they can be reinforced by 3 other small infantry brigades and Cossacks in the area (Russian forces also number 10,000 men). 

Rules:  Rules in Joe Morschauser’s 1962 classic How to Play War Games in Miniature.

Notes:  RSVP Steve Haller if you plan to come to Madison.  Lunch will be sandwich fixings. Start time is 10:00 a.m. We should be finished about 3:00 p.m.

Gamemaster:  Steve Haller

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1817918 2022-04-12T14:04:06Z 2022-04-12T14:58:37Z April 16, 2022 Game

Location: Alex Kirk's house in Forest.  Address is 211 Greenview Drive.

Jackson metro attendees normally rendezvous at Jay's house by 9:30 to carpool/convoy to Alex's.  Contact Jay if you plan on doing that. 

Scale:  1:285/6mm 

Title:  Hedgerow Hell! 

Setting:  The Americans continue their slog through the Normandy hedgerows to capture St. Lo.  Elite German fallschirmjäger units bolster the German defenses.  

Rules:  Memoir '44 played using 1:285 microarmor and infantry. 

Gamemaster:  Alex Kirk 

Notes:  Alex will provide sandwiches and light snacks to refuel the combatants. This information provided by Jim Pitts. Gaming schedule maintained by Jim Pitts and Jay Stribling. If you are interested in running and/or hosting a game contact one of them.

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1813737 2022-04-01T16:42:05Z 2022-04-01T16:42:05Z April 2nd Game

SATURDAY April 2, 2022

Location:   Jay Stribling's house 

Scale:  15mm 

Title:  Battle of Lessie's Moor, 24 June 1643 

Setting:  After muttering over ale pots all winter, the supporters of the rightful King and the supporters of the Parliament have decided to punish their foes in Borsetshire.  The forces have gathered, many toasts have been drunk, and the matches are lit. 

Rules:  "For King and Parliament" 

Notes:  This is a fictitious scenario developed by the creators of the rule set.  The players generalship will be tested by the relative scarcity of general officers, divided commands, and close terrain.  We'll see several different types of foot and horse as well as some artillery for this second game using FKaP. 

Gamemaster:  Jim Pitts 

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1811875 2022-03-28T13:33:19Z 2022-03-30T19:43:31Z 2nd Quarter Game Schedule

This is our current list of scheduled games and open game days for April, May and June.

April 2 -- English Civil War by Jim Pitts at Jay's house 

April 16 -- Memoir 44 (WW2) by Alex Kirk at his house in Forest 

April 30 -- nothing scheduled yet 

May 7 -- either American Revolution or Russo-Japanese War by Steve Haller in Madison 

May 21 -- nothing scheduled yet 

June 4 -- nothing scheduled yet 

Jun 10-12 -- Bayou Wars convention (30th Anniversary!) in D'Iberville 

Jun 18 -- nothing scheduled yet 

If you want to run a game on any of the open dates, please contact Jay Stribling or Jim Pitts so we can get you on the schedule. 

See you at a game soon!

Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1810860 2022-03-25T17:11:59Z 2022-03-25T19:44:37Z 1st Quarter 2022

Just a quick recap of games played during the 1st Quarter of this year and to get used to posting in the new website format. Stay tuned for the 2nd quarter.

March 19Location - VFW Post at 1918 Washington St., Vicksburg 

Scale: 1/600

Title: Dawn of Iron – Yazoo Devil and the Devils Charge (4 players) and Plum Point Bend and Memphis (6+ players)

Setting: Ironclad actions along the Mississippi River in 1862

Rules: Dawn of Iron - ACW at Sea

March 5 - Location - Alex's house in Forest, MS

Scale: 1/285 - 6mm

Title: Sword of Stalingrad

Setting: Russians versus Germans in the ruins of Stalingrad, featuring NKVD armored train #73.

Rules: Memoir '44 - Overlord Expansion

Feb 19 - Location: Fondren Presbyterian Church; Old Canton Road, Jackson

Scale: 15mm 

Title: Battle of Montgomery, 17 Sep., 1644

Setting: Following the defeat of Prince Rupert at Marston Moor (2 July 1644), the Parliamentarians spent much of the summer clearing the Royalists out of mid-Wales.  In early September, they captured a Royalist ammunition convoy and placed it for safety in Montgomery Castle.  Royalists gathered forces from Cheshire, Lancashire, and Shrewsbury as well as regiments returning from Ireland and laid siege to the castle.  The Parliamentary forces were gathered from Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Yorkshire to raise the siege.

Rules: "For King and Parliament" -- a square-gridded, card driven rule set.  Instruction and play sheets will be provided.

Feb 5Location: Jay's house - Brandon

Scale: 15mm 

Title: Battle of Falkirk Muir, Jan. 17, 1746 (the first day

Setting: This battle was fought on January 17 & 18, 1746, between the Jacobite army under Lord George Murray, and the Government army under General Henry Hawley.  A two day affair, the Highlanders did very well on the first day.  But the second day's battle saw both sides worn out; they both claimed victory and "went home". 

Rules: Jacobite Rising - A Commands and Colors variant

Jan 29Location: Jay's house - Brandon

Scale: 15mm 

Title: Seelowe Heights, 18-19 April 1945

Setting: Part of the opening of the Russian offensive to take Berlin.  After fierce fighting with high casualties on both sides, Russian Marshal Zuikov's 1st Belorussian Front triumphed over German General Busse's 9th Army. 

Rules: Memoir '44

Jan 17 - In years past a Jackson Gamer who now lives in North Carolina would visit and gamemaster a game on the MLK holiday using the Carnage and Glory game system. This year, due to the uncertainties brought on by the OMICRON variant of COVID, we had to cancel that game.

