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 19 - Location - VFW Post at 1918 Washington St., Vicksburg
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
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 5 - Location: Jay's house - Brandon
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 29 - Location: Jay's house - Brandon
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 15 - Location: Strawberry Patch small meeting building (“Little Strawberry House”), Madison
Jan 1 - No Game
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