Jan 15Location: Strawberry Patch small meeting building (“Little Strawberry House”), Madison

Scale: 25mm 

Title: Battle of Cowpens (17 Jan 1781)

Setting: Dan Morgan and his 1,400+ Continentals and militia against “Bloody Ban” Tarleton and his 1,000 British regulars and Tories on the almost 241st anniversary of the battle.

Rules: “Whites of Their Eyes” by Steve Haller 

Jan 1 - No Game
Ed Sansing
tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1793623 2022-02-10T01:32:14Z 2022-02-10T01:32:14Z Some rearranging

We have moved the blog to a new host, but the migration went sideways.  I have backups of the old site, but have to repost everything by hand, which will take a little bit. I'll get it all up as quickly as I can.

tag:www.jacksongamers.net,2013:Post/1793622 2021-07-14T20:24:27Z 2022-02-10T01:29:32Z July, August, September and October 2021

Saturday October 2, 2021–10am

Location: Jay Stribling's Home

Scale: 20mm

Title: Flogging the Assyrians

Rules: Pharaoh Rides to War

Game Master: Jay Stribling

Notes:The game will used Eric Teuber's old (30+ years old) 20mm armies of  Egypt and Assyrians.

Saturday October 16–10am

Location: Fondren Presbyterian Church Library

Scale: 25mm

Title:Russo-Japanese war

Rules: I can not remember the name of the rules, but they are the same ones that we used in his last RJW game.

Game Master: Steve Haller

Notes: This game will use Steve's"True 25mm"RJW armies.

Saturday October 30

Location: Alex Kirk's home in Forest Ms

Scale: 6mm

Title: WWII Armor game

Rules: Memoir 44 rules from the Board game of the same name.

Game master: Alex Kirk

Notes: A fun game in Alex's splendid"Wargamer's man Cave"

Saturday September 18–10am

Location:Jay Stribling's Home

Scale: 25mm

Title:  Cavalry Action on the Way to Leipzig

Rules: To the Sound of the Guns

Game Master: Jim Pitts

Setting:    A meeting engagement somewhere south of ParisAs the allied Armies of the North and of Silesia advance south towards Leipzig, part of the cavalry of the Grande Armee attempts to halt their advance cavalry force.

Notes:Specific cavalry oriented play sheets will be available.A light lunch will be provided

Saturday September 4–10am

Location:Strawberry Patch Park in Madison (smaller yellow house behind larger one at 7574 Old Canton Rd. across from MRA athletic field)

Scale: 25mm

Title: The battle of Eutaw Springs

Rules: Whites of Their Eyes

Game Master: Steve Haller

Notes:  This was the last large battle in the Carolinas during the American Revolution.  There will be  250 BritishLoyalist figures facing an attack by 300 Americans from Steve’s 25mm collection.

SATURDAY August 7 – 10am

Location:Jay Stribling's Home MAP—https://tinyurl.com/eyk66xkj


Title: The battle of Perryville 1962

Rules:For this battle in the American Civil War we will use Larry Brom's"ACW rules"

Game Master: Larry Reeves

A light lunch will be provided so that we will lose less time.[[/emphasis]]

SATURDAY August 21 – 10am

Location:Fondren Presbyterian Church Library


Title:  Tanks, Tanks, and More Tanks! The Battle of Prokhorovka, July 1943

Rules:Memoir 44‘Overlord'(Epic)

Game Masters: Jim Pitts and Jay Stribling

Notes:  This will be quite a large game.   The tank battle of Prokhorovka was a clash between two immense armored forces. As the SS Panzer Corps started its advance, the Soviet artillery erupted and soon after the 5th Guards Tank Army under Gen. Pavel Rotmistrov accelerated toward the German advance. Rotmistrov's plan was to close quickly to negate the advantage held by the longer range German tanks.The fighting became a swirling melee and soon the battlefield was littered with the shattered remains of smoking armor. Losses on both sides were enormous. Combined, over 700 tanks were lost and because the battlefield remained in Soviet control the Germans could not recover and repair their losses.

Notes on the Location:We are finally getting to return to my church for a club game.But there are a couple of considerations for attending—If you are fully vaccinated, you are encouraged to wear a mask; if you are not fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask.These are not my directions, but those of the Session of the church.As an officer of the church, I must insist that these considerations be followed, especially the latter one.Right now with the proliferation of the Delta variant among the unvaccinated, we must all be especially careful.

There will also be some members of the church there preparing the Meals on Wheels in the Fellowship Hall.If the front door is locked, please call my cell phone (769-226-5754) and someone will come let you in.If the door is unlocked, please walk all the way down the hall, take a quick right then left, and continue down to the library at the end of that hall.

Jim Pitts

SATURDAY July 3 – 10am

Location:Jay Stribling’s house MAP—https://tinyurl.com/eyk66xkj


Title: The battle of Quinby Bridge and Plantation.

Rules:We will use Larry Brom's The Sword and the Flame rules.

Game Master: Jay Stribling standing in for Steve Haller

A light lunch will be provided so that we will lose less time.

SATURDAYJuly 17 – 10am

Location:Jay Stribling’s house MAP—https://tinyurl.com/eyk66xkj


Title: Rage among the mercenaries

Rules:Renaissance Rules by Dave Tuck

Scenario: various bands of mercenary Condottiere soldiers fight in Italy to advance the cause of France or Spain.  Set in the 1500s, this is the period of the most colorful armies of all time.

Game Master: Jay Stribling

A light lunch will be provided so that we will lose less time.